If you had told me one long year ago that I would be making Christmas masks for my family to keep us safe I wouldn't know what you were talking about.
Wearing masks has become second nature to us, and the kids put them on and never mention it. It has become part of their lives.
I decided however that something a little festive would be appropriate. So, after having made a gazillion masks when all of this started, I decided to find some Christmas fabric and make a few more.
I also decided I wanted to use a different pattern. Like other mask makers will understand mask making is not a one size fits all situation. The ones I made for my husband and I were fine, but too small for my brother-in-law's broad face. And I did notice that my standard pattern tended to slide down a bit on my husband's long Acadian nose. And of course there really isn't a one pattern for children because children, like everyone else, come in different sizes. I needed some style options and a good, more detailed size range.
This is where Jalie's new Flare mask pattern caught my eye. Here's the pattern cover:
I decided to do version D with a piece to go under the chin and shaped around the nose, which has a pipe cleaner wire in it. I made the small, a sort of medium small, the medium and large versions.
Here they are on us all, myself, my husband and some of our grandchildren:
I figure if you are going to wear a mask this Christmas might as well make it cheery!