Sewing

Lace Bridal Face Mask

Hi all! It’s been a while since I uploaded. I have started many new projects since my last post but haven’t really finished one yet. Plus I have been busy working and sewing face masks. But today I decided to share a little commission I did for a lace bridal face mask.

The bride was a friend of a friend and asked for a cream lace face mask. Here is the image I received showing the shade of cream compared to a white shieet of paper, but I didn’t feel condifent choosing based on just this. I send her 5 sample laces to compare to her shoer (dress was still in alterations) and she picked this Blooming Flowers lace.

I used a white cotton I had left from sewing regular face masks and tea-dyed it to match the lace.

Here you can see the difference in shade – much better than the stark white I started with.

I pinned the face mask shape to the lace. In real life the difference was much less obvious!

I put the lace + mask in my embroidery hoop and started hand-stitching the lace to the cotton to make sure it did not shift. The lace was way more elastic than I anticipated, so this step was time-consuming but necessary.

One side done, another to go!

The mask shrunk a little after stitching, as you can see here.

Sewing them together was no different from sewing a normal mask. The machine did have some topstitching issues, I had to go really slow or the foot would catch on the lace.

I also made a plain dark blue one for the groom!

The bride and groom were very happy – they did not need them on the wedding day itself, but it was nice to have them in case regulations would change. They got married on the 29th of August πŸ™‚

All in all this was a fun commission to do – working with lace is a lot different from regular fabric! I was happy I decided to topstitch the lace down, it gave everything a very clean look.

Thanks again for reading,

~ Mardie

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