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Val Spiers
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My Design Process - from the Drawing Board to the Runway.
I have just installed my cork board on the wall behind my machine table. I just love hard copy. I have decided to create a mix and max capsule wardrobe for summer and make the samples for my Australian Girl Dolls first. I will design the American Girl Doll ...
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Rib or Elastic Waist Skirt - Tutorial
This is so easy to do. No pattern required. It fits the American Girl Doll and the Australian Girl Doll. This skirt is basically a straight skirt that can be pulled on. Cut a strip 13" long and as wide as you prefer. I made mine a short skirt so I cut the s...
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Nearly a year of pattern making!
I have come a long way since my first pattern publication. The Snugfit Anna Blouse is still one of my favourite patterns. It embodies all the aspects of lots of possible variations, value for money and great fit that you will find with all my patterns. Here...
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This novel about resisting the Nazis in 1939 by Australian author Anna Funder seems like it would be a good read. I will be looking for it in my local library.
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Fashion File 13 A Plain T-shirt
If you have my pattern 1801 Knitfit Lucy Classic Skivvy you can easily make this simple plain t-shirt. Very versatile for layering or teaming with a skirt or jeans or leggings. There are so many ways to make a t-shirt and you can nearly make them all with p...
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Classic Cardigan for 18" Dolls
I have updated my skivvy and t-shirt pattern. Some improvements are: Combined long and 3/4 sleeve pattern so you only have to print one and fold it up for the 3/4 length. Also combined the t-shirt and crop top pattern pieces so you just cut one and fold up ...
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I sell my patterns for AGD on craftsy but there is no where to put links to the free Fashion Files that I make up to get more from one pattern. I usually post the pictures in a project for the pattern. The Fashion Files make use of a pattern you have already purchased. I started making the patterns because I thought the market needed some quality patterns at a bargain price for people who like to sew doll clothes. 
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What a great skirt pattern.
 
My daughters and I just published our first pattern!  It's a skirt pattern (no surprise there!) and it's FREE!  You can read all about it on our blog post.  
The Pegasus Skirt release. The Pegasus Skirt is an elastic waist skirt with a pocket and a quilt border. A darling combination of apparel sewing and quilting.
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Just playing with my AGD Knitfit Lucy pattern. Another easy variation.
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I have just added a new free fashion file to my blog. Fashion File 12 is this classic cardigan made using 1801 Knitfit Lucy. The Knitfit Lucy pattern is for a skivvy and t-shirt. My Fashion Files tweek the pattern a bit.
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Today, because the Greeks in Greece don't want to work and don't want to pay taxes I have to reduce my retirement income. I have worked hard all my working life and paid all my due taxes. Greece has already been bailed out by their EU neighbours more than once I think. What makes Greece so special that everyone in the world has to support their lifestyle?
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I am a retired high school teacher. I like to sew, knit and crochet. I have 1 cat now. I am happily married with two grown up daughters. My regular blog is called Val Spiers Sews. I like to use my blog to share my sewing projects and some of my own designs. There is a page about my cat too. 
I am very excited about my Doll Designs 18" doll patterns business. Visit my doll clothes blog too.

I have been blogging since the beginning of 2011 and sewing for as long as I can remember.
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Felt Camper Van Keyring Tutorial
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After seeing this post on Terry's blog I decided that I needed a snowball quilt. It was the perfect 2-for-1; use up lots of scraps while mak

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PAP ....maxi_cosi ...1ª parte
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12 Free cats knitting patterns - AnnyMay
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Here are some lovely free patterns to knit or crochet cats. Cat Knitting Pattern and Tutorial . Amineko Crocheted Cat...

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Love what you do in 2015 with #EtsyResolution hosted by Clare Bowditch and Jess Van Den.

6 Mindfulness Exercises That Each Take Less Than 1 Minute
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Mindfulness exercises for people who don't want to do formal meditation.

Große Ereignisse werfen ihre Schatten.....
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Christmas Quilt
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A distant memory................Summer
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Summer has long gone in the Uk and next week is already Autumn half term for the schools, hard to believe. Now that I am using Instagram mor

Handmade Fair at Hampton Court
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I booked my tickets ages ago for this event and have so been looking forward to the day. And it totally lived up to my expectations. My frie

Dear Jane Journal
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How did you spend your Labor Day? Visit Instagram to see what I was up to yesterday.

Ruby Jean's Closet: Adele Re-release
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Ruby Jean's Closet has just re-released Adele featuring more options! The updated pattern is now available in their Etsy shop. That bib is w

Fox In The Rose Garden
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Foxes are back! I promised more foxes and here they are! Antique Pink Polka Dot On Cream and Pink Roses Bouquets I used antique Pink Gutterm

Simple Pillow Sham Tutorial for Standard and King pillows
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Pillow Sham Tutorial with SIMPLE Envelope Closure Here's a really easy way to make a cute pillow sham with an envelope back closure. Directi

The path to perfection
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One of the things I love about making the doll designs is the process of trial and error and fine tuning the pattern until I think it fits p

Michelle Ridgway
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The price has remained the same $14.00 Aus. Just email me if you are interested in purchasing it. michelleridgway53@hotmail.com. The other p