THRIFT FLIP // turning ugly clothes into cute clothes

  • Published on Jul 18, 2019
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    In this thrift flip, with the power of my trusty sewing machine and mediocre sewing skills, I transform affordable thrift store clothes into cute Reformation and Urban Outfitters inspired items. This thrift flip episode includes some of my best DIY’s yet: transforming a vintage 70’s bell sleeve dress into an updated Reformation inspired picnic ready dress, turning a plain lumpy sweater into an Urban Outfitters / french girl inspired pearl button cardigan, and altering a loose and ill fitting dress to an Ariana Grande inspired silhouette.
    my fabric scissors (i swear by these):
    sewing machine:
    ON ME
    blue top: urban outfitters (
    jeans: afends (
    heart necklace: vanessa mooney (similar:
    thin choker: mejuri (
    heart choker: melody ehsani (similar:
    purse: asos
    platform heels: nasty gal (similar:, shorter heel:
    tennis skirt: la apparel (
    fanny pack: asos (
    loafers: asos (
    platform heels: nasty gal (similar:, shorter heel:
    purse: nasty gal (
    F A Q
    what’s your name? ashley
    what’s your instagram? @best.dressed
    how old are you? 21 (born in 1998)
    how tall are you? 5'5"
    what’s your ethnicity? half british and half burmese
    what equipment do you use to film?
    ➭ main camera: panasonic lumix gh5s (
    ➭ 12-35mm lens (
    ➭ mic: rode videomic pro+ (
    ➭ vlog camera: canon powershot g7x mark ii
    ➭ canon m50 (
    ➭ editing: final cut pro
    monday by jef
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  • Karina Konecny
    Karina Konecny 13 hours ago

    I luv your energy so much so cute

  • Zylene Zylene
    Zylene Zylene 2 days ago

    Who guys in here thinks she is drawingwiffwaffles?

    But imma not sure! 🤔

  • chillitz
    chillitz 3 days ago

    replacing the ribbon made a big difference

  • ピカチュウ
    ピカチュウ 3 days ago

    "You're doing great honey! Keep it up" is the new "OMG they were roommates"

  • Bri Bryant
    Bri Bryant 3 days ago

    i m pissed about the sleeves

  • Brianne Kueny
    Brianne Kueny 3 days ago

    Please for the love of God actually get a table because it sucks to sew on a box that falls apart!!

  • rhi smoke
    rhi smoke 4 days ago

    When she cut the sleeves and the music started I died rq.

  • Val Masters
    Val Masters 4 days ago

    it hurts my heart how she says "pastel"

  • Autumn N
    Autumn N 4 days ago

    1:10 It would look super cute if you cut the skirt off. It would be a cute summer crop top.

  • Ivan Catubig
    Ivan Catubig 4 days ago

    Here in the Philippines, outfits in thrift shops that costs more than 2 dollars are considered expensive.

  • Mikasa Ackerman
    Mikasa Ackerman 5 days ago

    This came out on my birthday! 🥰🥰

  • Casey Mills
    Casey Mills 5 days ago

    Haha, I like this girl

  • Walxee Xweetok
    Walxee Xweetok 6 days ago

    Those "ugly" clothes are for disadvantaged families who cant afford the newest clothes, not for privileged influencers to buy, cut up, & re-sell

  • Wendy Tedder
    Wendy Tedder 6 days ago

    While I am definitely a senior senior, I do wonder why the ads in this 21 year old's vlog has ads about covering gray hair and old lady creams. Are we ALL reliving our youth???

  • SodaAddict
    SodaAddict 6 days ago

    Is youtube trying to push me to sew like the grandma I am?? b/c it's working.

  • honeybree
    honeybree 7 days ago

    The blue dress reminded me of Eliza Hamilton , any one else ?🤙🤙

  • carriex2
    carriex2 7 days ago

    how did you learn to sew/ what, where, and how to sew on different items of clothing to make the adjustments you wanted?

  • Joae Kwhak
    Joae Kwhak 8 days ago +1

    If you’re into clothes glow ups and have spare time after watching this amazing thrift flip.... come check out my thrift flip video🤗

  • Alyssa Wright
    Alyssa Wright 8 days ago +4

    Where are the comments about the pearl necklace being an organ donor after taking its drivers exam I’m over here wheeeeeezing😂

  • Sleek Mill
    Sleek Mill 8 days ago +1

    ahhh i need the blue dress!! its a like a cute babydoll dress!

  • divachiquita714
    divachiquita714 8 days ago

    Picnic b$tch. My new everything goals 😂

  • slumbers
    slumbers 8 days ago

    5:02 i think it wouldve looked fine if you'd just flat ironed it!

  • Mya Bathman
    Mya Bathman 8 days ago +1

    "Your doing great honey!" Sounds like someth8ng I would asay

  • Marina Lopes
    Marina Lopes 9 days ago

    I felt real pain when she cut the sleeves

  • Maria Garay
    Maria Garay 9 days ago

    I'd actually keep the cute sleeves and just do the change on the front

  • Space Princess
    Space Princess 10 days ago

    This video was cool.

  • matilda seemann
    matilda seemann 10 days ago

    Ok but ur sooo pretty

  • Kata Kita
    Kata Kita 11 days ago

    I love ur style, oversized toddler 🤣

  • Bianca Liebenberg
    Bianca Liebenberg 11 days ago

    Picnic bitch is the best thing I've heard this month

  • Allyson Corlett
    Allyson Corlett 11 days ago

    hi!! Can you make thrift videos for plus-size people? Maybe get a plus-size friend to model them for you? 🥰

  • 신발냄새
    신발냄새 11 days ago

    Great , great content! 🥰🥰

  • prtky
    prtky 11 days ago

    Sorry but, no overlock, sewing with pins, cutting of instead of undoing the stitches.... did you leave it in the bin after the video? that does not go into the wahser more then 3 times without falling apart....and i tought i didn't know how to sew. Girl, you have ideias, go in youtube and see how others do sewing, it's all that is missing. On the positive side, good video skils!

  • Finn the Human
    Finn the Human 12 days ago

    take a shot every time she says sleeve

  • Økrayecø Ø
    Økrayecø Ø 12 days ago

    I felt really gay on the armpit part 🤣

  • Cookie
    Cookie 12 days ago +1

    “You’re doing great honey keep it up!”

  • Aunt B
    Aunt B 13 days ago

    Sweetness, your approach and end result are actually very much what all of us do.
    Your sense of humor and self-talk are delightful.
    I am old and have been sewing since before your grandmother was allowed to date. Before I was 20 my father called me an old Sew n Sew, seriously! ... to my face! ... on numerous occasions.
    We both loved the play on words.

    Tip 1. When creating new buttonholes, stitch them in by hand or machine and THEN make the
    Tip 2. Keep hand lotion close by. Fabric can and will suck every bit of moisture out of your
    Tip 3. Use a damp lint mask to reduce the dust choke of old fabric.
    Tip 4. Always use natural daylight to match colors.
    Warning: Even then you will still sometimes mess up. Pretend you meant to do that.
    Tip 5. Keep your creativity polished, sit on the floor and play with small children.
    Aunt B

  • Marina Madsen
    Marina Madsen 13 days ago

    You should do a thrift flip where you get a rescue box from ThredUp and do some sort of flip with each of the items!

  • trash can
    trash can 13 days ago

    you could've waited another year before killing sleeves mcsleeves so that he could turn 50

  • Natalie Ho
    Natalie Ho 14 days ago +1

    I really liked that last piece of transformation, so cute and blue and the final product was a fab

  • Jarad Wrld
    Jarad Wrld 14 days ago +5

    Whoever said “you’re doing great honey” sounded like Linda from the bobs burger show 6:37

  • Gabbi Durham
    Gabbi Durham 14 days ago

    Why is Ashley like so iconic

  • Hannah_111
    Hannah_111 14 days ago

    safiya and ashley should collab

  • mae
    mae 15 days ago

    the passerby is me 🤪

  • Zoé Ermatinger
    Zoé Ermatinger 15 days ago

    You’re SO talented omg😩

  • ellyoddle
    ellyoddle 15 days ago

    7:40 I think the actual term for that waistline silhouette is *babydoll* so this comment is kinda funny 😂

  • Kermit is comfy
    Kermit is comfy 15 days ago +34

    Ashley: ok lets cut the bat sleeves
    Safiya: *crying in the distance*

  • Jenna Lakes
    Jenna Lakes 15 days ago

    Everytime I watch one of the thrift flip videos I find myself in a thrift shop within 3 days... I don’t know but just *maaaaaaaybe* there’s a correlation

  • Black_Horse_Lover
    Black_Horse_Lover 15 days ago

    What even are loosely related sisters? Ha ha ha!

  • K P
    K P 16 days ago

    That yellow and white dress turned out so cute!!

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  • Its Bella Bug
    Its Bella Bug 16 days ago +1

    Doing great honey keep it up
    Me: *replays* 100 times

  • Mariam Ismail
    Mariam Ismail 16 days ago

    could you consider some modesty/hijabie outfits

  • Gisselle Marin
    Gisselle Marin 17 days ago

    Of all the Disney characters.... homegirl said Mushu. Disney hire Ashley, NOW!!!

  • Susan F
    Susan F 17 days ago

    love this, I think the sweater would’ve looked dope with a lettuce hem

  • LoveShop17
    LoveShop17 17 days ago

    blue dress is so cute

  • A M
    A M 17 days ago

    Wow!! I love it. Especially the remake of the blue dress

  • Someone
    Someone 17 days ago

    Her mentioning Ariana Grande...
    Me: crying bc I was at her concert yesterday and it doesn’t feel real

  • Tara We
    Tara We 18 days ago

    just love your personality and channel. I'm in my 40s and I have no sense of style, never could afford it. Now i'm learning. It's never too late. thank you hun! keep it up. you're doing great job.

  • jj2d
    jj2d 18 days ago

    How do you do your hair?!

  • Marauders_ 394
    Marauders_ 394 18 days ago

    I would literally buy that red cardigan from you omg it’s gorg