Saturday, April 21, 2012

Review: New Look 6003 | Red Peplum Skirt!

This is my version of New Look 6003.  I saw the Zara skirt and I knew that I could EASILY make a skirt like that. and decided to save myself 80 bucks!  I found the linen fabric at Hancock and I already had a zipper and lining fabric at home, so I was on my way.
I cut the size 16 pattern which fit perfectly at the hip, but was HUGE in the waist -- which I didn't figure out until I was ready to put the zipper in.  I just made an adjustment at the center back to take care of that.  I could've saved myself a lot of trouble by cutting a 14 at the waist and grading to a 16 at the hip.


I didn't have to lengthen the pattern because there were 3 length options.  I just cut mine somewhere between view D and E.   And I also slightly tapered in the bottom  Not too much because I still have to walk up and down stairs and exit and enter a vehicle.  And I added a lining since the pattern did not recommend one.  
And for the main detail, I modified the shape of the peplum for the front and the back.  I think that the look of the skirt looks A LOT like the one from Zara.  
  • Look #1:  jacket: Simplicity 2250; striped tank: TJ Maxx (old); belt: Anne Klein; purse: TJ Maxx; pumps: Steve Madden.
  • Look #2:  jacket: Per Se Collection; white v-neck t-shirt: Mac & Jac (old); belt: The Limited; wedges: Lotus Boutique; purse: vintage Chanel bucket bag.

61 comments:

  1. Erica, this look is hot! Everything about it is fierce...

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  2. Love it Erica. Love to try something like that when I gain more experience.

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  3. You are always SO impeccably dressed! I adore both outfits, and really digging that skirt.
    And, of course, those blue shoes are nothing short of amazing!

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  4. Love the mixed patterns and pops of color. The leopard belt is nice.

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  5. Love the asymetrical flare to that peplum!!!Nice skirt!!

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  6. What a great look on you! And I like how you've styled it. Will you make it again in another color? You should cause it's hot!

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    1. Thanks Carolyn. It's a good chance that I will!

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  7. Your skirt looks perfect, great job making it yourself. I like how you styled it in both pictures. Thanks for all the inspiration.

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  8. HOOOOOOTTT!! As usual!! You look amazing! I like how you styled it two two different ways, too.

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  9. That came out so cute! I can't WAIT until I can sew again lol.

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  10. This is one hot look...

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  11. Wow, that skirt is perfection. Love it with the blue shoes too.

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  12. I like your style! I think it looks better than the $80 one.

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  13. I love your peplum! I find that most peplum tops or skirts in store make me feel 5x wider, but yours is so nice and flowy! I can't wait until summer so I'll have more time to sew!

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  14. Erica, Love your skirt and the way you complimented it in both looks. There is something so classy about the color red with an animal print.

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  15. Lovin' that red skirt! That's a great wardrobe addition:)

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  16. I didn't care so far for the peplum trend but you've convinced me to give it a try. I love the look you've created with the short jacket.

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  17. Absolutely Amazing!!

    XoXo,
    Ashley
    ASassyWoman.Com

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  18. That is so lovely Erica!
    I just finished a similar project. Check it out here:

    http://sewingyourstyle.tumblr.com/post/20779534405/peplum-fashion-pear-shaped-sewing

    cheers!

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    1. thanks sewing your style!

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  19. Great skirt! I love the asymmetrical peplum. It takes it adds some sexiness and sass to the look.

    Pairing the striped shirt with the animal print belt in the first look may have been genius. I love it!

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  20. Loving both views Erica B :)

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  21. like , I am loving the peplum trend. Its cute and lady like!

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    1. Thanks create share and give!

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  22. I LOVE this skirt, and how you styled it two completely different ways. I am definitely going to have to add that pattern to my sewing list.

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  23. Perfection! The skirt is gorgeous on you. I just got blue shoes similar to these, and you're really inspiring me to put some great outfits together.

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  24. SO love the red peplum..very fresh. does the linen present an issue for you with wrinkles or doesn't that bother you?

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    1. Lynneb, I was taught to be a lady and to smooth my skirts and dresses before sitting. So the wrinkling is minimal. Thanks!

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    2. Ah...makes sense. I would imagine a li i g also helps to minimize wrinkling, too. Thanks Erica!

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    3. The lining helps tremendously!

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  25. I think you skirt looks fantastic...bettern than the inspiration!

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  26. Beautiful! I actually like yours a bit more than the original!

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