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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Comments • 4 066

  • Olivia L
    Olivia L 2 hours ago

    Just found your channel and only watched like 3 vids but loveee ur personality and content 💖💖

  • scary spaghet
    scary spaghet 3 hours ago

    *If ashley was a disney princess she would wear gangam*

  • sophie art music
    sophie art music 7 hours ago +1

    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

  • Samwhereawesome _
    Samwhereawesome _ 12 hours ago


  • Sam E.
    Sam E. 14 hours ago

    She really knows what she's doing . Can't relate

  • Agent Buttercup
    Agent Buttercup 16 hours ago

    Whip stitch

  • Agent Buttercup
    Agent Buttercup 16 hours ago

    Can you do a plant care video

  • Julia's World
    Julia's World 18 hours ago

    The sleeves getting cut off hurt my soul

  • sarah alhosani
    sarah alhosani 22 hours ago


  • Danielle M Hall
    Danielle M Hall Day ago

    The Bat-sleeve funeral was appropriate

  • Grade -A- Weirdo
    Grade -A- Weirdo Day ago +1

    Still waiting for safiya to comment on this video about the murder of those batwing sleeves lol

  • yall got bamboozled

    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

  • Rhea Tan
    Rhea Tan Day ago

    I'm curious i know you have a lot of clothes but exactly how do you manage your laundry? 😅

  • nancy mai
    nancy mai Day ago +1

    ‘More mental stability’ Me too 😂 I really need more mental stability too.

  • batman likes pizza

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

  • Jessica Burchell
    Jessica Burchell 2 days ago

    "She wears her grandma's clothes. She looks incredible." ;)

  • Fay Jan
    Fay Jan 2 days ago

    your 21 how tf u manage budgeting so well to live alone!

  • Nini Menardo
    Nini Menardo 2 days ago

    We'll never hear David's voice ever again :

  • MMN
    MMN 2 days ago +1

    Love your channel. You’re so bubbly it’s contagious. Makes me want to be 21 again. 🙂

  • Julio Medina
    Julio Medina 2 days ago

    she’s says “pastel” so weird, someone help her

  • Jackson Antt
    Jackson Antt 2 days ago

    omg that blue dress is such aesthetic coachellla vibes like your so amazing :O

  • Danielle
    Danielle 3 days ago +1

    i would cut myself off if my name was “sleeves mcsleeves”

  • Anishah Abd Wahid
    Anishah Abd Wahid 3 days ago +1

    I really like that steps how to cropped clothes its so funny

  • Mega
    Mega 3 days ago

    U deserved 10m subsribers.

  • Peachy
    Peachy 3 days ago

    I love your earrings

  • Amelie
    Amelie 3 days ago

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

  • JiaYi Lei
    JiaYi Lei 3 days ago

    Queen of diy thrifting.🌱🌻💕

  • Alaralpaca
    Alaralpaca 3 days ago

    that guy who said "YOU'RE DOING GREAT HONEY KEEP IT UP" is truly a hero

  • Alaralpaca
    Alaralpaca 3 days ago

    i didn't know they sold medieval costumes at thrift stores !

  • Linn K
    Linn K 4 days ago

    Youre so funny and aesthetic i literally love you

  • NegaSonicTeenage Warhead

    confirmation from a gay dude is fashion GOALS

  • Erica Hill
    Erica Hill 4 days ago +4

    Other people thrift flip: Crop a top

    Ashley's thrift flip: Make a whole new piece of clothing

    Love it ❤️

  • Juliet Salonga
    Juliet Salonga 4 days ago

    The first one was to long

  • June leaf
    June leaf 5 days ago

    6:37 the reason why I can't become a model
    I GET sHy

  • Paola A.
    Paola A. 5 days ago

    You're doing so well that RU-cliprs 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! 💖

  • Akanksha Guliani
    Akanksha Guliani 5 days ago

    You're a goddess!!!!!

  • Sarah Pryor
    Sarah Pryor 5 days ago

    Cutting off the top part of that last dress physically hurt me

  • ranpo
    ranpo 5 days ago

    bust down thriftiana

  • Kayla Mather
    Kayla Mather 5 days ago

    You're a literal magician with fashion

  • Nashita Nusaiba
    Nashita Nusaiba 5 days ago

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

  • sksksk rip
    sksksk rip 6 days ago

    I’d actually love to see Ashley play Mushu in the new Mulan ngl

  • Nicola Venturini
    Nicola Venturini 6 days ago

    highkey tho i'd pay to see you as mushu

  • Liz
    Liz 6 days ago


  • TM
    TM 6 days ago

    Your videos are literally so good !!!

  • Karys Munster
    Karys Munster 6 days ago


  • blink burrito
    blink burrito 6 days ago

    ohmygosh yes ashley as mushu we stan

  • jamongmongmongmong
    jamongmongmongmong 6 days ago

    I actually love the first dress as it is but she is really talented

  • Queen Green Tea
    Queen Green Tea 7 days ago

    *bold of you to assume the sleeves gender*

  • Emile Gore
    Emile Gore 7 days ago +1

    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.

  • Lana Joy
    Lana Joy 7 days ago +1

    "You're doing great honey" Oml i love whoever that was

  • Charlotte Francoise Bell

    please do a hair tutorial!

  • Bảo Ngọc
    Bảo Ngọc 7 days ago

    0:53 omg 😃😃😃

  • Lala JonesMitchell
    Lala JonesMitchell 7 days ago +6

    "I get SEW many questions.."
    No, no, just me?
    Oh and those platform shoes tho!!

  • Cecilia Flores
    Cecilia Flores 7 days ago

    Does anyone know the name of the song that starts at 8:05? Also, i love her.

  • Paulina Marie XO
    Paulina Marie XO 7 days ago

    the Pastel dress is soooo cute i was worried but its bomb

  • Paulina Marie XO
    Paulina Marie XO 7 days ago

    "the role of Mushu" hahaha dining so funny

  • Life is so Devine
    Life is so Devine 7 days ago

    You did quite a great job transforming it to a cute outfits:)

  • Noki
    Noki 7 days ago


  • Tiffany Wiseback
    Tiffany Wiseback 8 days ago

    if she ever makes mere it should just say picnic bitch across the front

  • Amara D
    Amara D 8 days ago

    LMAO "as easy as me freshman year of college" had me gasping youre so funny

  • Maia _ H
    Maia _ H 8 days ago +1

    I think the raw cut on the cardigan looked good tho 😁

  • Sia
    Sia 8 days ago +5

    the sad thing is that I can’t find something or make something that’s exactly the same as that gorgeous blue dress

  • Mia Worsham
    Mia Worsham 9 days ago +1

    ❤️❤️👏🏼👏🏼I always love your videos, especially ones like these☺️ I've still been wanting to learn how to sew but I hope I can one day turn many clothes into my style just as good as you do into yours!!

  • dixie probably
    dixie probably 10 days ago +1

    5:39 n0 no nOOo

  • Ammaarah Isaacs
    Ammaarah Isaacs 10 days ago +4


    take notes you white girls that just crop the hell out of your tshirts :)

  • Renata
    Renata 10 days ago +1

    Fun fact: pastel is the name of a Brazilian food

  • Hailey Chan
    Hailey Chan 10 days ago

    pAstel, or pastEL?

  • Katrina Carlyle
    Katrina Carlyle 10 days ago

    Her clothes are so cute I love her style like I can’t

  • KatieePandaa
    KatieePandaa 10 days ago +1

    keep double checking the video to ensure its not on speed up cause you talk and move so fast hahaha

  • Renity 101
    Renity 101 11 days ago +2

    It’s “Ya doin’ great huney, keep it up”

  • Eileen Gold
    Eileen Gold 11 days ago +1

    I want your face. How much is it? Also your legs and waist. Do you accept PayPal?

  • Eileen Gold
    Eileen Gold 11 days ago +1

    1 M views? get it girl, you deserve it. I love your channel! always inspires me to maybe no wear the same shirt every single day

  • Megan Chen
    Megan Chen 11 days ago +1

    the blue dress omg a molly goddard vibe i absolutely love it

  • Nature Heart
    Nature Heart 11 days ago +1

    I cried when she cut the sleeves..

  • Rhea Cousens
    Rhea Cousens 11 days ago +1

    For the Ariana Grande vibe dress, I would say gumdrop silhouette