Going to a thrift shop can sometimes be a “hit or miss” experience. While some people give away cute clothes are simply too small or too big, others give away clothing items that have been “maturing” at the back of their closets since the early 80s. It’s possible to find some fitting outfits, but it takes a little bit of digging and a healthy dose of optimism.
Unless your name is Sarah Tyau. Then, all it takes to find adorable clothes is a bit of creativity and a sewing machine!
She posts the transformations on YouTube and gets creative about how she goes about making patterns, working with unique fabrics, and improvising as she goes along.
Sometimes, she uses other items of clothing to model the old fabric after, and sometimes, she just wings it with a clever idea!
Tailoring existing items is a large part of her process, and she makes it look incredibly easy. She posts the tutorials online for her fans to follow along…but most of them admit to simply being mesmerized by the transformations themselves and don’t actually have the time (or patience!) to make transformations of their own.
No matter if you’d try them yourself, you’ve got to admit that these designs are fantastic!