28 October, 2011
margaretchandler commented on the project Shirty skirt
This is so perfect. From the mondo pockets to the cuffs to the fabric choice, this skirt is really tempting me to make one of my own!
26 September, 2011
margaretchandler commented on the project Lace Button Back Blouse
These are the MOST darling buttons, I hope you wear it lots!
16 August, 2011
margaretchandler commented on the project tencel sailor
Simply adorable!! I love the large, wide V in the front.
8 August, 2011
margaretchandler commented on the project Lost Girls Jumper
Oh thanks Megan. That’s my sister, she’s such a doll!
Lovely to hear from you, I hold your sewing in the highest regard!
22 July, 2011
margaretchandler commented on the article DIY We Tried: Eco Dyeing
Holy unwarranted vitriol, batman! I think they’re gorgeous, and am inspired to play around with the flower smashing technique, especially; I think it could create a really nice gradated border pri…
20 July, 2011
margaretchandler commented on the project Nothing But Blue Skies Dress
Rarely do I succeed at such a spot-on knock-off, it looks so great. I’m also a fan of the wash-and-wear cotton vs Anthro’s always-high-end silks. Your writing style on your blog is cute too :)
15 July, 2011
margaretchandler commented on the project 1920's inspired Bridal Gown
Simply wow, I can but imagine how long it took to get the skirt so perfect!
14 July, 2011
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11 July, 2011
margaretchandler added the project Damselfly Minidress
This was a labor of love! I made it for a fashion show I was in this March. My focus was on recycled materials. I hand-painted atop the original embroidery to match the psychedelic accent fabric…
margaretchandler added the project Ten Gallon Pocket Jumper
These overalls are just perfect for getting stuff done. This heavy denim twill jumpsuit is perfect for knocking out chores around the house, and sweet enough to wear just about anywhere! Plus, I’v…
margaretchandler added the project Big Yellow Boat Wrap Dress
Sweet yellow sailor wrap dress with gold, blue, and orange brocade trim along the collar and hemline. Fabric is a mottled-but-bright yellow cotton, and don’tcha just love that sailor collar! Dres…
margaretchandler added the project Grey Flower Blouse
I bought the fantastic Japanese pattern book “Cool Couture Remake” over a year ago, for the sole purpose of making the Flower Sleeve Blouse out of my favorite old sweatshirt. I have had this sweat…
margaretchandler added the project Lost Girls Jumper
What a sweet project! A friend gave me a sweetly patterned light brown fabric, and I knew I had to make a jumper with it. I used McCalls 6331, and made a few changes. I used Megan Nielsen’s absu…
7 July, 2011
margaretchandler commented on the project Isn't that color a little bright for a ninja?
Borderline fetish, sweet! I won’t be showing the BF this one, or I’ll have no peace until I make one for myself ;) My pokemans, let me show you them!
6 July, 2011
margaretchandler commented on the project 80s tribal print Anda with matching obi belt
Big love. Where did you get that great fabric?
12 May, 2011
margaretchandler commented on the project Oh, and the Blues!
Simply darling! I have been on the hunt for a sweet little dress pattern that didn’t fall into the “New Look” category, and this could be it! You are so lucky to have a sewing gran with a stash t…
6 May, 2011
5 May, 2011
margaretchandler commented on the project Pink shorts
Perfect! A modern pleated short that doesn’t look like “mom shorts.” Goes well with your username! :)
29 April, 2011
margaretchandler commented on the project Beet Blouse
Hee, that’s so great, I love hearing when other people have used the unusual patterns I find!
28 April, 2011
margaretchandler commented on the article Tips for Sewing Lingerie + Win a Copy of Sweet Nothings!
Silk and cotton! Cotton on the day-to-day. The great thing about making silk underthings is that you just save the scraps from your big projects and you have enough to make a special little panty …
margaretchandler commented on the project Beet Blouse
Ohhh, so just extend the split down the whole yoke. Racy! ;) I love that you’ve made it too.
margaretchandler commented on the article Sewing as a Protest
Yes! Spot on. It is a form of protest. To put it in milder terms, it’s not giving my tacit approval, in dollar form, to an industry that promotes unfair labor and trade practices and produces a…
margaretchandler added the project Beet Blouse
I purchased this beet (or radish!) printed fabric from the 1940s on Etsy several months back, and saved it until I found the perfect pattern for it. Is this it? Doesn’t matter now, I’ve already m…
22 April, 2011
margaretchandler added the project Tablecloth Mod
The only dress with a set of matching napkins, I made this simple shirtdress out of a thrifted tablecloth. The print was too good to resist. The dress itself was super-simps, only took about 2 ho…
margaretchandler favorited the project Don't loose your high heels!
margaretchandler commented on the project Summer Holiday Hawiian shirt
Good lord, lady, I love everything about this! I’m not one for pink or hawaiian print, but you have really made something fabulous and flattering. And one million bonus points for the Pashley Pri…
21 April, 2011
margaretchandler commented on the article Personal Style: Are You Naughty or Nice?
Peter, I WANT to be nice, I really do. But every time I end up making a sweet little frock, I wear it once and stash in my closet until I give it away. I’m much more of an absurdist, bold-and-bla…
24 March, 2011
margaretchandler commented on the project Buttercream Bow Blouse
Magniff! I have so many ‘70s patterns with the neck bow that I’d dismissed as frumpy, but yours really makes me want to give it a shot :)
7 March, 2011
margaretchandler commented on the project Sexy Swimwear 101
HOT. This is what I want to start doing, sewing my own sexy, different one-piece swimsuits :) Thanks for the inspiration!