THRIFT FLIP // turning ugly clothes into cute clothes

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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:
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 (
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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  • it’s sounded like coco peru at 6:38 lol

    baroqueboybaroqueboy23 saatler önce
  • bless that passerby

    ok okok okGün önce
  • i just found your channel and ur my new fave

    haylee whaylee wGün önce
    • Why are clikkies everywhere lmao

      farrah mfarrah m22 saatler önce
  • all the seamstresses cringed when she sewed over the pins

    Kate The GymnastKate The GymnastGün önce
  • The fact that you're only 3 years older than me, makes me love you even more.

    Olivia EnaOlivia Ena3 gün önce
  • I wishhhhh there was a male version like youuuu I have sucha bad fashion sense and i'm still watchin' ya, u doing greatt👍🏻👏

    Felicity GamingFelicity Gaming3 gün önce
  • Blue little dress turned out to be sooo cute

    Candice YCandice Y4 gün önce
  • omg I really enjoy your videos so much, you're so cuteee and funny! haha, btw the final dress it´s so cute I loved it

    Yovana SofiaYovana Sofia4 gün önce
  • She’s soooo pretty

    Isaura CostaIsaura Costa6 gün önce
  • Vulgar af oh my

    JJ6 gün önce
  • Ashley can you fix my ugly clothes 😭👌🏻💗

    Apryl Crucido - RamosApryl Crucido - Ramos6 gün önce
  • the guy that yelled “you are doing great honey “ has my heart

    dumb brunettedumb brunette7 gün önce
  • this is awesome

    Amelia HAmelia H7 gün önce
  • god taking to his angels when making me “aight guys im about to go crazy stupid on this one”

    The R.W ChannelThe R.W Channel8 gün önce
  • the saying every one hears when they get their eyebrows done, "Brows aren't sisters, they're cousins."

    Dena NguyenDena Nguyen8 gün önce
  • bruh you say pastel with the first syllable emphasized lmaoooo

    Maggie WilliamsMaggie Williams10 gün önce
  • PSA: The idea to fold up the cardigan and utilize the original heme is good it just needed a topstitch to make it look 'more normal'

    xXReese1781XxxXReese1781Xx12 gün önce
  • The passerby is basically me watching this vid

    Nate NNate N15 gün önce
  • “he could’ve done a better job by giving me more mental stability” i felt this so hard

    Jahnavi RamanJahnavi Raman16 gün önce
  • 1:49 YOU’RE A LEGEND 😂✨✨

    Dritan BungaDritan Bunga16 gün önce
  • ahh that happened to me also (similar) I was looking at myself in the car mirror but the one outside and this guy goes "gotta make sure that face stays beautiful" something similiar and It made my whole dayyy :")

    Angelica PazAngelica Paz17 gün önce
  • Fun fact: the song "Jingle Bells" was originally written for Thanksgiving, look it up.

    fluffy llama thingy that's fluffyfluffy llama thingy that's fluffy18 gün önce
  • Tbh i like the first DRESS❤❤ NOT gonna lie

    jiminsnooder _jiminsnooder _19 gün önce
  • guys the way she says pastel is normal ok everyone says shit differently

    Indrani SmithIndrani Smith19 gün önce
  • Im still so confused as to why David said 'Thank You' i don't know why im laughing-

    Lucas Insfires.Lucas Insfires.20 gün önce
  • We all need to have "You're doing great honey, keep it up" saved on our phone so we can set it to come on at random times of the day. Instant moral boost 😊

    Shayne AshleyShayne Ashley20 gün önce
  • forget catcalling i want people to yell "you're doin' great hunnie keep it up!"

    dracodraco21 gün önce
  • i cant with the pearls sadlhgjkalhg

    Not Quite ChaosNot Quite Chaos21 gün önce
  • How are you confortable wearing such a short dress? it almost looks like a slightly long shirt O_O otherwise, your work is great

    sbd dreamatrixsbd dreamatrix21 gün önce
  • Haha this works if you're that SMALL if you're bigger than a size M you're fd up :/

    Shar ÁvilaShar Ávila22 gün önce
  • 6:37 Thank me later

    Geegie ʕ•ᴥ•ʔGeegie ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ23 gün önce
  • you are so adorable!! had to subscribe!

    mary ann fostermary ann foster23 gün önce
  • lol di ya'll saw her earrings? its a safety pin lmao

    hanna styleshanna styles23 gün önce
  • R.I.P Sleeves McSleeves

    CupidCliveCupidClive24 gün önce
  • How can u make that??

    Nikita MercyNikita Mercy24 gün önce
  • No one: My brain: This is not a music video!! Why are you watching it for the millionth time!!? Love you, Ashley.

    Sivi JingsSivi Jings25 gün önce
  • Cutting off those bat wing sleeves absolutely killed me

    Evelyn HughesEvelyn Hughes26 gün önce
  • Wizard.

    Emelie ÖjhedenEmelie Öjheden26 gün önce
  • One of the background musics is Strawberry by Jeff Kaale

    Amanda RodriguezAmanda Rodriguez26 gün önce
  • at 2:20 i thought she was going to inject heroine

    francesca zamorafrancesca zamora26 gün önce
  • You are so funny in a way without trying. I really enjoy watching you and subscribed right after this video. Cheers to you

    Alyssa ArbourAlyssa Arbour27 gün önce
  • How can you just sew

    Lindsay CollinsLindsay Collins28 gün önce
  • You honestly have the best taste in clothes and decor like wow

    Maddie_.mayyy AyeeeMaddie_.mayyy Ayeee28 gün önce
  • The red one is so flattering on you!

    Mehran Amirah Nur ImanMehran Amirah Nur Iman28 gün önce
  • "replacing the buttons was as easy as me freshman year of college" WOW i love this energy

    grcegrce29 gün önce
  • I screamed when she cut the sleeves off. why? how could you?

    Black KittyCat HappinessBlack KittyCat Happiness29 gün önce
  • 7:43 stream fine line by harry styles on december 13

    Ally RayAlly Ray29 gün önce
  • how do you manage to make everything look cute

    Ella BellaElla BellaAylar önce
  • whenever a hem doesn't look great like on your cardi just iron it down and it should look better!

    Lara BriddonLara BriddonAylar önce
  • ashley pls tell from where have you brought these safety pin earings from pls, do a yt video on your jewellery

    Purva PokhriyalPurva PokhriyalAylar önce
  • I can’t believe she’s been sneak peeking her new jewelry line this whole time and we had no idea! 😱😂

    Sarah ReadySarah ReadyAylar önce
  • This is by far Ashley's best thrift flip. Also, now that I'm looking at this yellow and white dress its reminding me of the weird cult members from midsommer.

    tara sstara ssAylar önce
  • Okay but I NEED you and Safiya to collab 😍😍

    Breanna ToddBreanna ToddAylar önce
  • Okay but can we talk about the skirt she wore with the thrifted sweater because girl I need it!! Where the hell can I get that skirt is SOO pretty!!!!

    Jessica GabriyelJessica GabriyelAylar önce
  • I loved that wholesome passerby

    woop woopity woopwoop woopity woopAylar önce
  • You know how inspirational you are? I considered getting bangs because of you! You made me forget how bad I looked as a five year old with bangs! Know that is inspiration

    Sparkle UnicornSparkle UnicornAylar önce
  • Oh btw it’s called chain stitch not loopy stitch. Your doing great honey keep it up

    Spicy disasterSpicy disasterAylar önce
  • She gets “sew” many questions... what’s wrong with me? 😂😂

    Spicy disasterSpicy disasterAylar önce
  • My thrift store is my mom's closet 🤪

    Bubblez LolBubblez LolAylar önce
  • did i just find your channel? yes.have i been watching your videos for 2 hours? also yes. should i be studying instead? A HELL YES.

    LaizaLaizaAylar önce
  • Seeing you with the yellow dress feel like seeing Anna-frozen in real life ❤️

    syifa zulkefelisyifa zulkefeliAylar önce
  • One thing that might've saved the red sweater is folding it over and 'hem' it with a whip stitch (connect the hem thing to the actual sweater or something idk I'm not a professional tailor lol), not too sure if that would make a difference but oh well.

    High Flying WrenHigh Flying WrenAylar önce
  • the tune that played when you were cutting off the sleeves, ashokan farewell, is... let's just say it holds a lot of emotional weight and I found myself close to tears at the cutting off of sleeves

    Eliza RhinelanderEliza RhinelanderAylar önce
  • the blue dress came up so good that now i want you to redo me

    no homono homoAylar önce
  • With the ragged hem on the cropped cardie, you could add a trim for the hem in a satin ribbon (wide or narrow) in the same shade as the pearl buttons, or a similar colour to the cardigan. Still looks good though - and I am Loving the fact that you aren't afraid to show 'less than perfect' results- it makes nervous crafters & sewers like me feel better about diving in & having a go!

    Florence PierceFlorence PierceAylar önce
  • is anyone else bothered by how she said pastel

    DahliaRaneDahliaRaneAylar önce
  • i literally giggled when a passerby said it

    vr qlrvr qlrAylar önce
  • Didn't like the finish of the pastel dress

    Alvina CabralAlvina CabralAylar önce
  • when i get older, and when i have money, ill finally be able to do this

    Pop Lylith ManosPop Lylith ManosAylar önce
  • I was thinking making the blue dress into a two peice set. then the weird waist would be folded over and make two new weird hems ;)

    makayla vigilmakayla vigilAylar önce
THRIFT FLIP // turning ugly clothes into cute clothes