Fashion Patterns by Coni : The Art of Proper Fit

Proper Fit by Connie Crawford
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    Welcome to
    Fashion Patterns by Coni
    Let Connie help you attain the perfect fit.
    If you're looking for a great fitting pattern, customizing your own designs, or just want to learn how to get the perfect fit - you've come to the right place.
  • slopers
    Custom Blouse Slopers
    Get the perfect fit every time.
    Any size 8 thru 6X. Any bust cup A thru H.
    By interchanging or adding different collars, plackets, pockets, sleeves, or changing the neckline, you can become your own designer and have correct fit every time.
  • Grading Workbook
    Grading Workbook
    Grading Workbook
    Grading Workbook, 2nd Ed
    THE HIT OF 2014!
    As seen in Threads Magazine (Sept 2014 #174).
    Learn to resize any pattern to your current measurements.
  • dvds
    custom dress form
    custom bodice
    custom pant
    custom fitting
    how to sew
    DVDs by Connie Crawford
    Connie's helpful DVD videos demonstrate the successful techniques for sewing, fitting, designing and draping clothing that will flatter your body shape and match your sense of style.
  • books
    Books by Connie Crawford
    Connie has written several textbooks for students developing careers in the fashion industry. Among her most popular title are A Guide To Fashion Sewing, The Art Of Fashion Draping, and Patternmaking Made Easy.
  • Fashion Forecast
    Connie's Spring - Summer
    2015 Fashion Forecast
    Looking for some fresh styles?
    A change of fresh air blows on the Spring-Summer 2015 season.
    Click here to download Connie's latest Fashion Forecast.
  • B6222
    B6222 - Dress with Layers
    This perfect summer dress is semi-fitted and has an center back zipper opening, a gently flared A-line skirt with a flowing overlay.
  • B6223
    B6223 - Summer Culottes
    These pull-on culottes have a wide pleated relaxed fit with an elastic waistband with faux drawstring trim, plus side seam pockets.
  • patterns
    Dozens of Styles
    Connie has been designing her own patterns for over two decades. Spend some time and have a look at the wide selection of styles currently available.

Current Specials

The purpose of Fashion Patterns is to welcome anyone who wants to learn. If you've been itching to make yourself a custom blouse, jacket, dress, skirt or pants - but just don't know how - you're in the right place.

Fashion Patterns was started by Connie Amaden-Crawford, a licensed designer for the McCall Pattern Company under the Butterick label, member of the ASG Sewing Hall of Fame, and former instructor at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) in Los Angeles, California.

Connie started Fashion Patterns with the goal of offering classes to those interested in learning how to sew, design clothes, work with patterns, and express their creativity and style through fashion. When creating Fashion Patterns, Connie realized that she would not only be catering to young students at the brink of starting their careers, but also to busy adults who may want to explore their passion or interest. Connie, who is a business woman herself, understands the difficulty of finding time to pursue your passions outside of work. Her experience with balancing a busy schedule inspired her to offer classes on DVD and sell her educational textbooks online, many of which have been used in universities like FIDM. And there's much more online video content coming soon.

Connie's classes will teach you the technical skills needed to succeed in taking your dreams to reality. Getting the perfect fit has never been this easy. Through the use of her new master patterns, anyone can make their own unique designs and combinations with a completely customized fit. Really, no matter what your measurements or cup size, Connie's classes will teach you how make clothes that fit perfectly.

Fashion Patterns is built on Connie's solid foundation of professional experience as a patternmaker and designer. She continues to help those eager to learn and achieve their goals. It's never too late, or too early, to start learning and pursuing what makes you happy.

Please reach out to us soon and let the learning begin!