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Val Spiers
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An Up-Do for the doll - an easy hairdo for dolls with long hair.
  I saw this method on Team AG video. It was a video hosted by a very accomplished young girl, showing how she did her hair for ballet and cheer leading. About 3 mins into this video she does her hair thing. Here's how my Lea got the look. Put her on a desk...
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Mix & Match Doll Clothes: Creating a Wardrobe Capsule Part 2
Using a Formula to Choose Fabrics Auditioning fabrics from my stash for the next capsule I wanted an easy way to collect a set of fabrics to make a wardrobe capsule made up of a variety of garments that would all work together. I am not a natural at this so...
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Not many bubble skirt patterns around free or for sale so I have added mine to the mix. It has great fit and pattern pieces that you can print out for the yoke and lining. Check it out on Craftsy - only $2.50USD and for February it comes with the cute t-shirt pattern.
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Mix & Match Doll Clothes: Creating a Wardrobe Capsule Part 1
Introduction Do you find that the outfit you made out of beautiful fabric doesn't look as good as you thought it would when you put it on the doll? Do you have trouble choosing the right fabrics? Do you have leftover fabrics that you never use again? If the...
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Just finished a pattern for doll clothes panties. Free to download from my blog.
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Free Doll Panties Pattern for American Girl Doll and Australian Girl Doll
While wondering what I might add to my Free Patterns Page I came across an undies pattern that I drew on paper when I was just starting out with patterns. The date on this piece is 10th September 2014. It is a great fit for both American Girl Dolls and Aust...
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I have been exploring wardrobe capsules for myself and for the dolls. I like the small scale of a doll wardrobe for experimenting and getting used to coordinating colours and styles. I am sharing what I have discovered in a series of blog posts related to doll clothes.
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Have a look at my new pattern. Great fit. Comes with pattern pieces for the yoke and lining. Designed for knits and woven fabric. $2.50USD and it comes with the cute t-shirt for February.
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The Story of My Bubble Skirt Pattern
This post contains affiliate links to Craftsy .  I know everyone likes free patterns and I intended to make the bubble skirt part of the skirt with a yoke collection for free. As I tried on the first trial in the lemon knit I was elated at how good it looke...
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January Successes and Goals for February.
A busy month for pattern publishing. I managed to finish both the dress and matching jacket 1828 and 1829. Such a cute outfit in the 50s style. I agonised over which pattern I would do next. They are all so pretty. I decided another jacket with a challengin...
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There are so many ways to make things. Here is my take on doll clothes panties for American Girl Doll and Australian Girl Doll.
Free pattern to download.
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Review of American Girl Doll of the Year 2016, Lea
Lea, fresh out of the box. I thought I would do a bit of a review of my new American Girl Doll. I enjoyed reading some of the many reviews by the Toy Box Philosopher. I found them very useful. If there is some detail that you have a question about just leav...
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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 American Girl Dolls and Australian Girl 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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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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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.

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