It’s inevitable; face masks have officially become a long term part of our lives. Simple cotton or even disposable masks certainly get the job done day to day, but as business begin to reopen and outdoor events are on the rise, many of us are looking for a more unique way to wear these life-saving accessories. With a fall wedding right around the corner and constantly on the mind, I decided to play around with a few special occasion mask ideas using Mood’s gorgeous couture fabric and applique options and I’m here to show each one off!
Note: Each mask takes a small amount of fabric, so while these fabrics may have a higher price tag, you can make a ton of masks with just a half yard! Perfect for selling, or even making matching masks for bridesmaids!
Delicate Pearled Lace
This pearled mesh is such a stunning overlay for masks; and with 6 gorgeous colorways, you simply cannot go wrong. Be sure to use a tightly woven fabric as the base for this option, as you still need to make sure your mask is doing its job in protecting you and others around you. For extra protection, you can also line your base fabric with a layer of interfacing!
For this mask, I cut 2 of the mesh and cut 4 of the base sateen. The mesh was sewn along with a layer of sateen as if the two were one fabric.
Diamond Glitter Guipure Lace
You can’t go wrong with lace. Yes, it’s porous, but when used as an overlay on top of CDC recommended tightly woven fabrics such as cotton poplin, it’s a stunning addition to any face mask.
This mask was created similarly to the mesh mask above.
Veil Lace Overlay
Adding some 3D details to your masks is a great way to make it feel a little more like a high end accessory than a mildly inconvenient necessity. Mood has hundreds of gorgeous beaded appliques, from flowers and crowns to adorably rhinestoned bees.
For this mask, I cut 2 of the template from the veil lace, satin, and sateen lining. The veil lace was loosely zig-zag stitched to the satin along the edges to keep it in place while I finished sewing the rest of the mask together. These appliques have a metal base that can be hand sewn into place or secured with a little E6000.
Purchase Materials Used Below:
- 1/2 yard Canal Blue Stretch Satin
- 1/2 yard Ecru Sea Island Cotton Sateen
- 1/2 yard Off-White Scalloped Elastic Trim – 0.5″
- 1/2 yard 9″ White Russian Veil Lace
- 1 Italian Frosted White 3D Flower Applique with Gold and Clear Beads – 2.5″
- 2 Italian Clear 3D Flower Applique with White and Silver Beads – 1.25″
- Recommended: Sew-In Interfacing
Chainette Fringe Trim
If you have to wear something on your face, you may as well have fun with it, right? Especially when you want other people to keep their distance!
This fun fringe was created with tied instead of elastic since it can get on the heavier side (although not too heavy to wear). I top-stitched two layers of fringe into place along the top edge and then hand sewed the beaded trim on top to hide the fringe edge. The cool thing about this chainette fringe too, is that it doesn’t fray when cut – so you trim the bottom as short as you’d like or create some zig-zag designs!
Note: These masks are recommended for special occasions only as they must be dry cleaned or professionally steam sanitized. Masks should be washed and sanitized after each and every wear.
Will you be making a couture mask for an upcoming event? Let me know in the comments below!