Alright, sitting here, super proud of myself, cause i actually finished something that was sewing related (I learned how to thread my sewing machine within the last 3 days). I usually get as far as..."That doesn't look right....where's my lighter?"
This was something I've wanted to make for myself for a long time, a Sleeping Mask. I tried looking for a pattern I liked, then sketching it out, and then I came across what I was missing.
You know those crappy "plastic and running dye" Mardi Gras Masks from the Dollar Store that fall apart the second they get wet? Yeah, well I had the plastic form from one of those, an old >orange< fleece vest and a ripped to sh*t rugby shirt .
I just traced the mask form, then using the width of my index finger, traced outside of that line, cut it out of the fleece vest, then traced that onto and cut out the blue. sewed it, reversed it and slid the mask inside. Hot glued that to the fabric on the inside so i had a nose form and somehere to attach the cord to.
The cord is actually the drawstring from the bottom of the vest. I just cut that off the bottom, and put it between the top layer and the mask layer to disperse the draw strength of it against my eyes.
dear gods i hate that picture of me.
Tell me what you think for a beginner and any tips or tricks you could help me with.
BTW: my shirt says "WORLDS LAZIEST NINJA"....everyone thinks it says SLEAZIEST...which I'm fine with.