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Smurfette Costume

Added Nov 2, 2009

by dorawarren

Palo Alto, Calif...






Here’s my very blue Smurfette costume. This was the first time that I sewed spandex and didn’t have any real difficulty, but I think I should have used a stretch stitch or something.

The dress bodice is a modified Danielle bodice with a 7" inch zipper on the side – I was lazy and grabbed the only white zipper left at Wal-mart instead of going to Jo-Ann’s, but the dress fit over my head so it worked. I free handed the bottom and cut out the tear dropped shapes.

For the top, I traced a shirt I owned and ‘drafted’ the sleeve. I added a collar that went up my neck so I only had to put face paint on my face and not my neck. The tights are from a free pattern download. I traced my hands for the gloves (I think they were the most difficult part of the costume).

I made some shoe covers but did not like the way they turned out, so I rocked my yellow- biege heels as they were.

For the hat, I free handed it. It is two pieces – an inner band with the hair weave sewn directly to it and the “smurf” hat that was pulled over it.

Material Notes

Dress and hat – 1 thrifted bed sheet

Body suit – about 2.5 yards spandex/lycra




Garment Type
Cotton, Other


Shelby Kaava #302 Vuokatti Tights Pattern

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    Nov 3, 2009, 07.25 PMby calicocouture

    The spandex was a great idea. It blends in well with the makeup.

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    Nov 3, 2009, 10.04 AMby sew4my3

    At first glance I thought you had painted your whole body only to discover you had sewn the dreaded spandex material. Haha You really did a wonderful job and the look is perfect!

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    Nov 3, 2009, 12.24 AMby harmony758

    Hahahaha! This is great!

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    Nov 2, 2009, 09.05 PMby twoboos


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    Nov 2, 2009, 08.43 PMby lala86

    It’s so funny! congrats on your very original costume!! how long did it take to vanish all the blue paint on your face?

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      Nov 2, 2009, 09.05 PMby dorawarren

      not long to get on or take off. i was cream based and i just wiped it on with my fingers. when it came to getting it off, i put some lotion over it and wiped it off with tissue then washed my face with a regular face cleanser

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    Nov 2, 2009, 05.08 PMby Jodi Wade

    amazing costume!!

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