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.
These are quick and dirty ways of fixing the waist band, and they're very basic. If you already sew at all, you probably already know them. So, you can skip to the part 2 of this series, which might still interest you since I thought I was pretty smart when I came up with the idea. (You still might already know it, and in that case, I was the last one to know the method already existed.)
Pictured below is the start of my daughter's fall 2019 wardrobe. Maybe her (and my) obsession with Hello Kitty is obvious.
Pattern: BurdaStyle Bermuda Shorts 3/2011
As a part of Burda Teaching Certification Course assignments, I made a pair of shorts. The fabric is stretch twill from Joann. I bought this fabric a few years ago with the intension of making a pair of shorts and never got around to it (as with all my stash fabric..).