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): amzn.to/2Ny8USN
sewing machine: amzn.to/2SNSub2
blue top: urban outfitters (bit.ly/32AqbTh)
jeans: afends (bit.ly/2XRi1Hy)
heart necklace: vanessa mooney (similar: bit.ly/2I6dsyj)
thin choker: mejuri (bit.ly/2QvwTV2)
heart choker: melody ehsani (similar: bit.ly/2Lyk50y)
purse: asos
platform heels: nasty gal (similar: bit.ly/2O1lrTw, shorter heel: bit.ly/32BdCHm)
tennis skirt: la apparel (bit.ly/2UeVsXo)
fanny pack: asos (bit.ly/2Um1ZTG)
loafers: asos (bit.ly/2UwteuI)
platform heels: nasty gal (similar: bit.ly/2O1lrTw, shorter heel: bit.ly/32BdCHm)
purse: nasty gal (bit.ly/2O1Ofvr)
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 (amzn.to/2Nb0W1z)
➭ 12-35mm lens (amzn.to/2JiSrz7)
➭ mic: rode videomic pro+ (amzn.to/2QHfZBU)
➭ vlog camera: canon powershot g7x mark ii amzn.to/2DfL4cZ
➭ canon m50 (amzn.to/2Dp1bnk)
➭ editing: final cut pro
monday by jef
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Jul 18, 2019




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loubylouxc 15 hours 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 17 hours 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 18 hours ago
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 22 hours ago
Ashley's half British side really comes out when she speaks at 9:59
Selena King
Selena King Day ago
Like if safiya and ashley should collab!
Non of your business
Do y'alls say Pas-TELL Or Pas-TULL
Kylie Day 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 Day 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 Day ago
Just found your channel and only watched like 3 vids but loveee ur personality and content 💖💖
scary spaghet
*If ashley was a disney princess she would wear gangam*
sophie art music
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 _
Sam E.
Sam E. Day ago
She really knows what she's doing . Can't relate
Agent Buttercup
Agent Buttercup 2 days ago
Whip stitch
Agent Buttercup
Agent Buttercup 2 days ago
Can you do a plant care video
Julia's World
Julia's World 2 days ago
The sleeves getting cut off hurt my soul
sarah alhosani
sarah alhosani 2 days ago
Danielle M Hall
Danielle M Hall 2 days ago
The Bat-sleeve funeral was appropriate
Grade -A- Weirdo
Grade -A- Weirdo 2 days ago
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 3 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 3 days ago
‘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 3 days ago
"She wears her grandma's clothes. She looks incredible." ;)
Fay Jan
Fay Jan 3 days ago
your 21 how tf u manage budgeting so well to live alone!
Nini Menardo
Nini Menardo 3 days ago
We'll never hear David's voice ever again :
MMN 3 days ago
Love your channel. You’re so bubbly it’s contagious. Makes me want to be 21 again. 🙂
Julio Medina
Julio Medina 4 days ago
she’s says “pastel” so weird, someone help her
Jackson Antt
Jackson Antt 4 days ago
omg that blue dress is such aesthetic coachellla vibes like your so amazing :O
Danielle 4 days ago
i would cut myself off if my name was “sleeves mcsleeves”
Anishah Abd Wahid
I really like that steps how to cropped clothes its so funny
Mega 4 days ago
U deserved 10m subsribers.
Peachy 4 days ago
I love your earrings
Amelie 4 days ago
Does anyone know where these cute dangly pearl earrings are from? I really couldn't find them anywhere :/
JiaYi Lei
JiaYi Lei 5 days ago
Queen of diy thrifting.🌱🌻💕
Alaralpaca 5 days ago
that guy who said "YOU'RE DOING GREAT HONEY KEEP IT UP" is truly a hero
Alaralpaca 5 days ago
i didn't know they sold medieval costumes at thrift stores !
Linn K
Linn K 5 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 5 days ago
Other people thrift flip: Crop a top Ashley's thrift flip: Make a whole new piece of clothing Love it ❤️
Juliet Salonga
Juliet Salonga 5 days ago
The first one was to long
June leaf
June leaf 6 days ago
6:37 the reason why I can't become a model I GET sHy
Paola A.
Paola A. 6 days ago
You're doing so well that RUvidrs 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 6 days ago
You're a goddess!!!!!
Sarah Pryor
Sarah Pryor 6 days ago
Cutting off the top part of that last dress physically hurt me
tusk act 1
tusk act 1 7 days ago
bust down thriftiana
Kayla Mather
Kayla Mather 7 days ago
You're a literal magician with fashion
Nashita Nusaiba
Nashita Nusaiba 7 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 7 days ago
I’d actually love to see Ashley play Mushu in the new Mulan ngl
Nicola Venturini
Nicola Venturini 7 days ago
highkey tho i'd pay to see you as mushu
Liz 7 days ago
TM 7 days ago
Your videos are literally so good !!!
Karys Munster
Karys Munster 7 days ago
blink burrito
blink burrito 7 days ago
ohmygosh yes ashley as mushu we stan
I actually love the first dress as it is but she is really talented
Queen Green Tea
Queen Green Tea 8 days ago
*bold of you to assume the sleeves gender*
Emile Gore
Emile Gore 8 days ago
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 8 days ago
"You're doing great honey" Oml i love whoever that was
Charlotte Francoise Bell
please do a hair tutorial!
Bảo Ngọc
Bảo Ngọc 9 days ago
0:53 omg 😃😃😃
Lala JonesMitchell
"I get SEW many questions.." No, no, just me? Oh and those platform shoes tho!!
Cecilia Flores
Cecilia Flores 9 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 9 days ago
the Pastel dress is soooo cute i was worried but its bomb
Paulina Marie XO
Paulina Marie XO 9 days ago
"the role of Mushu" hahaha dining so funny
Life is so Devine
You did quite a great job transforming it to a cute outfits:)
Noki 9 days ago
Tiffany Wiseback
Tiffany Wiseback 9 days ago
if she ever makes mere it should just say picnic bitch across the front
Amara D
Amara D 9 days ago
LMAO "as easy as me freshman year of college" had me gasping youre so funny
Maia _ H
Maia _ H 10 days ago
I think the raw cut on the cardigan looked good tho 😁
Sia 10 days ago
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 11 days ago
❤️❤️👏🏼👏🏼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 11 days ago
5:39 n0 no nOOo
Ammaarah Isaacs
Ammaarah Isaacs 11 days ago
NOW THIS IS A THRIFT FLIP take notes you white girls that just crop the hell out of your tshirts :)
Renata 12 days ago
Fun fact: pastel is the name of a Brazilian food
Maria Carter
Maria Carter 10 days ago
Is it good? 😀
Hailey Chan
Hailey Chan 12 days ago
pAstel, or pastEL?
Katrina Carlyle
Katrina Carlyle 12 days ago
Her clothes are so cute I love her style like I can’t
KatieePandaa 12 days ago
keep double checking the video to ensure its not on speed up cause you talk and move so fast hahaha
Renity 101
Renity 101 12 days ago
It’s “Ya doin’ great huney, keep it up”
Eileen Gold
Eileen Gold 12 days ago
I want your face. How much is it? Also your legs and waist. Do you accept PayPal?
Eileen Gold
Eileen Gold 12 days ago
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
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