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 • 4 210

  • honeybree
    honeybree 16 hours ago

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

  • carriex2
    carriex2 21 hour 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 Day 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 Day ago +1

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

  • Anna Steven
    Anna Steven Day ago +1

    Top 10 Hobbies That help you become more creative:

  • Sleek Mill
    Sleek Mill Day ago

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

  • divachiquita714
    divachiquita714 Day ago

    Picnic b$tch. My new everything goals 😂

  • slumbers
    slumbers Day ago

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

  • Lily Bathman
    Lily Bathman 2 days ago

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

  • Marina Lopes
    Marina Lopes 2 days ago

    I felt real pain when she cut the sleeves

  • Maria Garay
    Maria Garay 2 days ago

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

  • Space Princess
    Space Princess 3 days ago

    This video was cool.

  • matilda seemann
    matilda seemann 4 days ago

    Ok but ur sooo pretty

  • Kata Kita
    Kata Kita 4 days ago

    I love ur style, oversized toddler 🤣

  • Bianca Liebenberg
    Bianca Liebenberg 4 days ago

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

  • Allyson Corlett
    Allyson Corlett 4 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 4 days ago

    Great , great content! 🥰🥰

  • prtky
    prtky 5 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 5 days ago

    take a shot every time she says sleeve

  • Økrayecø Ø
    Økrayecø Ø 5 days ago

    I felt really gay on the armpit part 🤣

  • Cookie
    Cookie 5 days ago +1

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

  • Aunt B
    Aunt B 6 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 6 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 6 days ago

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

  • Natalie Ho
    Natalie Ho 7 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 7 days ago +4

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

  • Gabbi Durham
    Gabbi Durham 7 days ago

    Why is Ashley like so iconic

  • Hannah_111
    Hannah_111 7 days ago

    safiya and ashley should collab

  • mae
    mae 8 days ago

    the passerby is me 🤪

  • Zoé Ermatinger
    Zoé Ermatinger 8 days ago

    You’re SO talented omg😩

  • ellyoddle
    ellyoddle 8 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 8 days ago +18

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

  • Jenna Lakes
    Jenna Lakes 8 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 8 days ago

    What even are loosely related sisters? Ha ha ha!

  • K P
    K P 9 days ago

    That yellow and white dress turned out so cute!!

  • xxx알리샤
    xxx알리샤 9 days ago +2


  • Its Bella Bug
    Its Bella Bug 9 days ago +1

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

  • Mariam Ismail
    Mariam Ismail 10 days ago

    could you consider some modesty/hijabie outfits

  • Gisselle Marin
    Gisselle Marin 10 days ago

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

  • Susan F
    Susan F 10 days ago

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

  • LoveShop17
    LoveShop17 10 days ago

    blue dress is so cute

  • A M
    A M 11 days ago

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

  • Someone
    Someone 11 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 11 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 11 days ago

    How do you do your hair?!

  • Marauders_ 394
    Marauders_ 394 11 days ago

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

  • Hailey Thatwolf
    Hailey Thatwolf 12 days ago

    When you started showing how to put the elastic on, I could feel my sewing teacher yelling

  • 《 Peach Bunny 》
    《 Peach Bunny 》 13 days ago

    I love how stylish she really is despite looking like someone who thinks the word aesthetic is a style and personality trait

  • Karen
    Karen 14 days ago

    that is *not* ugly

  • Christina Kottmann
    Christina Kottmann 14 days ago

    So many quotes - "Loosely related sisters"... "Still available for the role of Mushu"..."This necklace did sign up to be an organ donor"..."Safety pins, because they are safer"..."Fool around with the sewing machine."
    I watch for your sense of humor, not the video concept. LOL :D

  • Leah Livingston
    Leah Livingston 14 days ago +1

    *you’re doing great, honey! Keep it up!*
    Why can’t I have someone yell that to me 😂

  • Abby Cant
    Abby Cant 14 days ago

    I think it'd be so cool if u did a video diying Reformation clothes :)

  • Makeup on fleek
    Makeup on fleek 14 days ago

    How tall are you?

  • Mika Tsunami
    Mika Tsunami 15 days ago

    Is it me or does Ashley look more like a model? 😍

  • Amina Rouine
    Amina Rouine 15 days ago

    I’m only watching Milan if your mushu 😂

  • Abby Herdez
    Abby Herdez 15 days ago

    Why is no one talking about the address she's filming at at 9:14? What an icon honestly

  • Cath
    Cath 15 days ago

    4:36 ugh i hate men

  • Ysblyn Frnndz
    Ysblyn Frnndz 15 days ago

    Does anyone know where did she bought her white heels?

  • Ysblyn Frnndz
    Ysblyn Frnndz 15 days ago

    Alright, She's the only one who make me watch on the youtube video because i have been looking for a video to watch for. Bdcause i keep looking for another video but then i end up with this because its really interesting. Keep going, You did great!

  • Roses
    Roses 15 days ago +2

    The sleeves would make a perfect baby skirt!(first dress)