Profile

Cover photo
Val Spiers
Lives in Brisbane
226 followers|1,354,874 views
AboutPostsPhotosVideos+1's

Stream

Val Spiers

Sew 'N' Show  - 
 
I am having a lot of fun thinking up ways to use my doll clothes patterns for creating new looks. Here I use a blouse pattern to make a lab coat. You can use any open neck blouse pattern and change it into a coat.
2
amy mayen's profile photo
 
Cool share Val:)
Add a comment...
 
A template for doll shirt tails.
5
Add a comment...

Val Spiers

PDF Pattern Promotion  - 
 
My latest Fashion File on how to make great leggings from Snugfit Mildred Trousers pattern
3
Add a comment...

Val Spiers

Shared publicly  - 
 
I have put in a link to a PDF download of how I put pockets in my trousers pattern so you can now save it to your computer. 
1
Add a comment...

Val Spiers

Shared publicly  - 
 
I just got an email saying
Just a quick email. I ordered two paper patterns from you on 12 / 4 /2015.
When will I get them.

No one ordered anything from me so I deleted it. The senders name was C Gibson.

No one has a need to email me about this even if it was true. Just be wary.
1
Add a comment...

Val Spiers

Shared publicly  - 
 
I started scrapbooking a long time ago. Now I love all the digital resources.
1
Add a comment...

Val Spiers

Shared publicly  - 
 
Now you can download the FF instruction file. (at the end of the post)
It has the same instructions as this post with a text only version included and a folder divider page to slip into a plastic pocket so you can keep track of the pieces. Since I am starting to include 20" doll variations for my patterns this file has 2 folder divider pages. One for 18" doll and one for 20" doll. Just print out the one you want. As I said in the post I haven't tested this one on the Australian Girl Doll yet but it should work if you enlarge the purchased pattern pieces to 108%.
1
Add a comment...
Have her in circles
226 people
Dave Jay's profile photo
Marianne Harmann's profile photo
Arts 'n Quilts's profile photo
Jacqueline Frances's profile photo
Lisa Clark's profile photo
Leona's Quilting Adventure's profile photo
Lynne Clay's profile photo
Connie Campbell's profile photo
Danette Stankovich's profile photo

Val Spiers

Shared publicly  - 
 
I love this pattern.
 
Yep.  More Flip Flop Dress previews. Sometimes I'm astonished at how long it can take to develop a pattern, even one that seems really simple.  Not just the pattern pieces, but the technical writing to get the instructions JUST RIGHT, and the images and graphics to communicate each step in the construction process, and then the photos to show the features of the pattern (which take the cooperation of small people sometimes).  Plus the samples to...
2 comments on original post
1
Add a comment...

Val Spiers

Shared publicly  - 
 
Easy Shirt Tails for Doll Shirts
Fashion File No. 7 I have discovered that it is much easier to get the shirt tails looking good if you cut them after sewing the side seams for the shirt or blouse. To make it even easier I made some curved templates that I printed on thin card. I can now u...
2
amy mayen's profile photoVal Spiers's profile photo
2 comments
 
+amy mayen Glad you like it. I am always looking for an easier way to do things.
Add a comment...

Val Spiers

Shared publicly  - 
 
Great Looking Leggings for 18" and 20" dolls
There is no magic involved in making stretch leggings. You need knit fabric. Two way stretch fabric like lycra looks good. Ribbing makes a nice winter weight legging. If you make leg warmers to go with them or tuck them into boots they will look like tights...
1
Add a comment...

Val Spiers

Shared publicly  - 
 
Some very nice free cross stitch mini projects.
 
I added nine printable cross-stitch charts to my blog today!
If you look at the list of pages above, you'll see something new. I added a page--"Cross-Stitch Charts"--where I've collected the cross-stitch charts that have I've shared on my blog. To download or print a copy of a chart, j...
2 comments on original post
1
Add a comment...

Val Spiers

Shared publicly  - 
 
Add onto the basic dress
Snugfit Add-ons is another one of my ideas. I thought it was silly to offer different looking dress patterns that all used the same bodice pattern so instead I have been working on different shaped bibs that just sew on the front bodice. There are already a...
1
Add a comment...
People
Have her in circles
226 people
Dave Jay's profile photo
Marianne Harmann's profile photo
Arts 'n Quilts's profile photo
Jacqueline Frances's profile photo
Lisa Clark's profile photo
Leona's Quilting Adventure's profile photo
Lynne Clay's profile photo
Connie Campbell's profile photo
Danette Stankovich's profile photo
Work
Occupation
Retired Teacher
Skills
Lots of skills
Basic Information
Gender
Female
Story
Tagline
sew anything
Introduction
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.
Bragging rights
I survived high school as a teacher.
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Brisbane
Contact Information
Home
Email
Val Spiers's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
snowball quilt kit {gift}
jeneta.blogspot.com

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

Jessica T's Tip for Printable Doll Sized Pattern Envelopes from Val Spie...
karenmomofthreescraft.blogspot.com

Jessica T has brought to my attention another noteworthy blog! If you have not heard of Val Spires Sews Doll Designs you are going to want t

El delantal de princesas. diy-handmade -tema 84
www.patronycostura.com

patrón y costura nos muestra cómo hacer un delantal. Actualmente están de moda, los hay de distintos estilos, los más "trend" son los estilo

PAP ....maxi_cosi ...1ª parte
anamary62-costura.blogspot.com

Hola...cómo están pasando el frío....!!!!!!!!! ............y aquí está el resultado ........un maxi_cosi .............no sé si os gustará ..

12 Free cats knitting patterns - AnnyMay
www.annymay.ca

Here are some lovely free patterns to knit or crochet cats. Cat Knitting Pattern and Tutorial . Amineko Crocheted Cat...

Join #EtsyResolution and Love What You Do in 2015 | Etsy Blog – Australia
blog.etsy.com

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
www.psychologytoday.com

Mindfulness exercises for people who don't want to do formal meditation.

Große Ereignisse werfen ihre Schatten.....
quiltsbychrissy.blogspot.com

Weihnachten nähert sich mit Riesenschritten und auch dieses Jahr habe ich wieder einen Adventskalender "gebastelt".Kleine Vorschau: Nicht ve

Christmas Quilt
bubzrugz.blogspot.com

Had a happy time yesterday finishing off detail on my Christmas wallhanging I've ironed on a toy soldier - to guard the winery ... stitched

A distant memory................Summer
tracey-english.blogspot.com

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
lovenatalieuk.blogspot.com

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
temeculaquiltco.blogspot.com

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

Ruby Jean's Closet: Adele Re-release
sproutingjj.blogspot.com

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
handmadebyevarose.blogspot.com

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
sewsewglam.blogspot.com

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
valspierssewsdolldesigns.blogspot.com

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
michelleridgwaydesigns1.blogspot.com

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

Cathy's Sewing Room: Easter time :)
cathy-mysewingroom.blogspot.com

Cathy (aka CrafteeCC): Adelaide, South Australia, Australia: I was born in Bootle, Liverpool, UK in 1960, came to Australia in 1965 and have