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margaretchandler

recent sewing success! I should keep this up.

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28 October, 2011

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    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



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8 August, 2011

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    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

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    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

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    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



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11 July, 2011

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    margaretchandler added the project Damselfly Minidress
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    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…

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    margaretchandler added the project Ten Gallon Pocket Jumper
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    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…

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    margaretchandler added the project Big Yellow Boat Wrap Dress
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    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…

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    margaretchandler added the project Grey Flower Blouse
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    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…

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    margaretchandler added the project Lost Girls Jumper
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    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…

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12 May, 2011

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 …

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    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.

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    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…

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    margaretchandler added the project Beet Blouse
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    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…

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21 April, 2011

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    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

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    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

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    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!

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