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Val Spiers
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I love designing and sewing doll clothes.
I love designing and sewing doll clothes.

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Just checking in. I haven't been very active lately. I have just created a photo tutorial for making cute leg notches in 18" doll capris pants. I'm putting this one in promotions because if you don't have your own pattern to work with I have a great all purpose trouser pattern that fits the 18" American Girl doll.
Cheers,
Val

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How to Sew Doll Clothes: Capris Pants with a Notched Leg
These look so cute and there is only a little but of fiddling. They still only take less than 2 hours to make. I used my 1813 Gathered Pull-Ons Pattern available in my Etsy Shop. This is one of my low priced basic patterns. If you have the pattern all you h...

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Sewing in Progress - An A-line Doll Clothes Pattern
My sewing room is looking a little wild lately. When I design and sew I tend to have fabric and dolls and pattern pieces all over the place. I have finally disciplined my self enough to put each set of pattern pieces in a labeled plastic pocket. With 4 or 5...

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New Patterns 1857 and 1858 from Valspierssews Doll Clothes
1858 A-Line Skirt and Fashion T-shirt 1857 Fashion Top with 1858 Skirt I am really excited to announce that I have 2 new 18" doll clothes patterns in the shop. 1857 is the curved hem top that I put up quietly a few weeks ago. I didn't announce it because I ...

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Progress Report: Lots on my desk this month
Before I visited mum earlier this month I took stock so I could put it out of my mind for a week. I have lots of projects in various stages. I am redoing the sailor dress I had published without instructions. The no instructions was just an experiment. I wo...

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How to Sew Doll Clothes: Velcro Closures
Very early in my doll clothes adventure I needed to take clothes on and off the dolls to photograph the outfits. I think I may have put long strips of velcro on one or two items and I know I got frustrated trying to make the hems even and close the strip wi...

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1857 Photo Tutorial for the Tricky Bits
Note: 1857 will be published soon. I thought it might make things bit easier if I explained a few things with photos and add in a few tips to make the construction go smoothly. The side seams are halfway down the page. When I sew the bodice and lining piece...

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Ruffle Party Dress: A Fashion File by Valspierssews Doll Clothes
You don't need much to make this amazing party dress for your doll. So far I have only done the measurements for the 18" doll but I will be checking it out on the 20" doll soon. When I saw the picture of the little girls' dress on Pinterest I knew I could m...

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Summer and Winter Pyjamas Patterns are Published
I have at last got both the 18" doll pyjamas and the 20" doll pyjamas published on Etsy. I have put a lot of work into these patterns. There are lots of variations and the design is easy to make. It even looks great as a dress or top. If you buy the two pat...
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