I began sewing face masks after a friend asked me to make a custom mask for him. At the request of family and friends I have added them to my website so they can be purchased for porch pick up or shipped. Prepaying will get your order into the schedule. My current turn time is quickly passing 5 business days so please be patient with me – I am working as hard as I can on masks in addition to creating and filling jewelry orders … Mothers Day 2020 is May 10 btw and I have a sale going on my site 😉
I have over 40 years of sewing experience and am a fashion designer by trade. Besides sewing my own clothes from the age of 11, I’ve worked in NYC for a variety of companies designing and/or developing sportswear for Men, Women, Children, Toddler and Special Sizes. Eddie Bauer, Bloomingdales, Lord & Taylor, Landsend, Donnkenny, Star Ride Kids, Rampage are just a view of the labels I’ve been involved with. I also worked closely with Reem Acra to produce a junior stretch jeans line that took me to Hong Kong to oversee sample development.
I have done many trials and researched several face mask patterns on the internet as well as my own. Comfort and ease of manufacture has led me to 2 basic designs – the Pleated with adjustable head or ear elastic and the Fitted with ear elastic. Loops are knotted temporarily to allow you to customize the fit.
Face masks are no longer just for the sick. It is recommended by the CDC that masks be worn in public to prevent others from covid 19 in the event you are not showing symptoms of the virus. I wear a mask for you … will you wear a mask for me?