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I’m always looking for ways to cut costs in every area, and clothing is no exception. I have two growing girls, and even a modest trip to Old Navy can end up costing a lot. My younger daughter gets my older daughter’s clothes, and when she grows out of those, I do my best to make them last even longer, as long as they still look nice. This is especially true with things like dresses and jumpers, which don’t get worn and abused like other clothes. Many of her things look brand new by the time she grows out of something. So, when my littlest grows out of a dress, it becomes a skirt. I did this in 10 minutes using the serger for sewing the raw edge. Here’s how:

Cut under the arms of the dress:

Cutting Repurposed Dress

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