Monday, August 6, 2012

Fab Five 2012 Olympic Gymnastics Gold Medal Winning Team

I, like the majority of American women & girls, have fallen in love with the Fab Five - Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman, Jordyn Wieber, Kyla Ross, & McKayla Maroney.  I was feeling especially inspired a few nights ago, and I thought I could make a doll leotard inspired by their red team leos with the crystals.  At first, it was just for me - just for fun.  Then, I realized that with my job - a gymnastics coach - the little girls would LOVE leotards like these for their dolls, and heck, why not dolls make in the likeness of each of the 5 team members? 

I made a prototype leotard that turned out pretty well, then after a few tweaks, I made 5 little matching leos - about the size for an American Girl Doll or similar 18" doll.  I made a crystal template with my Silouhette digital cutter.  I also made matching scrunchies.  I was having WAY to much fun!  I found dolls that looked like each of the girls, and got them all dressed up :)

Today, I got boxes for all of them, but it is taking a little longer than I expected to get them all put together.  I made each of them a mini gold medal, mini Sports Illustrated magazine, and mini bouquet of flowers.  I got Gabby done - maybe I'll finish the others tomorrow :)

 Front View

 Close Up

USAG Bio on the Back of the Box

So, I challenge a toy company to produce dolls like these - I guarantee they will sell!