FACE MASKS THE NEW MUST HAVE ACCESSORY

Hello everyone 🙂

I hope you’re all doing well ❤

I’ve been wanting to create this blogpost to show case my funky face masks I’ve been creating over the past few weeks, in all the different ways I’ve been styling them and LOVING doing so, whilst feeling protected in the face area HA!

I just want to also mention it’s filled me with such joy and pride to have been making and sending all your orders and seeing you absolutely loving wearing them! I’m so happy to receive your positive comments and second rounds of orders because you love them so much.

It makes me feel so good to be doing something to help in the fight against Covid too, be it face coverings, it’s a nice thought to feel like I’m doing my bit, utilising ‘my certain set of skills’

Who would have thought we would all be walking around with face masks and face coverings in 2020? It’s still crazy to me! But by wearing them and posting my regular outfit pics with my masks, I hope is normalising it and inspiring you lovely lot to reach for some funky face wear and style them up too!

As soon as I found out Boris was making face coverings compulsory in enclosed public spaces, I decided to put my Uni skills back into action!

I’m sure many of you will understand who have done a fashion design degree you do NOT want to see a sewing machine for quite some time after you’ve finished Uni and so my sewing machine has been sat collecting dust in my Grandma’s garage until 3 weeks ago… (don’t worry it has been cleaned and disinfected to an inch of its life 🙂 ) it has been well and truly been put through its paces in the last few weeks.

I also realised my trusty Brother domestic sewing machine is 10 years old this year, as I got it as one of my 18th birthday presents and still works just as well, all these years later 🙂 If you are looking to buy a sewing machine for home I can’t recommend Brother sewing machines enough ❤

My mask design was inspired by hair scrunchies and my love for trims and funky details. My main concern was that I wanted to make the straps as comfortable as possible, as I know sometimes the elastic can be quite uncomfortable when worn for a long time. So I thought that by adding the scrunchie straps, the cotton fabric against the ear would be super soft but, will also look super duper cute ❤

Off I went to scour my local fabric shop for some fab printed cotton fabrics to use for the masks. I’m also really lucky they have a really good haberdashery in there too, which is where I found the rainbow/lurex/tapestry tapes to feature in each design! As soon as I got home I got stuck into making the first prototypes and then I got wearing and sharing! You all bloody loved them and I have spent the last 3 weeks hanging out with my sewing machine making them for you. Which has been SO great for me especially being still part time furloughed and I can structure my days with this fun little task.

At the moment I have 11 designs, which can all be custom made to the wearer as I hand make them all to order, so if you fancy a different trim or need longer or shorter straps etc.. then we can have that discussion and I can make sure that’s all taken care for you 🙂

Let me know which is your fave and please keep sending me pics of you wearing them, it’s so fab to see ❤

Please feel free to message me to order yours 🙂

Lots of love,

Dan xxx

 

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