I think that sometimes the best part of family photos is figuring out what everyone will wear. Thankfully I have a family that doesn't mind my wardrobe choices.
Adelle's dress was inspired by the book Baby Dear, I love this dress, I bought this blue satin with the intention of making this dress a long time ago but I'm happy I waited till now and she could wear it for family photos.
I think one of the biggest factors when it comes to choosing clothes for a shoot is the color scheme. No one has to match the colors just have to go together. And as you may know I am a strong advocate for yellow details! I made this little cardigan for Adrian from a pattern I bought from Etsy. Becky Ruud of OwlyBaby makes some great patterns!
I added my own elbow patches to the design because lets face it, I'm going to ride this trend till it's dead! The main part of the cardigan is from an Old Navy shirt I got for $3 and the geometric cordoroy I used for the pockets & patches I scored at Hancock Fabrics for $1.35 a yard!
The best part of the pattern is the sizing is from newborns all the way up to 5T so you can make cardigans for all the kids! I chose not to put buttons on this one because I didn't really want to have to worry about Adrian putting them in his mouth.
I did a crisscross back for the suspenders to keep them on her shoulders and left a little length at the end of the suspenders for an easy adjustment as Adelle grows. you can find a pattern for this dress on Burdastyle.
I hope you get a chance to do a few projects this fall, Happy Election Day!