I could not be more excited to announce that I am a new brand ambassador for BERNINA brand sewing machines!! I’ve been sewing on BERNINA machines professionally for almost 30 years. To say that I am a loyalist, would be an understatement. Having sewn and taught sewing on many brands of machines, I can say none have the precision stitching like BERNINA. Being an ambassador for BERNINA has been a dream of mine, I’m honored to be apart of the BERNINA family. I am excited to show you all what the B590 embroidery machine is capable of.
A special thank you to @sewingbloggers and @tabithasewer for the encouragement and mentoring me through this process, you have been so generous, and I appreciate you. My daughter @jennywecker, my sewing buddy for the past 20 years, we are geeking out for sure over this news! Lastly, to the folks over at @kneedle9999 Sew machine warehouse here in Los Angeles, a good sewing machine dealer is essential to being able to maintain and utilizing your machine to its fullest potential.
Last month the folks at Mood fabrics reached out to ask me if I would like to create a project using some of Moods great fabrics and their #moodsewciety downloadable patterns. Umm, yes, please!
I’ve lived in Los Angeles since 2004, and I’ve been shopping at Mood fabric ever since. I’ve also been downloading the #freesewpatterns from Moodsewciety since it’s inception. I am an avid pattern hacker as well as a PDF pattern user.
I decided I wanted to make a suit. My version of a “street style” tuxedo. I love a jacket with tails. For my project, I used the Gladiolus jacket pattern
For my pants I made the Nasrin pants pattern
I chose a Metallic Jacquard from Mood, which I love and a twill acetate gray lining. When it comes to jacket linings, I want a fabric that presses well, and acetate I know works well for lining suits and jackets.
Whenever I use a pants pattern new to me, I always make a muslin first. I have many pants muslins that I’ve trued and kept as a proportion reference. For instance, I’m really particular how I like pants to fits, especially pleated pants. I place my pleats after the muslin is finished, last, so they are where I want them and as deep as I want them.
I made a tuxedo stripe down the outside of each pant leg and the center of the jacket sleeves. I did this by making leather bias strips silver leather snakeskin 1 inch wide and teal leather lambskin 1/2 inch wide.
This is a lined jacket. The only change I added was a 1/2 inch shoulder pad.