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):
sewing machine:
blue top: urban outfitters (
jeans: afends (
heart necklace: vanessa mooney (similar:
thin choker: mejuri (
heart choker: melody ehsani (similar:
safety pin earrings: i designed them! (
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 (
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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  • I've always wanted to do thrift flips but I don't know what brand of sewing machine I should buy. Pls help meee

    Roshela BocitoRoshela Bocito15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • You would KILL as Mushu, just sayin'

    Ella Risa Music OfficialElla Risa Music Official2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • did anyone else notice the british accent at 9:58?

    Malvika BehereMalvika Behere3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • okay but when Ashokan Farewell played I SCREAMED with laughter and now it will be stuck in my head all day ;_;

    Sandra FriesenSandra Friesen4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • She did not just say “(pas-tul) did she...

    Gracie ArmbrusterGracie Armbruster4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I literally live for these videos

    Talia KeaneTalia Keane5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Stealing the dance at 7:10 for when the clubs open back up.

    Janie RyanJanie Ryan5 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • On a serious note, the neckline on the last dress is so pretty and unique!

      Janie RyanJanie Ryan5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I literally have no style but I watch them and don’t do anything but just watch it for fun

    Brennan PenceBrennan Pence5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • OMG I FUCKING LOVE YOU! Please do more thrifting videos!!! You’re so funny I’m so happy I found your videos today!💓🥳

    Ohoh ApplessOhoh Appless5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 1:29 she looks like a disney princess

    mariahmariah5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 6:36 oh my- I think my heart just melted.

    Alex ParkerAlex Parker6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • noo I fell in love with those sleeves :( its ok tho ill get over it. live your videos Ashley I just binged all your room makeovers and nyfw

    Beth CooleyBeth Cooley7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • me: yeah, sure i’m totally straight. ashley: me: 👁👄👁 me: *is it too late to take that back?*

    Ada UyaAda Uya9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Hi Ashley :)

    trizzytrizzy10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • "...That I look like Ariana Grande and not an oversized toddler It's a fine line these days" Have you SEEN Ariana Grande?? You can't convince me she's _not_ and oversized toddler .

    BunnyBrainsBunnyBrains11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Loved everything, specially the dresses. I will have to go thrift shopping and buy some vintage dresses.

    I'mNotMeI'mNotMe12 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • so funny she is

    L PepeL Pepe13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Just subscribed! I love your content! “You’re doing great honey, keep it up!” 🥰👍

    Hally IsaacsonHally Isaacson13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • As someone who doesn't feel comfortable with skirts that show my thighs, I appreciate the first thrift transformation as a long dress.

    Luanne SantanaLuanne Santana13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I’d really love to learn how to do this! Could you make a video of tips?

    tea freaktea freak14 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Are you shocked as well by the anti-Semitic rants by BLM-members and/or fans? It's not all rainbows and unicorns what they preach. Paris cries. Amsterdam too.

    LoorLoor14 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I like how she made a entire ceremony for the sleeves

    Relebohile NtlalweRelebohile Ntlalwe14 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • You could make scrunchies with the extra fabric

    kawaii peacekawaii peace15 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I have been watching your videos and i realized that your fashion style (or at least some of it) is kind of like the straight girl version of cottagecore (not that straight girls cant be cottagecore but, you know, its more commonly a lesbian style :)

    EmomikewheelerEmomikewheeler15 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • "subscribe for more useless facts" was oddly the exact moment I clicked subscribe

    Rosie RosettastoneRosie Rosettastone15 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • By the way, the trapezoid neckline is called "Queen Anne's" neckline ❤ Love your videos Ashley!

    PradJaysPradJays16 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 6:37 that was so wholesome 🥺💓

    ChrissyChrissy16 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • This white platform heels 😍

    ChrissyChrissy16 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • i need them in my life 🙏

      Cynthia TiceCynthia Tice9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • If you ever want to sell the beautiful blue dress! I would love to buy it 😭😭😭

    Kellyarias __Kellyarias __17 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Love your ideas, would like you to clean up speech just a little please

    Arleta KlausArleta Klaus17 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I cant stop watching this video!

    Muryel MaesMuryel Maes17 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Okay this has nothing to do with the video but am I the only one whose gay awakening was taking a shower with a friend and like 8 years old 😂

    Chihiro FujisakiChihiro Fujisaki18 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Where did you get your brown pleated skirt!? I’m obsessed and I love this video!

    Serina AshbySerina Ashby18 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • i second this 🙋🏻‍♀️

      Cynthia TiceCynthia Tice9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • the fact that you mentioned Safiya Nygaard made me DIE 😂 cause i love her 😂

    Call Me AlyssaCall Me Alyssa18 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Guau me sorprende como arreglas la ropa

    vale Rodriguezvale Rodriguez18 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Did you just kill papa sleeve?

    Mollie StierMollie Stier18 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I really like how you speak, so adorable 💕

    April LasalaApril Lasala18 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • that blue dress looks so cute on you!

    george healeygeorge healey18 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Boob panel 😂

    cyber seahorezezcyber seahorezez19 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I love Good Will fortunes.. Always find a deal. Good place shop if low on cash And in office job

    Megan DanielsMegan Daniels19 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Sleeves McSleeves was only 49 years old D':

    cookiecarooicookiecarooi19 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • You are a very artistic and talented young lady.

    Michelle BilodeauMichelle Bilodeau19 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • The baby blue dress! 😍

    VIOLAVIOLA19 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 9:16 so you’re trying to tell me she’s 5’5 and not 5’10???

    Kristen OKristen O19 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I never thought of you having a lisp but you said that in one video and know I can only think of that..🥺🥺😂💖

    Indira VorbeckIndira Vorbeck19 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Bro u could be a model you look so cuute

    ciara reidciara reid19 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • The passerby could have been one of these kinds of people: 1. Genuinely nice and supportive 2. Mocking the photographers doing photo shoots in public 3. The local pervert

    oH mAn hOly sHitoH mAn hOly sHit19 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • You can tell that they were sincere so 1. Shoo with that negativity. :c

      bitch I just said nobitch I just said no2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 9:18 she made it so short i-

    Una DoyleUna Doyle19 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Bro youre so funny. I love your humor!

    Hanna WhoHanna Who20 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • How can you call these clothes ugly? I'd love to wear them

    Atika TahsinAtika Tahsin20 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • for the last dress, I would totally have made the skirt shorter and made it more of a shirt you can pair with some straight leg jeans... anyone else?

    sadena perezsadena perez20 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I'm sorry, and I love you Ashley, but I was screaming as you were cutting the sleeves off of that yellow dress. If I had found that, I would LIVE in it.

    Barbara KhadykaBarbara Khadyka20 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Imagen looking like that 🥺

    Agustina SilvaAgustina Silva20 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • i love you ashley but the way you pronounce pastel just bothers me. its pronounced like pas-tell not pas-tle

    Grace WoodbridgeGrace Woodbridge20 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • anyone else upset when she cut the neck line off the blue dress 😭😭 the original style was so pretty, i think it would’ve been sooo much better as a cropped top. and the dress was extremely short

    juju trbljuju trbl20 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • i was hoping you would just crop the blue top 😭😭😭 the original style of the neck line was so pretty :(

    juju trbljuju trbl20 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • i was hoping you would just crop the blue top 😭😭😭 the original style of the neck line was so pretty :(

    juju trbljuju trbl20 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • im a simp for you

    my name is karmaaamy name is karmaaa20 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • first dress before she flipped it reminded me of midsommar

    Madeline GarzaMadeline Garza20 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • "ya doin' great honey, keep it 'ep!"

    Episode TVEpisode TV20 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 10/10 commentary lol

    Briaa HBriaa H20 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Frances SteenFrances Steen20 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Can anyone please tell me where’d she got that gold heart chocker😍💕

    Karen RodriguezKaren Rodriguez21 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Ashley in every video: *i don't know how to sew sleeves*

    SevdeSevde21 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Hi I Love You

    L O U L I AL O U L I A21 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • watching ashley sewing over pins makes me so nervous i’m going to cry

    ちゃんとゴミちゃんとゴミ22 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • FINALLY someone explains how to sew elastic THANK YOU

    Stefanie W.Stefanie W.22 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • This is like the eighteenth time I've watched this video I need a hobby

    QuillaQuilla22 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • i dont think people pay that much attention but you are an amazing teacher, you explain the steps so clearly

    Marta CañadaMarta Cañada22 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • The passerby is a mood😂👏🏻

    Reine sans roiReine sans roi23 วันที่ผ่านมา
THRIFT FLIP // turning ugly clothes into cute clothes