By Rebecca Rodden
I would never have thought in a million years I would be making face masks.
It all started in March 2020. I got involved with a volunteer group making PPE for the NHS. I made wash bags, scrubs caps and face masks. Naturally I made some for myself. I found them to be heavy and sweaty and hard to see the ground. I nearly fell down some stairs wearing one. They also made me feel claustrophobic. Taking the specifications for and effective face mask I modified the patterns so it sculpted the face making it flattering and easier to see with. I sourced light weight fabrics such as cotton voile and silk. Most of this was upcycled. I also made metallic and sequinned ones. I figured if we had to wear one it may as well be glamourous.
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