Remember the Sunshine Circle Skirt I made for Firecracker a couple weeks ago from the tutorial on MADE? Well, I had some fabric left over...so I made a couple more.
A friend of mine from high school who has struggled with infertility even more than we have, just had two new two foster daughters placed with her who they will likely be able to adopt. We hadn't talked for years and lived several states apart, but have been friends on Facebook for a while. I was super excited to hear that her family was growing, whether this will become permanent or temporary, and wanted to do something for her. I was already putting together a box of hand-me-downs from Firecracker, so I decided to make the girls matching skirts too...because it's fun for little girls to get brand-new, matching clothes to wear together.
And honestly...if you know a foster mom...especially one who's getting a new kiddo or two...ask what you can do to help out or if there's anything they need! Foster mom's don't often get baby showers and like...but they want people to be happy for them just as much and they often need all that kid or baby gear...but without the 9 months advanced notice.
And as long as we're on the subject of sunshine circle skirts...you might like to see Firecracker's in action at a recent baseball game. (She just wore it once...not to every game.)
There are a lot of skills we need to practice with her.
I almost didn't sign her up for baseball because we were kind of worn out from soccer...
...but I'm glad we did because she likes it better...
We are loving how many low-key sports are offered for so cheap in our little town.
And since several people asked about it last time I posted about these skirts, I thought I'd give you a few tips on how I hem them. I really hate ironing hems...especially really curved ones, and I don't have a serger.
So I start by going around the whole hem with a wide zigzag stitch. (The zigzag is wide and the stitch length is normal.)
And this is what it looks like when you're finished. Front and back...