When I lived on the East Coast I loved to shop at H&M. I would have suffered withdrawals after I moved, were it not for internet shopping and Goodwill San Antonio! I often find some of my favorite name brands at the thrift store. I recently scored this like new striped H&M dress at Goodwill San Antonio for a mere $1.99. It was a bit too short for me, so I restyled it into a fun summer top.
I used my Silhouette Cameo, heat set vinyl, and the rhinestone starter kit to make over my Goodwill dress. Keep reading to learn how I did it, and make sure you stick around to the end of the post to see more fun Silhouette projects from some of my crafty friends.
- Thrifted dress from Goodwill San Antonio
- Silhouette Cameo
- Gold heat set vinyl
- Silhouette Rhinestone Starter Kit
Step one: I used an anchor rhinestone cut file from Silhouette’s design studio. Cut the anchor from gold vinyl, and iron it onto the dress.
Step two: Cut the rhinestone template from the Silhouette rhinestone paper. Peel it off and attach it to the cardboard backing.
Use the brush tool to add the rhinestones to the design.
Place the transfer paper over the rhinestones to lift them and place them on the shirt.
Iron over the transfer paper to heat set the rhinestones.
Step three: To shorten the mini dress, I decided to create a ruched “belt” at the bottom of the dress. I cut a 4 inch piece of elastic, stretched it out and pinned it to the sides of the dress. I sewed the elastic to the dress to create the bunched up “belt”.
I love my fun, new, summer top! It would look great on the beach, don’t you think? For more fun, nautical themed Silhouette projects, check out the fun collection below. And don’t forget the check Goodwill for thrifted designer finds that you can easily make over!
Nautical Tank – Morena’s Corner
DIY Beach Party Invitations – Pocketful of Posies
Silhouette Challenge Beach Treasures – Dwell Beautiful
Rustic Round Beach Sign – Dream Design DIY
This is a sponsored post but all ideas and opinions are my own.