One needs the right set of eyes to see a gem hidden in a sea of mundanity. In a second-hand store, most of us could spend hours and hours without ever finding anything worthy of our attention. What is perhaps needed is another angle, a different way of looking at things and seeing them not as what they are, but as what they could turn into.
Sarah Tyau is one that has that right mindset for the job. Sarah shares her projects in which she refashions thrift clothes on Youtube, where her viewers can vote on the pieces of old clothing they would like to see refashioned first.
What she initially started out of necessity in order to save money when she first got married is now being closely followed by people all around the globe. Check out Sarah’s projects on Youtube or read her blog about DIY, family and recipes on her website OurLifeIsBeautiful.com, but not before you scroll down for some of her refashioning highlights.
Neither shapes nor colors are set in stone
Not every refashioned look requires a big overhaul, either. In this case, some lace completely transformed a boring dress
A pretentious vintage wedding dress turned into a chic modern one, with the leftover lace turned into a cute headband
XXL men’s shirts can turn into adorable children’s clothes
Sarah loved the cute sailboat pattern on this men’s shirt, so she turned it into a dress
This sailor dress got a new lease on life by shortening the sleeves and skirt, adjusting the neckline, and replacing the buttons
Who would guess that the pink peplum dress was once a faded yellow suit?
An XXL denim dress can easily become an elegant jumpsuit
The recreation of this ‘grandma dress’ only took two hours and $9
Large men’s shirts can also turn into two-piece outfits
Sarah doesn’t shy away from sharing her mistakes. If you read her blog you would find about how much trouble she went through to achieve this blush pink color