BERNINA Brand Ambassador

Brand Ambassador
Lynn Brannelly

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.

Gladiolus Jacket & Nasrin pants pattern by Moodsewciety

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.

Muslin made, everything except for pleat placement

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.

Making leather bias trim.

This is a lined jacket. The only change I added was a 1/2 inch shoulder pad.

Draw on the zipper placket topstitching line with a template and the heat erasabel pen
After you topstitch iron the markings away!

Sewunconventional Challenge

Co-host of the #sewunconventional challenge
garment. Materials Wood &
First time working with resin, I’m hooked!