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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  • bless that stranger lmao

    Abby DarringtonAbby Darrington3 saatler önce
  • you really pretty. hope you don't actually think you look like an oversized toddler lol.

    Veev OkaforVeev Okafor5 saatler önce
  • I really liked that blue dress...i want it 😍 but i cant buy it in a store 😔

    rosie.rosie.6 saatler önce
  • Securing it down like SEW

    avocados11111avocados1111111 saatler önce
  • Can I ask what edit program do you use

    Belen JungBelen Jung11 saatler önce
  • was not expecting the mushu line, legit laughed out loud in the middle of the night in the darkness of my room. gotta love ashely!

    loubylouxcloubylouxcGün önce
  • ok at first I thought you were wearing safety pins as earrings and maybe thats a sign that I should really get a pair of glasses again btw i always love ur videos so much and i feel so inspired rn to sew something even tho i don't know how to sew :D

    Chun uwuChun uwuGün önce
  • Girl you need to start using an iron! It really really really helps! You always always always press, sew, press, when you're sewing from scratch, and I think it would make it so much easier for you when you alter! I love and adore your videos, and they are such an inspiration! My friend and I TOTALLY bonded over your existence!

    Viv HazelriggViv HazelriggGün önce
  • Ashley's half British side really comes out when she speaks at 9:59

    JenniRudolphJenniRudolph2 gün önce
  • Like if safiya and ashley should collab!

    Selena KingSelena King2 gün önce
  • Do y'alls say Pas-TELL Or Pas-TULL

    Non of your businessNon of your business2 gün önce
  • I watch your videos to relax and be happy before bed because I have insomnia haha. Your sense of humor makes me happy!

    KylieKylie2 gün önce
  • Hi can you do a vedio where you make jeans tighter as in fit you better because whenever I buy it can never find the perfect size if the waist fits the length is too long if the length is right the waist is loose so can you PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do a vedio on how to make jeans fit you better as iam really struggling here

    Carol MewooCarol Mewoo2 gün önce
  • Just found your channel and only watched like 3 vids but loveee ur personality and content 💖💖

    Olivia LOlivia L2 gün önce
  • *If ashley was a disney princess she would wear gangam*

    scary spaghetscary spaghet2 gün önce
  • Please remove the pins one at a time when seeing, you can break you’re sewing needle by sewing over the pins.. 👍other than that- great video

    sophie art musicsophie art music2 gün önce
  • BEST!

    Samwhereawesome _Samwhereawesome _3 gün önce
  • She really knows what she's doing . Can't relate

    Sam E.Sam E.3 gün önce
  • Whip stitch

    Agent ButtercupAgent Buttercup3 gün önce
  • Can you do a plant care video

    Agent ButtercupAgent Buttercup3 gün önce
  • The sleeves getting cut off hurt my soul

    Julia's WorldJulia's World3 gün önce

    sarah alhosanisarah alhosani3 gün önce
  • The Bat-sleeve funeral was appropriate

    Danielle M HallDanielle M Hall3 gün önce
  • Still waiting for safiya to comment on this video about the murder of those batwing sleeves lol

    Grade -A- WeirdoGrade -A- Weirdo4 gün önce
  • 7:31 she mentions ariana grande and toddler, that dress looks like its bout to turn into her dress at jimmy fallons music genre thing idk im stupid

    yall got bamboozledyall got bamboozled4 gün önce
  • I'm curious i know you have a lot of clothes but exactly how do you manage your laundry? 😅

    Rhea TanRhea Tan4 gün önce
  • ‘More mental stability’ Me too 😂 I really need more mental stability too.

    nancy mainancy mai4 gün önce
  • Honestly thought they were cute before, but the way you’ve altered them to suit your personal preferences look very nice.

    batman likes pizzabatman likes pizza4 gün önce
  • "She wears her grandma's clothes. She looks incredible." ;)

    Jessica BurchellJessica Burchell4 gün önce
  • your 21 how tf u manage budgeting so well to live alone!

    Fay JanFay Jan4 gün önce
  • We'll never hear David's voice ever again :

    Nini MenardoNini Menardo4 gün önce
  • Love your channel. You’re so bubbly it’s contagious. Makes me want to be 21 again. 🙂

    MMNMMN4 gün önce
  • she’s says “pastel” so weird, someone help her

    Julio MedinaJulio Medina5 gün önce
  • omg that blue dress is such aesthetic coachellla vibes like your so amazing :O

    Jackson AnttJackson Antt5 gün önce
  • i would cut myself off if my name was “sleeves mcsleeves”

    DanielleDanielle5 gün önce
  • I really like that steps how to cropped clothes its so funny

    Anishah Abd WahidAnishah Abd Wahid5 gün önce
  • U deserved 10m subsribers.

    MegaMega5 gün önce
  • I love your earrings

    PeachyPeachy6 gün önce
  • Does anyone know where these cute dangly pearl earrings are from? I really couldn't find them anywhere :/

    AmelieAmelie6 gün önce
  • Queen of diy thrifting.🌱🌻💕

    JiaYi LeiJiaYi Lei6 gün önce
  • that guy who said "YOU'RE DOING GREAT HONEY KEEP IT UP" is truly a hero

    AlaralpacaAlaralpaca6 gün önce
  • i didn't know they sold medieval costumes at thrift stores !

    AlaralpacaAlaralpaca6 gün önce
  • Youre so funny and aesthetic i literally love you

    Linn KLinn K6 gün önce
  • confirmation from a gay dude is fashion GOALS

    NegaSonicTeenage WarheadNegaSonicTeenage Warhead6 gün önce
  • Other people thrift flip: Crop a top Ashley's thrift flip: Make a whole new piece of clothing Love it ❤️

    Erica HillErica Hill6 gün önce
  • The first one was to long

    Juliet SalongaJuliet Salonga6 gün önce
  • 6:37 the reason why I can't become a model I GET sHy

    June leafJune leaf7 gün önce
  • You're doing so well that TRvisionrs are copying your video style and content (literally music, tutorials, font titles, video effects, etc). We know you're the OG tho! Love your videos! 💖

    Paola A.Paola A.7 gün önce
  • You're a goddess!!!!!

    Akanksha GulianiAkanksha Guliani7 gün önce
  • Cutting off the top part of that last dress physically hurt me

    Sarah PryorSarah Pryor7 gün önce
  • bust down thriftiana

    tusk act 1tusk act 18 gün önce
  • You're a literal magician with fashion

    Kayla MatherKayla Mather8 gün önce
  • Okay, I have a dress that looks similar to the one u are wearing in 6:47 and the colour is exactly the same

    Nashita NusaibaNashita Nusaiba8 gün önce
  • I’d actually love to see Ashley play Mushu in the new Mulan ngl

    sksksk ripsksksk rip8 gün önce
  • highkey tho i'd pay to see you as mushu

    Nicola VenturiniNicola Venturini8 gün önce

    LizLiz8 gün önce
  • Your videos are literally so good !!!

    TMTM8 gün önce
  • 👍🏻👍🏻

    Karys MunsterKarys Munster8 gün önce
  • ohmygosh yes ashley as mushu we stan

    blink burritoblink burrito8 gün önce
  • I actually love the first dress as it is but she is really talented

    jamongmongmongmongjamongmongmongmong9 gün önce
  • *bold of you to assume the sleeves gender*

    Queen Green TeaQueen Green Tea9 gün önce
  • Duuude I especially love the first one. I probably would have kept the sleeves cuz I'm a hoe for flowy sleeves. But you're right. It does look really great without them too.

    Emile GoreEmile Gore9 gün önce
  • "You're doing great honey" Oml i love whoever that was

    Lana JoyLana Joy9 gün önce
  • please do a hair tutorial!

    Charlotte Francoise BellCharlotte Francoise Bell9 gün önce
  • 0:53 omg 😃😃😃

    Bảo NgọcBảo Ngọc10 gün önce
  • "I get SEW many questions.." No, no, just me? Oh and those platform shoes tho!!

    Lala JonesMitchellLala JonesMitchell10 gün önce
  • Does anyone know the name of the song that starts at 8:05? Also, i love her.

    Cecilia FloresCecilia Flores10 gün önce
  • the Pastel dress is soooo cute i was worried but its bomb

    Paulina Marie XOPaulina Marie XO10 gün önce
  • "the role of Mushu" hahaha dining so funny

    Paulina Marie XOPaulina Marie XO10 gün önce
  • You did quite a great job transforming it to a cute outfits:)

    Life is so DevineLife is so Devine10 gün önce
THRIFT FLIP // turning ugly clothes into cute clothes