The Gloria Peplum and Dress by 5 out of 4 Patterns.

This is the follow up to Jessie, which I loved, so I couldn’t wait to test this pattern!

I made the dress version and the peplum version just to show you guys the difference. Well maybe not just to show you the difference, I liked it…A LOT!

First the dress.

I wore my dress when I finally got to go to the Wizard Of Oz Traveling exhibit. It was fun, totally for kids, but whatever, this is my favorite movie…EVER!


It is aย  Hi lo hemmed dress and you get to choose your length. Then the pattern shows you how to make your curve which was pretty fun. I chose elbow length sleeves and the lower neckline. I graded from the middle length option to a slightly longer than the peplum length.

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I did a full bicep adjustment of about 1.5 inches. I nearly always do this adjustment because I need the extra room when I flex my muscles. ๐Ÿ™‚ If you missed it, last week, I made a video to show you how to do it yourself! Also we bugged Rachelle enough that she even included a full bust adjustment with this pattern. How awesome is that?!?! So if there is a 4 inch difference between your upper and full bust you can use the included FBA bodice to get a better fit!! This will make it even faster for you to add this dress to your spring wardrobe.

Gloria 2.0

Skater Skirt and Split Sleeves ๐Ÿ™‚

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First off, here is where the FBA Bodice came into play. Notice that I have a more relaxed fit in my bust area. Again, Thanks Rachelle!


So this is the FBA bodice with lower neck line option.ย  I added in a hot pink DBP for the back bodice for a pop of color. It was a scrap left from another project, yet to be released. It came from Sew So English in a bundle pack.


Fun Details

My bodice and skirt nearly lined up perfectly to make LOVE and it was totally luck. I never even considered trying to match them up but was happy when they did. Also, here is my split sleeve. I serged the edges and left them unturned because I liked it. I did the bottom hem the same way. I feel like it added to the graphic effect of the print.

So let’s talk fabric. Both prints are from I am sew blessed.ย The red and brown has all those hints of gold, it is beautiful I tell ya! It is also super flowy. Did you notice the pics where the wind was blowing it around? Ahhhh Nice huh??ย  The graphic LOVE print is an ITY that is cool to the touch and looks awesome! I have a small amount left from the 2 yards I ordered. ๐Ÿ™‚

5oo4 Gloria5x 6

How perfect is this stairway? It is the Steps that lead upstairs at the Easton Mall. They are lights that go up and down.

Gloria Wrap Up

Size range – XXS- 5X ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Regular Bodice and 1โ€ณ FBA Bodice pieces.
  • Peplum, Short or Long Skater Skirt Lengths
  • Peplum, Short or Long Hi Lo Skirt Lengths (with instructions on how to combine for a more dramatic Hi Lo effect)
  • Traditional Sleeve with 5 Lengths: Sleeveless, Short, Elbow, 3/4 and Long
  • Split Sleeve with 4 Lengths: Short, Elbow, 3/4 and Long
  • 2 Neckline Options: High or Low Scoop
  • Full Bust Adjustment Tutorial section
  • Instructions on making the Gloria skirts without the bodice or adding a Circle Skirt to the Gloria bodice

Also there is a rumor that the Gloria sleeves will fit the Jessie bodice. ๐Ÿ™‚

Mash Up

Yes!!! Bring on the summer because that will be a breezy combo…Stay turned I am planning to make one this week!!!

Gloria is on sale for $7.95 until Sunday so get is at a discount folks!

This is my 2nd pattern from 5oo4 and again I loved it. Well drafted, looks great, easy to understand directions and sewed quickly. Let me know what you think about it!

This blog post contains Affiliate links. This means that when you make a purchase from one of myย  affiliate links, I receive a small commission. That helps me buy fabric to show you new and upcoming patterns.ย ๐Ÿ™‚ย So thank you!!



Author: SequoiaLynnSews

I am a single dog mom of two and we happily reside in a small house in Ohio. We spend our days playing fetch, digging holes in the garden, and sewing, lots of sewing. We have high hopes of moving to the mountains someday. The dogs donโ€™t really know that yet, but they will understand. I shamelessly hoard fabric and feel slightly sorry for whoever has to sort my stash when I am gone. I am employed full time in a industry that requires little of my creativity, but basically lets me wear whatever I want. So it works out. I can usually be found behind one of my sewing machine avoiding human contact. I test a lot of clothing patterns and therefore always have a new outfit to share. You have most likely found my blog through some sort of sewing outlet and will quickly realize that I am sewing for a plus size body. For reference, I am 5'1 and wear a range from a 2-5x. Sizes change with every designer and you can't trust ready to wear sizing when you are making your own clothing. Your tape measure will become one of your most used tools and if you misplace them like I do, you should pick up several. I will be sharing the good, the bad, and the A-MA-ZING with youโ€ฆ So stay tuned. I will also try to teach you a few of my tricks along the way. People always tells me they want to learn how to sew. My best advice is you have to start. Just do it! You are going to mess up, you will break needles, you will ruin the pretty fabric, you will stab your fingers, but you will learn. You will make something and you will wear it. Someone will say, โ€œI like your shirt.โ€ and you will smile and say, โ€œThanks, I made it.โ€ You will race home and make something else. Pretty soon you have made more good things than bad and you will feel proud of yourself and you should. I will be proud of you too. :) Ok, that is enough rambling, I have sewing to do. :) SequoiaLynn

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