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.