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We are in love with these thrift store garments turned high-fashion items. They are indeed one-of-a-kind!

Meet Jillian Owens, who goes by the online name Refashionista. She’s a 38-year-old fashion blogger from South Carolina. She sees the beauty in thrift store items that no one wants and creates something wearable and fashionable.

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The Good News: Youre going to learn how to sew a scalloped hem. The Bad News: I have a tumor named Clyde. ☹️Link in Bio☹️ . . . #refashionista #refashioned #sewingproject #scallopedhem

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Owens started making her own pieces about a decade ago—she had gotten a job and didn’t have the money for a new work wardrobe. So, she improvised and decided to make things a bit more challenging by taking “the ugliest, saddest, and cheapest thrift store clothes I could find and turn them into my own unique designs.”

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I #refashioned a cute top in just a few easy steps! It's perfect for summer, and I 💚 the print! 🌿Link in Bio🌿 . . . . #refashionista #upcycle #thriftstorefinds #sewingproject #easydiy #tubetop #upcyclingfashion #diyfashion #ecofriendlyliving

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She began creating incredible new garments with just a sewing machine and an armful of clothes that she bought for a $1 apiece. She’s since started the Refashionista blog and now has a dedicated sewing room.

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Is that not the cutest pocket in the 🌎??? 🌷Link in Bio!🌷 . . . . #refashionista #fitandflare #refashion #upcycledclothing #vintage #vintageclothing #sundressseason #gingham #sewingtutorial #sewingproject #sewing #sewingismytherapy #diyfashion

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She does this not only to show off what she can do but says that she hopes if offers inspiration to others who may want to try something like this, but haven’t found the courage.

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Happy 🌎Day! I just dyed a lace dress and am really happy with the result! I hope you’re all keeping busy with fun dye projects while you’re safe at 🏡 too! 👗Link in Bio!👗 . . . . #refashionista #rit #refashion #refashionedclothing #diyblogger #diyprojects #diyfashion #diyfashionblogger #sustainablefashion #earthday #earthday2020 #thriftedfashion

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I want people to look at my blog and be inspired to start thinking more creatively about how they can solve problems they might have. We’re all creative. We’re all makers. And we can all take things that aren’t working in our lives and find creative and innovative ways to make them better.

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Love vintage nightgown fabric, but not really a nightgown kind of gal? Why not turn that nightgown into a cute summer sundress? 🤷🏻‍♀️Link in Bio🤷🏻‍♀️ . . . . #refashionista #refashion #nightgown #upcycledclothing #upcycle #diyblogger #sewingproject #vintagenightgown #sustainablefashion

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Here are some more fierce looks!

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Which fabrics absorb dye best? And why do some fabrics dye better than others? It's science time! 🤔 🔬Link in Bio🔬 . . . . . #refashionista #refashion #beforeandafter #ritdye #rit #ritdyethatshit #dyeing #dye #howto #diyblogger #ritfabricdye

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This before and after is nuts!

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Happy 4th of July friends! I hope you're all having a safe and happy weekend! 🇺🇸 I'm 'bear'y pleased with how this patriotic Refashion turned out! 😉 🎇Link in Bio!🎆 . . . . #refashionista #refashion #ritdye #fourthofjulyoutfit #fourthofjulyfashion #happyfourth #upcycledclothing #diyblogger

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Oh snap!

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Here's hoping this ☘️ print Refashion will bring us all a bit of luck! 😉 💚Link in Bio!💚 . . . . #refashionista #refashion #upcycledclothing #diyfashion #shamrock #sewingproject #sewingtutorial #sewingtherapy

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Completely unrecognizable. Amazing!

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🎶Saaaailing….Takes me awaaaaaay!🎶 Bonus: #yachtrock playlist to get you in a summery mood! ⛵️Link in Bio!⚓️ . . . . #refashionista #refashion #nauticalstyle #sewingproject #upcycledclothing #summervibes #upcycledclothing #thriftedstyle #thriftstorefinds

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What?! Come on… that’s crazy.

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I promise the dress on the right began its life as the one on the left! 🤷🏻‍♀️The link to how I dyed this silk dress & gave it a decorative zigzag hem is in my bio! . . . . . #refashionista #refashion #upcycledclothing #rit #ritdyethatshit #diyprojects #fashiondiy #upcycledclothing

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What do you think of her talents? Have you ever upcycled anything or repurposed it for another use?

Let us know in the comments below!