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 • 4 369

  • ƈཞąʑყ ʄơཞ ɱყʂɛƖʄ

    Here lies Sleeves McSleeves. He passed away, mid-July. He was a great husband, son, and friend. He always felt like he didn't fit in. May he rest in peace, with his relatives up in Fashion-Fail Heaven. RIP, Mr. mcSleeves. Sleep well, old friend. Sleep well.

  • Tina Lee
    Tina Lee 23 hours ago

    I like this video! give me so much inspiration. Gonna learn sewing skill because I always find flattering clothes in thrift store but they don't fit me :/

  • Fran
    Fran Day ago

    Omg it hurt when you cut the sleeves

  • baroqueboy
    baroqueboy 2 days ago

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

  • ok ok
    ok ok 2 days ago

    bless that passerby

  • haylee w
    haylee w 2 days ago

    i just found your channel and ur my new fave

    • farrah m
      farrah m 2 days ago

      Why are clikkies everywhere lmao

  • Kate The Gymnast
    Kate The Gymnast 3 days ago

    all the seamstresses cringed when she sewed over the pins

  • Olivia Ena
    Olivia Ena 4 days ago

    The fact that you're only 3 years older than me, makes me love you even more.

  • Felicity Gaming
    Felicity Gaming 4 days ago

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

  • Candice Y
    Candice Y 5 days ago

    Blue little dress turned out to be sooo cute

  • Yovana Sofia
    Yovana Sofia 6 days ago

    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

  • Isaura Costa
    Isaura Costa 7 days ago

    She’s soooo pretty

  • J
    J 7 days ago

    Vulgar af oh my

  • Apryl Crucido - Ramos

    Ashley can you fix my ugly clothes 😭👌🏻💗

  • dumb brunette
    dumb brunette 8 days ago

    the guy that yelled “you are doing great honey “ has my heart

  • Amelia H
    Amelia H 9 days ago

    this is awesome

  • The R.W Channel
    The R.W Channel 9 days ago

    god taking to his angels when making me

    “aight guys im about to go crazy stupid on this one”

  • Dena Nguyen
    Dena Nguyen 9 days ago +4

    the saying every one hears when they get their eyebrows done, "Brows aren't sisters, they're cousins."

  • Maggie Williams
    Maggie Williams 11 days ago

    bruh you say pastel with the first syllable emphasized lmaoooo

  • xXReese1781Xx
    xXReese1781Xx 14 days ago

    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'

  • Nate N
    Nate N 17 days ago +1

    The passerby is basically me watching this vid

  • Jahnavi Raman
    Jahnavi Raman 17 days ago +3

    “he could’ve done a better job by giving me more mental stability”
    i felt this so hard

  • Dritan Bunga
    Dritan Bunga 17 days ago

    1:49 YOU’RE A LEGEND 😂✨✨

  • Angelica Paz
    Angelica Paz 18 days ago

    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 :")

  • fluffy llama thingy that's fluffy

    Fun fact: the song "Jingle Bells" was originally written for Thanksgiving, look it up.

  • jiminsnooder _
    jiminsnooder _ 21 day ago

    Tbh i like the first DRESS❤❤
    NOT gonna lie

  • Indrani Smith
    Indrani Smith 21 day ago

    guys the way she says pastel is normal ok everyone says shit differently

  • Lucas Insfires.
    Lucas Insfires. 21 day ago

    Im still so confused as to why David said 'Thank You'

    i don't know why im laughing-

  • Shayne Ashley
    Shayne Ashley 21 day ago +1

    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 😊

  • draco
    draco 23 days ago +1

    forget catcalling i want people to yell "you're doin' great hunnie keep it up!"

  • Not Quite Chaos
    Not Quite Chaos 23 days ago

    i cant with the pearls sadlhgjkalhg

  • sbd dreamatrix
    sbd dreamatrix 23 days ago

    How are you confortable wearing such a short dress? it almost looks like a slightly long shirt O_O otherwise, your work is great

  • Shar Ávila
    Shar Ávila 24 days ago

    Haha this works if you're that SMALL if you're bigger than a size M you're fd up :/

  • Geegie ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ
    Geegie ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ 24 days ago


    Thank me later

  • mary ann foster
    mary ann foster 24 days ago

    you are so adorable!! had to subscribe!

  • hanna styles
    hanna styles 24 days ago

    lol di ya'll saw her earrings? its a safety pin lmao

  • CupidClive
    CupidClive 26 days ago

    R.I.P Sleeves McSleeves

  • Nikita Mercy
    Nikita Mercy 26 days ago

    How can u make that??

  • Sivi Jings
    Sivi Jings 27 days ago +1

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

  • Evelyn Hughes
    Evelyn Hughes 27 days ago

    Cutting off those bat wing sleeves absolutely killed me

  • Emelie Öjheden
    Emelie Öjheden 27 days ago


  • Amanda Rodriguez
    Amanda Rodriguez 27 days ago

    One of the background musics is Strawberry by Jeff Kaale

  • francesca zamora
    francesca zamora 27 days ago

    at 2:20 i thought she was going to inject heroine

  • Alyssa Arbour
    Alyssa Arbour 28 days ago

    You are so funny in a way without trying. I really enjoy watching you and subscribed right after this video. Cheers to you

  • Lindsay Collins
    Lindsay Collins 29 days ago

    How can you just sew

  • Maddie_.mayyy Ayeee
    Maddie_.mayyy Ayeee Month ago +1

    You honestly have the best taste in clothes and decor like wow

  • Mehran Amirah Nur Iman

    The red one is so flattering on you!

  • grce
    grce Month ago

    "replacing the buttons was as easy as me freshman year of college" WOW i love this energy

  • Black KittyCat Happiness

    I screamed when she cut the sleeves off. why? how could you?

  • Ally Ray
    Ally Ray Month ago

    7:43 stream fine line by harry styles on december 13

  • Ella Bella
    Ella Bella Month ago +1

    how do you manage to make everything look cute

  • Lara Briddon
    Lara Briddon Month ago

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

  • Purva Pokhriyal
    Purva Pokhriyal Month ago

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

  • Sarah Ready
    Sarah Ready Month ago

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

  • tara ss
    tara ss Month ago +1

    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.

  • Breanna Todd
    Breanna Todd Month ago

    Okay but I NEED you and Safiya to collab 😍😍

  • Jessica Gabriyel
    Jessica Gabriyel Month ago

    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!!!!

  • woop woopity woop
    woop woopity woop Month ago

    I loved that wholesome passerby

  • Sparkle Unicorn
    Sparkle Unicorn Month ago

    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

  • Spicy disaster
    Spicy disaster Month ago

    Oh btw it’s called chain stitch not loopy stitch. Your doing great honey keep it up