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I love pets on quilts.
 
Hey! Have ya voted yet?? So much inspiration! I'm entry #31 in the Dogs on Quilts Category.  Here's a quick link to: MY ENTRY POST. Man, there's a lot of great entries, but I've taken a break from chasing squirells an...
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What a cute pattern this is. I love the little jacket.
 
 
NEW PATTERN RELEASE! Felicity Sewing Patterns
The Carousel Sundress & Topper is now listed for sale in all Felicity Sewing Patterns shops. For a limited time you can purchase it for $7.50 a saving of about 15% on the regular price.
See the shop listings for all the details. 
Many thanks to Simone Kleefsman for the beautiful product photos.

Website: http://www.felicitysewingpatterns.com/product/new-carousel-sundress-topper-girls-dress-and-bolero-sewing-pattern-sizes-3-10-years

Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/245614180/new-release-girls-dress-pattern-the?ref=shop_home_active_1

Craftsy: http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/sewing/clothing/new-the-carousel-sundress--topper/161361
Welcome to Felicity Sewing Patterns lovely new pdf sewing pattern the Carousel Sundress & Topper a very stylish vintage inspired sundress and matching bolero or topper for girls aged 3 to 10 years.
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Designing Doll Clothes - AGD Fashion Sweater
I have a huge collection of pins to browse through when I feel like designing something new for the doll. The images include paper dolls, celebrities, wardrobe capsules, historical outfits, runway fashions and more. When I want to just play I will look for ...
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I love to make doll clothes. I make and sell patterns then spend lots more time creating outfits from the patterns. My latest Fashion File tutorial is ski pyjamas for my AGD.
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+Lindsay S I looked at the links. I will have a look locally to see if I can give some doll clothes away.
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This little bee cross stitch is so cute. Visit Kathleen's blog for the free chart.
 
Free downloadable chart for this cute bee pin on my blog today!
School may be just a few weeks away, but summer is still in full swing in my garden. The herbs are still growing, the pumpkins have a long way to go, and bees are buzzing around the flowers that are still blooming. I've alway...
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How to make a pleated skirt for American Girl Doll. Includes a mainly text PDF to download as well.
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Considering it's pleats, I doubt there's an easier way to do it. Regardless of size, pleats on anything will take time to get them so they look good.
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I love designing doll clothes. I am making a collection of basic AGD patterns that can be used to create all sorts of designs. I created this fashion sweatshirt using my sweatshirt pattern with a few tweeks. I have included the redrafted front and back and the ruffle, in the tutorial PDF to get you started. 
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Designing Doll Clothes. Creating a new design from basic pattern pieces.
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Another Fashion File Tutorial. This time it is ski pyjamas using a t-shirt pattern and a trousers pattern. Get those ribbing bands just right.
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How To Make Ski Pyjamas for your American Girl Doll
While drafting new patterns from my basic slopers I find myself thinking about outfits I could make with hardly any changes to the pieces in patterns I have already published. Sometimes they just need a few tweeks like making a piece shorter or narrower. I ...
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Enjoyed reading your blog. Great linky party.
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Perfect Pleats - free and easy and a PDF to download.
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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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