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An Instagram photo of Stephanie Miller’s daughter wearing the full dress shirt and the refashioned one.
A Utah woman found a unique way to give her children “hand-me-down” clothing — by taking them from her husband.
Stephanie Miller of Salt Lake City told ABC News and “Good Morning America” this week that she has repurposed her husband’s clothes for her daughters.
She’ll rework her husband’s old dress shirts into cute dressed for her daughters, ages 3 and 4. She also has two sons, a 5-year-old and 5-month-old.
Miller, who graduated from BYU with a degree and teaching certificate in fine arts and taught drawing and painting classes, said she lost some of her creative passion once she gave birth to her first child. Miller told HuffPost that she “felt a loss of identity” after the “shock of motherhood.”
She said her small apartment, the unhealthy fumes of her paintings and a new baby made life difficult.
So her husband, Jon, bought her a sewing machine, according to HuffPost, in order to help her find her passion again. She first used it to make stuffed animals.
Things changed. Stephanie Miller said she started feeling happier.
The hobby only grew from there, as did her creative passion. Soon an idea came to her when one of her husband’s shirts shrank.
“Last Christmas I bought my husband some nice dress shirts for work,” the 27-year-old, told ABC News. “We were spring cleaning and getting rid of some stuff in March, and on the top of his get-rid-of pile was…