Easy DIY Valentino Inspired Dress Tutorial

Stripes are still strong this season on the runways and bonus points if your stripes go in different directions like this one from Altuzarra.

This week’s tutorial was inspired from my Day Dress Tutorial from last year and the most fabulous dress from Valentino.
Bally also has this almost exact dressas  seen in this tutorial except with an added breast pocket and the dress is yellow.

Easy DIY Valentino Inspired Dress Tutorial

To make this Valentino inspired dress you will need:

  • Stripy Jersey Fabric,
  • McCall’s 7021 Pattern (just the top, not the peplum)
  • and an easy circle skirt tutorial from Dana Made It.NOTE: Dana talk’s about a waist measurement in her tutorial,
    use the finished garment waist measurement printed on the McCall’s pattern
    when drafting the skirt. Ditch the elastic.

Sew the the top according to pattern instructions, attached the circle skirt to where the peplum would be, hem the skirt, and you are done!

It can totally get made in an afternoon if you have some sewing experience!

Easy DIY Valentino Inspired Dress Tutorial

Easy DIY Valentino Inspired Dress Tutorial

Easy DIY Valentino Inspired Dress Tutorial

The original Valentino dress  has more of an a-line skirt detail, but a circle skirt is so fun and twirly.

PERFECT for spring, don’tcha think?

I love to twirl and how can you not with stripes like these?


Easy DIY Valentino Inspired Dress Tutorial




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  1. 15

    I love the fit and flare style of your dress. Twirl, Riva, twirl! Thanks for linking up at Who’s Wearing What Wednesdays at Pastries, Pumps and Pi!

  2. 27
    Theresa @DearCreatives

    Oh this turned out super cute. I love the fabric you used and how the skirt looks on the dress. Love it! I liked the new glasses in your other post btw. Hope you have a great weekend. Pop by and linkup any time if you like!

  3. 28

    What a beautiful dress! I just happened upon your blog and I love it! I need this fabric in my life! Where did you find this??

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