So, it has been 20 weeks since my last hair cut. How about you?
How are you handling the forced hair growth due to the closure of personal services?
I don’t think I’ve had hair this long since my pre-teens. I do have a hair appointment scheduled in 2 weeks but I’m still wondering if I’m going to cut it short like before or try living with the new length.
Whatever I decide, I will need a mask to wear for my appointment. Unfortunately, the tie masks I had made won’t work because they tie over my hair. I will have to make a mask with ear loops. What to do?
Thankfully, a friend pointed me to the Marfy mask pattern.
This pattern is a fitted mask with the option of ties or elastic loops. It is an easy pattern to follow. Just remember to add a seam allowance to the pattern. I used a 1/4″ seam allowance so I didn’t have to trim the seam allowances.
- Cut 2 pieces (outer piece plus lining piece) on the fold.
- If you are using ties or ear loops, pin or baste in marked positions.
- Sew right sides of the outer fabric with the lining together leaving a small gap so you can turn the project inside out.
- Press seams flat.
- Stitch opening closed.
Since I didn’t know what size elastic loops I was going to use, I gave myself a 3/4″ side seam allowance so I could fold them over to make elastic channels.
What I liked about this pattern, is that it fit quite closely to my face. I also found I could talk while wearing the mask without the mask moving down my face which was a drawback with other ninja style face masks I had tried. (see previous blog post)
While I liked the mask design, I felt it had an unnecessarily prominent front. So I redrafted the front curve.
Also, my personal preference is the 1/8″ elastic. While the 3/8″ elastic worked, I found it did hurt my ears after a 5 hour shift at the shop.
We’ll see how it works with the hair stylist!