This weekend we got our family pictures done. I didn’t make anything for my husband or I to wear, but both the kids wore me made outfits for family pictures. 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.)

DIY Kids' Outfits for Family Pictures

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.

DIY Kids' Outfits for Family Pictures

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.

DIY Kids' Outfits for Family Pictures
Would you make clothes for family pictures?

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Author: Heather Handmade

I'm a seamstress and mother. I sew, blog, thrift, upcycle, design fabric, and teach sewing classes. I'm also a self-proclaimed fabric fondler.

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5 thoughts on “DIY Kids’ Outfits for Family Pictures

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

    Posted on March 4, 2015 at 4:51 am
  2. OMG those are some big smiles! Love it.

    Posted on March 4, 2015 at 3:25 am
  3. OMG those are some big smiles! Love it.

    Posted on March 4, 2015 at 3:25 am
  4. Your kids are so funny! They have their father's eyes. And her dress is adorable, good job 🙂

    -Anastasia Ivy

    Posted on March 4, 2015 at 1:50 am
  5. 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!

    Posted on March 3, 2015 at 12:50 pm