A few years ago I gave my husband (who is an avid cyclist although he hates when I call him that!) a doll of himself complete with a biking outfit. That was the one and only time I have looked for spandex in the fabric store!
Here is Ben doll, as we call him. For water bottles I used little soy sauce containers and pinned a tiny number on his back. For the graphics and lettering I used iron on transfers.
It was a hit so I decided this year to make Ben doll a new outfit. I made a mini dress shirt, tie and pants and Maggie too!
The tie is made from a Liberty print which matches the tie he wore for our wedding.
As you can tell we are a little crazy around here!