Nautical Tank Top Tutorial
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.
 Nautical Tank Top Tutorial
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.
Supplies used:
Nautical Tank Top Tutorial Nautical Tank Top Tutorial
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.
Nautical Tank Top Tutorial
Step two: Cut the rhinestone template from the Silhouette rhinestone paper. Peel it off and attach it to the cardboard backing.
 Nautical Tank Top Tutorial
Use the brush tool to add the rhinestones to the design.
 Nautical Tank Top Tutorial
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”.
Nautical Tank Top Tutorial
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!

Silhouette Creators Beach Challenge Collage

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.


  1. This is look so cutest! LOVE the stripes paired with the gold and rhinestones – the perfect summer look! thanks for sharing…


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