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DIY Kids' Outfits for Family Pictures

This weekend we got our family pictures done. I didn't make anything for my husband or I to wear, but both the kids were outfit by items sewn by me. I decided to go with a sky blue, navy blue, mustard, and light brown colors for the pictures. Which also meant I had to make Claire a dress and make Henry some pants because they didn't have those colors. (These pictures were taken by Camera Shy.)
I got the polka dot fabric in Joann's remnant bin. I was going to save it for me, but it was too perfect for family pictures. I cut it pretty close, but I made the dress a couple of days before. I used the Bumblebee Dress pattern by Sewing Mama Raeanna. She sent it to me when she released it because she's so nice, and she wanted me to review it. I didn't have baby Claire at the time, so I couldn't use it. It's a great pattern. I eliminated the ruffles to save on time and did piping on the front and between the skirt and the bodice. I did the 12 mos size but it was huge because Claire is itty bitty. I ended up adding a navy tie to pull it in and make it look like it fits for pictures. She'll wear it later this Spring when she hopefully grows bigger. I love this dress and the piping. It's so me and simple but unique.
Henry wore his gingham Mulberry Tunic that I made last year. It still fits him great, and I love it. He also wore his moto-inspired pants that I made at the end of KCW. I made them specifically for family pictures because I knew they were coming. It's a great outfit that was comfortable for him, but he still looked great.
Would you make clothes for family pictures?


  1. The last family pictures we had I planned around my hubby's ball cap. He always wears one. He had suggested we even take family pictures, which was shocking, so I jumped right on it when he suggested them. We did a red/black/grey them. And since he likes us all in jeans we all wore jeans. I think they turned out great. And no I didn't make anything, I didn't have time. And we all miraculously had the right color of clothing. I think I bought one daughter an $8 shirt at Walmart. But they turned out to be my favorite pictures of us!

  2. Your kids are so funny! They have their father's eyes. And her dress is adorable, good job :)

    -Anastasia Ivy


  3. OMG those are some big smiles! Love it.

  4. OMG those are some big smiles! Love it.

  5. I love how these came out! So cute! And Claire's dress is perfect~


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