The mask looks just fine from the front:
Here’s the inside of the mask:
See that line of stitching about 3/4″ down from the top of the mask? That’s where the bottom of the nose wire sleeve is supposed to be . . . on top of the lining fabric, not sandwiched between the lining and the mask where it will never see the light of day. Oops.
My solution was to make a new sleeve and attach it by hand. The sleeve is made just as if it were for the back of a quilt . . .
. . . except it’s miniature. It’s not necessary to turn the sleeve inside out because the seam is going to be on the underneath part of the sleeve when it’s stitched on, forever out of sight.
Oh, there is one other difference from a regular quilt sleeve: this sleeve is cut on the bias rather than the straight of grain so that it molds nicely around the curve of the mask:
It took just a few minutes to stitch the sleeve in place. (I could have stitched it by machine but then the stitching would show on the front of the mask.)
Here’s what the mask looks like from the inside now:
And looky here: I found the perfect place to store my Poke-A-Dot until I need to use it again:
All’s well that ends well!