B5206 | Chetta B. in Plaid

This is a Chetta B. style wrap dress by Butterick, and I love how simple it was to sew up.
It's a faux wrap style dress, without the inconvenience of  the skirt part flashing, lol! 

This fabric, that fabric, is a gorgeous ITY  plaid knit that I purchased from Fabricmart a few years
 back. I must say, I'm sick I didn't purchase more. I love it!

The flared skirt, is the perfect width I didn't even bother to hem it. Now the belt took a bit to sew up, only because of the extensive amount of binding required. But the outcome really made it pop!
However, I'm still in love with my other obi, it's a bit more sturdy, hides my
side rolls, and cinches the waist better (for me)!

"There will be cleavage", in this dress. You can always raise the neckline for more coverage or
wear a cami to shield the girls. I opt to pin depending on the occasion!
I chose to give myself a little more room in the bodice by adding 1.5 inches to the width.

I also added 1' of length to the bodice front and back!

I think I like my ole obi better!

This pattern includes a zipper, but I dont feel it's needed. It also instructs you to sew 
part of the belt to the dress but, if you like options there's no need there. It also runs a tad big, 
I took it in a bit on the side seams, and I cut a 14!

In conclusion, this was so easy to sew, fun to wear, so I may even sew up another one. 
When I'm in a sewing rut, I go for easy, so this may be that instant gratification dress for me.
For Reference B5206

Til my next post, C-ya!!


  1. So very lovely. You going to make me not cook another meal in my home. All I want to do is sew every time I see your posts.

  2. Thanx Melanie, don't you cook this Sunday! It's our day!!

  3. Gorgeous dress! That fabric is awesome, I love the idea of plaid ITY knit.

  4. Beautiful dress... I love wrap dresses and have that pattern. Now I want to sew it up.

  5. I really do love this dress on you! Did you make your favorite Obi? I love that too! If I looked as good as you in A-lined dresses, I would where them too! You inspire me to keep trying something out of my comfort zone! Great work!

  6. You did a wonderful job. The alteration photos are fabulous. They should have you on the front of the pattern envelope!

  7. This looks fabulous on you! I love Chetta B patterns. I'd never have thought to make this in a plaid, but it's perfect!

  8. Oh man is this awesome on you! I really love that plaid knit and the obi belt...definitely the obi belt!

  9. How fabulous is this?!!!

    Really impressed by your sense of style and your sewing skills.

    Great frock!


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