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 • 4 081

  • Abby Darrington
    Abby Darrington 12 hours ago

    bless that stranger lmao

  • Veev Okafor
    Veev Okafor 14 hours ago

    you really pretty. hope you don't actually think you look like an oversized toddler lol.

  • rosie.
    rosie. 15 hours ago

    I really liked that blue dress...i want it 😍 but i cant buy it in a store 😔

  • avocados11111
    avocados11111 20 hours ago

    Securing it down like SEW

  • Belen Jung
    Belen Jung 20 hours ago +1

    Can I ask what edit program do you use

  • loubylouxc
    loubylouxc 2 days ago

    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!

  • Chun uwu
    Chun uwu 2 days ago

    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

  • Viv Hazelrigg
    Viv Hazelrigg 2 days ago +1

    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!

  • JenniRudolph
    JenniRudolph 2 days ago

    Ashley's half British side really comes out when she speaks at 9:59

  • Selena King
    Selena King 2 days ago +1

    Like if safiya and ashley should collab!

  • Non of your business

    Do y'alls say

  • Kylie
    Kylie 2 days ago

    I watch your videos to relax and be happy before bed because I have insomnia haha. Your sense of humor makes me happy!

  • Carol Mewoo
    Carol Mewoo 2 days ago

    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

  • Olivia L
    Olivia L 3 days ago +1

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

  • scary spaghet
    scary spaghet 3 days ago

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

  • sophie art music
    sophie art music 3 days ago +5

    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 _ 3 days ago


  • Sam E.
    Sam E. 3 days ago

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

  • Agent Buttercup
    Agent Buttercup 3 days ago

    Whip stitch

  • Agent Buttercup
    Agent Buttercup 3 days ago

    Can you do a plant care video

  • Julia's World
    Julia's World 3 days ago

    The sleeves getting cut off hurt my soul

  • sarah alhosani
    sarah alhosani 3 days ago


  • Danielle M Hall
    Danielle M Hall 4 days ago

    The Bat-sleeve funeral was appropriate

  • Grade -A- Weirdo
    Grade -A- Weirdo 4 days ago +2

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

  • yall got bamboozled
    yall got bamboozled 4 days ago +1

    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 4 days ago

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

  • nancy mai
    nancy mai 4 days ago +1

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

  • batman likes pizza
    batman likes pizza 4 days ago

    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 5 days ago

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

  • Fay Jan
    Fay Jan 5 days ago

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

  • Nini Menardo
    Nini Menardo 5 days ago

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

  • MMN
    MMN 5 days ago +1

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

  • Julio Medina
    Julio Medina 5 days ago

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

  • Jackson Antt
    Jackson Antt 5 days ago

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

  • Danielle
    Danielle 6 days ago +1

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

  • Anishah Abd Wahid
    Anishah Abd Wahid 6 days ago +1

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

  • Mega
    Mega 6 days ago

    U deserved 10m subsribers.

  • Peachy
    Peachy 6 days ago

    I love your earrings

  • Amelie
    Amelie 6 days ago

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

  • JiaYi Lei
    JiaYi Lei 6 days ago

    Queen of diy thrifting.🌱🌻💕

  • Alaralpaca
    Alaralpaca 6 days ago

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

  • Alaralpaca
    Alaralpaca 6 days ago

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

  • Linn K
    Linn K 6 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 7 days ago +5

    Other people thrift flip: Crop a top

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

    Love it ❤️

  • Juliet Salonga
    Juliet Salonga 7 days ago

    The first one was to long

  • June leaf
    June leaf 8 days ago

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

  • Paola A.
    Paola A. 8 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 8 days ago

    You're a goddess!!!!!

  • Sarah Pryor
    Sarah Pryor 8 days ago

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

  • tusk act 1
    tusk act 1 8 days ago

    bust down thriftiana

  • Kayla Mather
    Kayla Mather 8 days ago

    You're a literal magician with fashion

  • Nashita Nusaiba
    Nashita Nusaiba 8 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 8 days ago

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

  • Nicola Venturini
    Nicola Venturini 9 days ago

    highkey tho i'd pay to see you as mushu

  • Liz
    Liz 9 days ago


  • TM
    TM 9 days ago

    Your videos are literally so good !!!

  • Karys Munster
    Karys Munster 9 days ago


  • blink burrito
    blink burrito 9 days ago

    ohmygosh yes ashley as mushu we stan

  • jamongmongmongmong
    jamongmongmongmong 9 days ago

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

  • Queen Green Tea
    Queen Green Tea 10 days ago

    *bold of you to assume the sleeves gender*

  • Emile Gore
    Emile Gore 10 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 10 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 10 days ago

    0:53 omg 😃😃😃

  • Lala JonesMitchell
    Lala JonesMitchell 10 days ago +7

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

  • Cecilia Flores
    Cecilia Flores 10 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 10 days ago

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

  • Paulina Marie XO
    Paulina Marie XO 10 days ago

    "the role of Mushu" hahaha dining so funny

  • Life is so Devine
    Life is so Devine 10 days ago

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

  • Noki
    Noki 10 days ago


  • Tiffany Wiseback
    Tiffany Wiseback 10 days ago

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

  • Amara D
    Amara D 11 days ago

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

  • Maia _ H
    Maia _ H 11 days ago +1

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

  • Sia
    Sia 11 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