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Val Spiers
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Patterns that will be published soon
Progress on some new patterns I have been busy working on the sailor suit and I now have an American/Australian version of the 1920's sailor suit as well as a European style. I have just got to fine tune the instructions and they will both be out very soon....
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Progress on the Sailor Suit for 18" Doll: First Fitting
I am working on a vintage style sailor suit for both a boy doll and a girl doll. I have started on the boy suit first. First Fitting There will not be much difference in the style for the girl but I thought I might gather the sleeve at the shoulder a bit an...
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Doll Style: The Baby Doll
It is so cool that the Baby Born doll clothes pattern I have been working on also look great on the American Girl Doll. This pinafore design is based on the bodice of 1805. I haven't got a vest any more to try on the Baby Born doll but I am sure it would lo...
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How to Sew Doll Clothes - Curved Hems
A perfect curved hem I am a big fan of the overlocker. I find it indispensable for all sorts of sewing projects except quilting and patchwork. On my samples I don't even change the overlocker thread to match. You hardly see it anyway. If you don't want the ...
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Doll Style: The Skater Skirt
The skater skirt is such a cute fashion statement. It can be bright and saucy. It can be cute and sassy. It can be streetwise. This skirt takes about 20 mins to make. When I made the black one I didn't have any 1/4" elastic left so I made a circle from 10 1...
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Printing Straight onto Kikki K Large Planner Pages
I have several large planners that use A5 pages. I like to pretty up the pages with layouts I have made myself. How do I print onto A5 paper from Adobe Reader? For starters my printer takes A5 size paper. I just have to slide the paper guides to the narrowe...
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Dear World,
I just have to get this out of my system!
I get emails and messages about my patterns and it is usually a computer problem that I help them to solve. I don't mind doing that but the email or message has no salutation or sign off and the only name I have for them is something like ABC254.
I wish they realised that they are communicating with a nice older lady who loves to help people rather than just sending a message to my computer.

Cheers,
Val
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New Pattern - The Everyday Shirt for 18" Dolls
I so love the shirt look with a collar and stand and button bands. I also love to be able to get the look without too much fiddly sewing. I picked up a pair of jeans to put on the doll and realised they were for the 20" doll pattern 2013 but I really like t...
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Combining designing and colouring and planning. All favourite things of mine.
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Kiiki K Planner Pages with Flying Geese (Quilt Pattern)
I sat and made a quilty border for my planner pages the other night. In the free sample you can put your heading in plain text. I then just couldn't help myself and coloured it in! I planned how I could set it up as a weekly view then drew it up so it cross...
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I love playing with my planner. You can download my first free pages from my blog. They have a doll theme because I sew doll clothes and make doll clothes patterns. Look out for more free pages as I get on a roll with different themes.
I have also started making them for the A5 feature note pads Kikki K makes. The layouts look great on the pretty paper. These ones with the border look best on the plain pages.
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I love designing and sewing doll clothes.
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I love fabric and sewing. In 2014 I started designing doll clothes for 18" dolls and 20" dolls and some baby dolls. I sell the doll clothes patterns online at Etsy and Craftsy.
I write a blog at Val Spiers Sews Doll Designs all about my sewing and designing adventures.


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JOYFUL WORLD - MARCH (free pattern)
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Dear Stitchers, I am thrilled there are 3600+ members of the dedicated JOYFUL WORLD SAL stitch along Facebook group that launched a couple w

A most jolly halloween freebie
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A jolly halloween....is a free pattern from me to you! I was a guest stitcher a while back with Bari J....so for all of you that missed it..

Campers Quilt Pattern by Amy Bradley
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Amy Bradley's Campers quilt pattern includes full size patterns, placement sheets, and instructions to make a 40" x 54" Camper Trailer Quilt

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Wow - it's August! And I have to admit that I am delighted that the first half of this year has gone and the OGO and I can look forward to t

Felt Camper Van Keyring Tutorial
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DIY Felt Combi Van Key Chain These adorable felt key rings are sew easy to stitch up! They require only the tiniest amount of materials and

snowball quilt kit {gift}
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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

Jessica T's Tip for Printable Doll Sized Pattern Envelopes from Val Spie...
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Weihnachten nähert sich mit Riesenschritten und auch dieses Jahr habe ich wieder einen Adventskalender "gebastelt".Kleine Vorschau: Nicht ve

Christmas Quilt
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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
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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.