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This Mom Transforms Frumpy Used Clothing Into Fashionable Outfits For Her And Her Kids

Diply 6 Apr 2017

I often struggle to find anything worthwhile at the thrift shop. I guess I just don't have the correct creative skills to see a chic denim jumpsuit in a giant oversized dress. The racks of clothing just seem like sifting through the mud for that bit of gold that may or may not actually be there.

Sarah Tyau has the right mindset, though — and as I scroll through her collection of refashioned thrift clothes, I grow more and more jealous of her skills and creativity.

Sarah shares her projects via her blog and YouTube channel.

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In many of her videos, she shares her latest thrifty finds and has her audience vote on which ones she'll refashion first.

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This transformation is incredible. 

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I adore the bright, happy yellow.

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Not every refashioned look requires a big overhaul, either. 

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This dress was a cute color, but pretty boring. Sarah simply added some lace to make it chic!

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Even an over-the-top vintage wedding dress becomes fashionable in Sarah's hands.

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She even made a cute headband from the leftover lace.

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She isn't limited to her own closet either!

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Extra-extra-large men's shirts turn out to be the perfect canvas for cute children's clothes.

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Sarah loved the cute sailboat pattern on this men's shirt, so she turned it into a dress.

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So cute!

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Here's another example of how simple changes can make a huge difference!

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By shortening the sleeves and skirt, adjusting the neckline, and replacing the buttons, Sarah brought this sailor dress into the modern day.

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You would never guess that the hot pink peplum dress on the right was once a faded yellow suit.

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It's completely different!

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LOVE this cute jumpsuit made from an XXL denim dress!

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So chic!

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It only took her two hours and a $9 budget to recreate an old "Grandma dress."

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She proves that these transformations don't require a lot of time or money.

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Here's another adorable outfit made from a big men's shirt.

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This time it's a two-piece outfit!

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Sarah is also very open about her struggles and mistakes.

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This final pink dress is spectacular, but in her blog post, Sarah describes the trouble she had when trying to achieve the blush pink color.

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