Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Tennis and a change of mask

I have been watching, on and off yesterday, the battle of the brits team tennis. It has been great to watch some of my favourite players having a play and smiling into the bargain. It is on all week and can be found on BBC red button and the LTA website.

The last two masks I made us, mine in particular was not correct. The nose bit kept turning down for some reason so I set to making another one.

The instructions require seams at the top before all the layers are flipped and joined at the bottom and sides. Somewhere in there, the nose clip has to be fitted. This is where I usually go wrong.

Anyhow, this time, I decided to oversew the edges rather than seam and flip - much better. Took me just an hour rather than the two or three I usually take.

How long you might ask!

Well, working out 3 layers and an internal nose clip usually results in one or two layers being the wrong way around, or the nose clip on the outside rather than the inside. Much unpicking and sewing takes place. Not this time. So much easier.

10 comments:

  1. Your mask looks perfect. Good job.

    God bless.

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    1. Will hopefully last longer than my current one.

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  2. Well done - it looks good!
    xx

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  3. Some tropical weather to go with your pretty mask would be good!
    Thank you for the tennis info - I didn't know about it

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    1. Put it on for you as I know, like me, you enjoy tennis. The LTA web site offers both courts live. BBC just one and not in HD.

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  4. Great job. You know what the issues could be and are aware of them now.

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    1. I might make some more as my current one is now uncomfortable.

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  5. Thanks for the mask ideas we are still using the disposable ones and with the elastic twisted before putting round your ears its a much better and closer fit and comfortable.

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    1. I do have a packet of disposable for emergency use in the car, but making them only takes my time, as I already have loads of fabric and elastic.

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