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Simplicity dress patterns leave an Olympic legacy in your wardrobe

If the achievements of Team GB in Rio inspired you, Simplicity dress patterns have plenty of options to create an Olympic legacy of your own for your wardrobe.

With celebrations and street parties taking place up and down the country as the triumphant athletes return to their respective home towns, it’s a great excuse to make yourself a brand new party frock.

New Look dress pattern 6122 is perfect for such celebrations, with a choice of very pretty dress designs, including two different skirt lengths and four bodice patterns that you can mix and match.

Opt for bright floral prints and you can carry on that Brazilian feeling for a little while longer, or choose more traditional British colours if you want to honour Team GB in particular.

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The longer lengths in this New Look dress pattern are great at any time of year, providing protective warmth on cooler days, but plenty of swish and breathability in warmer weather too – perfect for partying.

For a fun way to make sure babies aren’t left out when dressing up for a street party, Simplicity 1826 is the way to go.

This It’s So Easy babies’ sewing pattern includes several designs of diaper cover, and the ruffled versions are perfect for a Rio-themed party, again especially when made in brightly coloured or floral fabric.

Although the sewing pattern itself is only available in one size, it includes three different sizes of pattern – small, medium and large – so you can make sure the finished garment is a snug fit for growing baby bums.

Finally, if you’re more inspired by the sporting exploits than by the Brazilian love of revelry, New Look 6109 is one of your best options.

This is a collection of misses’ sports separates patterns, including tops, asymmetrical tunics and loose-fit pull-on pants, all of which would be ideal for light exercise and some sports.