Oh my goodness.....best tutorial (and a new way to do it) on the chain stitch! Woo-hoo!
I love the chain stitch but often struggle with it looing uniform and also that it's not easy...seriously.
Check out this blog! http://www.sublimestitching.com/pages/how-to-chain-stitch
I used it on Mary's dress but I'm sure I did it the hard way. ;)