Date published on Youtube: 21 Mar 2021
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You are welcome to make and sell from this pattern. Credit is appreciated. This pattern is strictly NOT to be used for commercial or workshop purposes.
The SSOL Panel Mask was inspired by the Korean KF94 mask. I loved the way it looked and more importantly, I loved the fit. It has a great seal, ample breathing space and does not slip off the nose!
- GREAT SEAL (no air leaks)
In my opinion, the SSOL Panel Mask Pattern has all the advantages of the 3D/Origami mask has to offer, but even better. The middle panel offers a tall nose to chin height but then tapers off short towards the ears. This reduces gaps at the sides that are sometimes found in the 3D/Origami mask design.
- AMPLE BREATHING SPACE (does not touch lips)
This mask sits out further from the lips because of the way the middle panel is constructed. There is no risk of staining the mask with lipstick for lipstick-wearers.
- DOES NOT SLIP OFF THE NOSE!
More importantly, this mask allows for jaw expansion when one yawns without the mask slipping off the nose. If it does slip for you, go up one size.
- ROOM FOR CUSTOMISATION
This pattern is made up of 3 separate pattern pieces. This means there is actually more room for customisation to suit a wider variety of faces. For eg. If someone has a long and narrow face, the middle panel could be re-drafted to be taller (without changing anything else).
*WATCH* How to modify pattern for a long, narrow face - https://fb.watch/4xGT8OUzv9/
There are currently 2 versions of the KF94 masks in the market. One has a rounded rectangular middle panel, which was what my original Panel Mask was based on. This style will be known as Version 1.0 from now. The other has an angular middle panel, which will be referred to as Version 2.0.
V2.0 will come up a wee bit shorter on the sides but I'll give it one notch up for its aesthetics.
See pictures below for better understanding.
Comparison with a commercial KF94. You can see that it's close to a 100% resemblance from the side profile.
Panel Mask V2.0 - My Purple Melody in Size L
Model wearing V1.0
This model has a very small face. S+ suits her best. ;)
Here, she is seen wearing the M+, it is too big for her. However, the "excess" can be tucked away at the fold between nose and chin flaps (where it meets the middle panel). This creates room for her to open her jaw wide without the mask slipping off her nose. This could actually work out to be an advantage when wearing one size bigger, depending on how you see it.
My eldest is wearing size M.
This pdf pattern is available at USD$5 for 10 curated sizes ranging from XS to XXL for both V1.0 and V2.0. Upon successful checkout, an email will be generated with a link for you to download the pdf files. There are no written instructions in the file. All of the steps are shown in the Youtube video embedded below.
Estimated Nose to chin measurements
XS - (yet to test, please let me know if you make one) cm (Kids age 1-3)
XS+ - (yet to test, please let me know if you make one) cm (Kids age 3-5)
S - 13.5 cm (Kids age 5-7)
S+ - 14.5 cm (Kids age 7-9)
M - 15.5 cm - (Kids age 10 and above)
M+ - 16.75 cm (Teens/Adult)
L - 18.5 cm (Adult)
L+ - (yet to test, please let me know if you make one) cm (Adult)
XL - (yet to test, please let me know if you make one) cm (Adult)
XXL - (yet to test, please let me know if you make one) cm (Adult)
Recommended elastic lengths
20cm (with adjustable silicone stoppers)
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What's the diff between V1.0 and V2.0?
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