Tips to Turn Thrift Store Finds into Trendy Outfits

Jillian Owens shares her tips on how to stay fashion forward on a budget.
3:48 | 07/18/14

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? Reporter: Jillian Owens gives old frocks new life. This 32-year-old fashion blogger doesn't recycle them, she refashions them. Sewing, searching, coloring and clipping transforming less than lovely look into custom creations. Why are you committing to saving ugly clothes? Because, well, I kind of have a thing for how unwanted they are. Nobody is going to wear these again. There's no good future for them unless I intervene. Reporter: These are a few of them transforming this pink getup into a trendy top and this frumpy blue number into a chic supple ensemble. I would guess everything in my closet just about is refashioned. I would say at least 95%. Reporter: Owens started refashioning to save some bucks. Nothing here costs more than a dollar. Not a thing. Reporter: A hobby anyone can pick up even if you don't know how to sew. This is an easy one. Reporter: Perfect for me. A few snips and voila. This is amazing. You have made kind of a corset back. This ultimate thrifter fines all of her pieces at the goodwill outlet. You go here once or twice a week. Yeah. Reporter: Her tips look for super cheap clothes, the ugliest pieces you can find and go up a few sizes from what you normally wear. Today we're looking for two frumpy frocks to transform. This has got to be a winner. This is very, very ugly. A refashionista up to the challenge. $1.29 for two pieces. Time to get to work. All right. Let's go. Reporter: For "Good morning America," Mara schiavocampo, ABC news, Columbia, South Carolina. And we are so elated to have Jillian Owens here with us with some of the afters but we wanted to remind everybody what the befores looked like. This is one of the sparkly top. We have this awesome no not '80s, '90s sparkly mom top and this is what she turned it into. We took the neckline from the original top, pulled it down. Took in the sides, used a sleeve to make a little off the shoulder thing so now we have a cute cocktail dress which is probably what I'll be wearing tonight but over here we have something else that's also exciting. That took me about 40 minutes tops, yeah. That easy. Here, this brown and white anything -- The print was bad and holes in the side. Just kind of blah -- What? I took it in. I took the fabric that I took in, added it to the bottom, patched the holes with other parts. Threw on a belt, dyed it a nice purply fuchsia color and nice to go for a nice fun day. Something that people don't think about, the dye. It's wonderful. It transforms it, absolutely. As long as you know your colors. I'm sure I would ruin it. You did not ruin this. I have the after under this jacket but let's go ahead and take a look at what this thing looked like before. The picture coming up. I'm sure. It's this color. You'll see it. I believe in it. I don't know that I see it. There it is. She held it up earlier. I don't know what you'd call that dress but let me take my jacket off. Sort of an '80s teacher frock. You made it into a fully functioning blouse. Took off the sleeves, took it in. Gave it a new hem. Replaced the buttons with some fun little buttons and made a sash for the waist. By the way, Jillian did this without knowing what my size was so -- That was a little scare are. I eyeballed it. So great, anybody that can find tips where do they find you. is my blog where a transform thrift store atrocities into something awesome. Thank you so much, Jillian. Thanks for inspiring us because we should not use more than we need. Go to on Yahoo! To hear more of her stories and refashionista tips but the final check of the

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