Free Pattern: Contour Mask with Side Darts

I know there are a lot of mask patterns out there--- and i tried many of them.  However, I couldn't find the exact shape I liked.  I wanted a contour style, because pleated masks take longer to dry when washed, but I didn't like how some of the contour masks looked like duckbills on my face. (As I was writing this, I found out that there is a type of masks that's actually called a "duckbill mask", which are supposedly easier to breathe in.)

The contour shape of masks needed to be a bit different for my rather flat asian face from that of masks meant to fit other types of faces.  So, after fiddling around with paper towel mock-ups and several wearable muslins later, I think I finally have the shape that flatters my face.  

There is an abundance of fashion masks in stores nowadays---but making masks is a quick, satisfying sewing project which also has practical uses.   So I decided to share my pattern for anyone still searching for a flattering fabric mask pattern, especially for my fellow flat-faced sewists.  

These fabric masks are not meant to replace medical grade masks---please use your own judgement when to use it.  Also, this is a basic pattern without any pockets for filter, etc.  I use them as is, or with a piece of paper towel between the mask and my face for extra filtering.  Also, please don't use my pattern for commercial use.  

Mask Pattern 1/2
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Mask Pattern (Lining) 2/2
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If you need a tutorial for making these masks, you can watch my (embarrassing) first YouTube video. 

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