My New Sleeveless Blouse and Fashionable Cloth Mask

in #gems2 months ago (edited)

Last week, I had a time to make something unusual from my daily activity- sewing.

I have a blouse that I’ve been wanting to alter for so long. Here...

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It was given by my sister in law. I really love the color and the fabric. However, I only have worn it once and never again because the sleeves doesn’t look good on me. So, I decided to remove them and turned them into something that is essential and mandatory nowadays, face mask. Here’s what I did.

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First, using a sharp scissor, I cut the sleeves about half centimeter near the seam. Good thing, the fabric stays intact and didn’t fray even though I cut the sleeves out.

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For a fine hem, I used our old sewing machine. Now, It’s a sleeveless blouse.

For the leftover sleeves, I turned it into this.

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Here’s the procedure.

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Make a pattern like that on the first photo. Cut the fabric while following the pattern. You can pin it to make it stable. Note that I used another fabric which is black to avoid confusion which is front or back. Then, sew at the wider edge.

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Next, place your two pieces of fabric on top of each other like those on the picture. Then sew the edges. Leave one edge open.

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Then reversed it. Sew again all of the the edges so that the fabric will stay together.

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For the ties, use 1/8 elastics or garters. Measure. The length depends. Make sure that it fits well. Then, I manually stitched the ends before I sew it down to the sides of the mask. I tucked them inside the hem to keep the elastics in place.

It’s done.

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Not bad for a seasonal sewer like me.

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However, take note that wearing a cloth face mask will not help protect you from contracting Covid-19. It’s still best to wear medical-grade or surgical mask.

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Wow!!! 😍 Love it! Galing naman. 😍😍😍

Thanks ate ging☺️