July 27, 2021

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The Doll Lovers Ultimate Resource Guide For The Olympics

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!  

Bonus Giveaway: We're giving away a $50 Pixie Faire Gift Card to one lucky reader! Simply scroll down to the bottom of this post to fond the contest entry widget. Be sure to leave a comment at the bottom telling us which Olympic sport is your favorite!

 

 

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 Pixie Faire to make uniforms for some of the original events:

Basic Leotard 18in

Gold Medal Track Suit 18in

Long Distance Running Outfit 18in

Team Spirit Leotard Pattern Hack

Free Swimsuit

Serve It Up! Tennis Dress

 

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:

Shootin' Hoops Basketball Uniform

Karate Uniform

Atta Girl Baseball/Softball Uniform

Riding Pants, Riding Jacket, Riding Boots

Volleyball Net

 

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:

How to Make a 4th of July Tee

How to Make a Starry 4th of July Headband

Surfrider Sundress and Romper

Summer in Japan Dress

Summer Picnic Outfit

 

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!  

Thanks, everyone!

--The Pixie Faire Team :^)

 

 

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100 Comments

Mary Jane Armstrong
Mary Jane Armstrong

July 28, 2021

My favorite is ice skating. Also enjoy gymnastics and swimming. The participants have worked so hard to get to the Olympics. I wish them all success.

Emily H.
Emily H.

July 28, 2021

I love watching any Olympic ice skating event although I haven’t watched in many years.

Jenny
Jenny

July 28, 2021

We love gymnastics and Simone Biles! She is a local!

Joanne
Joanne

July 28, 2021

All things ice skating!

Linda Ladd
Linda Ladd

July 28, 2021

My favorite event is Gymnastics.

Mae Lynn Beck
Mae Lynn Beck

July 28, 2021

My favorite sport is cycling since I enjoy cycling.

Heidi
Heidi

July 28, 2021

Women’s gymnastics and women’s ice skating.

Jackie
Jackie

July 28, 2021

Running is beautiful. My favorite would probably be the sprint.

Pam H
Pam H

July 28, 2021

My favorite Olympic Sport is Gymnastics.

Cheri
Cheri

July 28, 2021

My favorite is gymnastics but I also like to watch swimming, diving and beach volleyball.

Ashton
Ashton

July 28, 2021

Beach Volleyball

S
S

July 28, 2021

Gymnastics!! I was trying to teach myself for a while, but I failed. :)

Sonja
Sonja

July 28, 2021

I’ve always watched the gymnastics and skating competitions. However, this year, I really enjoyed the women’s swimming competitions. They were fantastic!

Theresa Pasquale
Theresa Pasquale

July 28, 2021

My favorite is gymnastics!!
Cynthia W.
Cynthia W.

July 28, 2021

I love the gymnastics, diving, track and field – so many things

shaun
shaun

July 28, 2021

I love to watch all the gymnastics and the girls softball. Every time I see their great uniforms I think about how to replicate it for the girls’ dolls. They would love it!

sheila
sheila

July 28, 2021

ice-skating is my favorite. tlhinking about it makes me feel cooler with all this heat!

Donna Sherry
Donna Sherry

July 28, 2021

My favourite Olympic sport is DIVING , Gymnastics and Equestrian

Donna Sherry
Donna Sherry

July 28, 2021

My favourite Olympic sport is DIVING , Gymnastics and Equestrian

Sue
Sue

July 28, 2021

Archery is far more difficult of a sport than it looks. My son took archery for 10 years and every session I would embarrass myself ( he just laughed) when it was parent night where we shot with them.

J.J. Goody
J.J. Goody

July 28, 2021

I know it’s not a summer event, but figure skating.

Brisja
Brisja

July 28, 2021

Water polo! 💦

PAM
PAM

July 28, 2021

My favorite Olympic event is the gymnastics.

Dottie
Dottie

July 28, 2021

I love swimming and gymnastics!

Cheryl R.
Cheryl R.

July 28, 2021

My favorite Olympic sport is gymnastics!

Marilee Hyman
Marilee Hyman

July 28, 2021

I love women’s gymnastics. This year I am enamored with the skill of women surfers (Yea Hawaii)

Anne
Anne

July 28, 2021

I love the gymnastics.

Sue
Sue

July 28, 2021

Archery is far more difficult of a sport than it looks. My son took archery for 10 years and every session I would embarrass myself ( he just laughed) when it was parent night where we shot with them.

Hollea
Hollea

July 28, 2021

I love to watch the swimming events, the free style events and the diving events.

Dorothy
Dorothy

July 28, 2021

Artistic swimming is so beautiful, I think it’s my fave. Thanks for all the Olympics ideas for our dolls!

Donna
Donna

July 28, 2021

I don’t really have a favourite. I enjoy watching so many of them. The level of skills from the competing countries is just so great to watch.

Cath
Cath

July 28, 2021

Summer Olympics, it’s gymnastics, winter is figure skating.

Florence
Florence

July 28, 2021

My favorite is gymnastics!

Gracia L Marks
Gracia L Marks

July 28, 2021

Swimming is my favorite sport to watch or participate in. It is the sport that is graceful to watch and almost effortless exercise.

Lyn K
Lyn K

July 28, 2021

Gymnastics both men and women. It takes such strength and focus.

Jane Parks
Jane Parks

July 28, 2021

I like ice dancing but that is wintertime. So for summer I like surfing, swimming and gymnastics, in that order.

Laurie
Laurie

July 28, 2021

Equestrian and synchronized swimming. Thanks for the chance to win!

Linda A C
Linda A C

July 28, 2021

Women’s gymnastics.

Linda A C
Linda A C

July 28, 2021

Women’s gymnastics.

Connie M
Connie M

July 28, 2021

I think its great that they have added surfing.

Leah
Leah

July 28, 2021

I love the equestrian events and badminton. Thanks for the great blog post with pattern links!

Tamara
Tamara

July 28, 2021

Women’s Gymnastics, now and forever!

Valen
Valen

July 28, 2021

I always watched the gymnastics and figure skating with my mom, so I feel close to her when I watch them.

LaWanna
LaWanna

July 28, 2021

My favorite sport in the Olympics is the gymnastics.

Patricia
Patricia

July 28, 2021

Artistic Swimming, formerly known as Synchronized Swimming. Back in the 80’s and 90’s I sewed competition costumes for my daughter’s team, and now I sew swimwear for dolls, using fabric I bought back in the day!

Marty C.
Marty C.

July 28, 2021

I love gymnastics & swimming

Lois
Lois

July 28, 2021

Gymnastics is my favorite summer Olympics sport.

Piroska
Piroska

July 28, 2021

I love watching track and field events.

Lois
Lois

July 28, 2021

Gymnastics is my favorite summer Olympics sport.

Sue D
Sue D

July 28, 2021

Fencing is my favorite.

Mary
Mary

July 28, 2021

My favorite Olympic event is Gymnastics.

DIXIE W
DIXIE W

July 28, 2021

I love to watch all gymnastic competitions! Thank you for all your giveaways!

Cherie
Cherie

July 28, 2021

I most enjoy watching the girls gymnastic events.

Claudia Flinn
Claudia Flinn

July 28, 2021

Gymnastics, the poise and grace is amazing

Kathleen A
Kathleen A

July 28, 2021

I love the Summer Olympics! I used to love gymnastics, but recently I enjoy watching the swimming! It’s so exciting! I’m usually screaming for the USA! So much fun!

Carol L
Carol L

July 28, 2021

My favorite event is swimming.

Donna Landreth
Donna Landreth

July 28, 2021

Women’s gymnastics is my favorite Olympic sport as that is what I used to do in High School. Thank you Cinnamon for the awesome giveaways.😘

Sandra
Sandra

July 28, 2021

I like swimming the best

Bridgette
Bridgette

July 28, 2021

I like the swimming, Thank you for the giveaway!

Mary R.
Mary R.

July 28, 2021

My favorite events are the swimming and gymnastics competitions.

Cindy
Cindy

July 28, 2021

I don’t know if I have a favorite one! Thanks for the giveaway!

Bridgette
Bridgette

July 28, 2021

I don’t know if I have a favorite!

Kathleen
Kathleen

July 28, 2021

I’m really torn between swimming and gymnastics, but I also love to see the decathlon events. The thrill of seeing athletes from all over the world putting forth there best effort is exciting for me no matter what country they come from.

Julie
Julie

July 28, 2021

My favorite summer Olympics event is the Balance Beam, but my absolute favorites are ice skating and ice dancing!

Julie
Julie

July 28, 2021

I love the swimming and the tennis events.

Kathy
Kathy

July 28, 2021

My favorite Olympic event is women’s gymnastics. Always has been.

SUSAN
SUSAN

July 28, 2021

track and field, swimming and diving

Kittie
Kittie

July 28, 2021

So hard to choose!! I haven’t watched much of the Olympics so far – too busy sewing!! But I really like the swimming events and the horse riding (whatever it’s called) Can’t wit to actually have some time to do some of these patterns!!

Dellasue
Dellasue

July 28, 2021

I enjoy the swimming and diving events.

Carol
Carol

July 28, 2021

My favorite Summer Olympic event is Taekwondo.

Connie Jagolinzer
Connie Jagolinzer

July 28, 2021

Such a hard question to answer. I love the gymnastics (women and men) as well as the track and field races.

Cynthia C
Cynthia C

July 28, 2021

I enjoy watching the gymnastics but I find all of it interesting.

HERLA sue
HERLA sue

July 28, 2021

I love all of the events but I think I really will enjoy SKATEBOARDING. It is so new and I think it has a lot of potential….Actually I love all of the events.

Jane
Jane

July 28, 2021

My favorite Olympic event is equestrian !!!

Susana H
Susana H

July 28, 2021

Gymnastics!

Janet  P.
Janet P.

July 28, 2021

Like many others, I do like watching the gymnastics – so skillful, so graceful and strong! I also like beach volleyball – maybe because its a sport i actually participated in – long ago!
Theresa Dixon
Theresa Dixon

July 28, 2021

I love all the patterns in Pixie Faire.

Regan
Regan

July 28, 2021

Swimming

BevM
BevM

July 28, 2021

My favorite Olympic sports are gymnastics and figure skating.

Leslie Loren
Leslie Loren

July 28, 2021

For me it’s a three way toss-up between gymnastics, couples ice skating and equestrian.

Heidi Brown
Heidi Brown

July 28, 2021

Gymnastics! Amazing!

Pamela
Pamela

July 28, 2021

Skating has always been my favorite~

Annlee
Annlee

July 28, 2021

I enjoy the gymnastic the most

Theresa D
Theresa D

July 28, 2021

I love all the patterns in Pixie Faire.

Marilyn Higgins
Marilyn Higgins

July 28, 2021

Gymnastics, both athletic and Rhythmic, and most of the swimming and diving events especially synchronized swimming.

Dori
Dori

July 28, 2021

I like Women’s Gymnastics

Rebekah
Rebekah

July 28, 2021

Definitely gymnastics!

Maureen A
Maureen A

July 28, 2021

My favorite Olympic sport (summer) is Gymnastics. Winter is Ice Dancing

Alison
Alison

July 28, 2021

I enjoy watching swimming, although gymnastics has been really cool too!

Joanne
Joanne

July 28, 2021

Gymnastics

Grandma Freckles
Grandma Freckles

July 28, 2021

I like gymnastics & swimming equally well. I think that what Simone Biles did was awesome & really improved her team. She helped them all be more than they thought they could be

Linda Turner
Linda Turner

July 28, 2021

Women’s gymnastics would be my favorite!

candy
candy

July 28, 2021

synchronized swimming now referred to as artistic swimming

Beth P
Beth P

July 28, 2021

My favorite Olympic sport is the women’s gymnastics!

Jane W.
Jane W.

July 28, 2021

I love to watch gymnastics!

Shelley
Shelley

July 28, 2021

I love the women’s rugby sevens. Surfing and skateboarding look to be fun to watch as well!

Anne C-E
Anne C-E

July 28, 2021

My favorite summer Olympics sport is volleyball. I just wish the old men who run the show are upset about young women who don’t want to wear bikini bottoms and opt for more comfortable shorts

Doris
Doris

July 28, 2021

I watch as many as
I can

Sheila Daniels
Sheila Daniels

July 28, 2021

I love the gymnastic and swimming events most

Sandra Cox
Sandra Cox

July 28, 2021

My favorite Olympic events are gymnastics and Ice skating!

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