The 2021 Olympics are here! To herald in the exciting world event, we’ve put together the ultimate guide of how to get your doll ready for the Olympics! Whether your doll is an athlete or a spectator, we’ve got something to help her show her team spirit. For the US fans, any of these patterns will look perfect in red, white and blue! If you are representing another country, simply choose your country's color palette and show your team pride!
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Original Modern Olympic Events
The modern Olympics started in 1896 in Athens, Greece and only had fourteen nations competing in it. The only sports that were showcased during these Olympics were: athletics (which is a form of track and field), cycling, fencing, gymnastics, shooting, swimming, tennis, weightlifting, and wrestling. Check out these patterns from aleksandrajones to make uniforms for some of the original events:
Newer Olympic Events
Since the beginning of the modern Olympics, dozens of new sports have been added. The latest additions this year are surfing, skateboarding, rock-climbing, karate, and baseball/softball. Starting at the end of this month, the Tokyo Olympics will feature nearly 400 events in 33 sports, including basketball, equestrian, golf, and volleyball. Take a look at the patterns below for some superb athletic gear:
What to Wear as a Spectator
Even if your doll isn’t an athlete, she can still get in on the Olympic spirit! Here are some great patterns and DIYs for you to make that will be perfect for any watching occasion. Whether she’s just watching casually with the family or attending a fun viewing party, we’ve got her covered:
For more inspiration, you can take a look at this People.com article for what Team USA’s offical summer uniforms have looked like over the past fifty years. The image below is from the 1984 Team - perfect for Courtney fans!
You can also take a look at the Ralph Lauren website to see the full collection of 2021 US Olympic Team wear. They are an an official outfitter for the team, they have a nice overview of the athletes and a variety of different clothing items for athletes and spectators alike! The Flagbearer Jacket especially caught my eye!
Finally, no Olympic look would be complete without a winning medal! Take a gander at our Olympic Medal Tutorial for step-by-step instructions on how to make your own.
We’d love to hear from you! Leave a comment, and tell us which Olympic sport is your favorite!
If you make something and share photos online, we'd love to see them! Use #pixiefaire when posting on Instagram or add your photos directly to our Inspiration Gallery for all to see!
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