Meet Venus de Milo, Fine Fabrics' sanitized mask fitting model. She is wearing a couture mask made by Fine Fabrics, You too can feel as beautiful as our goddess. As we add couture mask-making to the repretoire of services provided, we've identified those steps necessary to mindfully build masks inspired by the Classical Greek perfection expressed by Michelangelo with Venus de Milo.
Layers of 100% pima cotton from England, with lace and/or silk outer layer. Softest of 100% cotton bias tape from Italy to wrap around your ear, adjusting with a tie under the chin. 100% cotton bias tape is much softer than elastic, which can be abrasive at the end of the day.
A soft, small pleat to contour under the chin. A larger pleat to allow you to talk, communicate, SCREAM! Upper box pleat and tucks to conform around nose and drop below eyes.
Most importantly, all Fine Fabrics' masks are made of the finest and most beautiful couture fabrics, including the world's finest lace made in France by Solstiss!
Richard's mask is made using 2-layers of cotton voile from India (prewashed), each layer supported by cotton interfacing, with salmon, metalllic polyester holographc lace outer layer, and trimmed and secured with charcoal 100% cotton bias tape from Italy.
My not so silent partner and husband, Bob Evans suggested we offer veils to add a sexy and femine overlay that easily affixes over surgical style masks. Venus has upscaled her look by wearing over a cheapo blue mask from the front counter at CVS.
And, yes, Fine Fabrics has materials for making your own.
We are opening up sale of our lace stash pieces - mostly 1/3 yard pieces - from which you can make anywhere from between 2 masks and 2 veils, or 2 - 4 masks or veils. We will try and post new items from which you can choose daily. It looks like we may be covering our face for awhile, so why not treat our masks like jewelry?
Or simply stop by Fine Fabrics of Santa Barbara downtown store. Please give a call first - enter just the numbers in you phone ( 8 &0# 5*) *9 %6 ^6- @2+4=8 \8. We are here most of the time, but our hours are still variable. If the door is open, please just give a yell when you arrive. I will come out to greet you.