About Connie

Connie Amaden-Crawford


The American Sewing Guild awarded Connie with the 2009 selection for the Sewing Hall of Fame.

Connie is a licensed designer for the McCall Pattern Compnay under the Butterick label, member of the Sewing Hall of Fame, and is President and CEO or Fashion Patterns by Coni. She is a nationally recognized lecturer, fashion specialist, educator and author of sewing DVD’s, sewing and pattern textbooks, including A Guide to Fashion Sewing, The Art of Fashion Draping, and Patternmaking Made Easy. A former instructor of the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) in Los Angles, California, her professional experience includes positions as a patternmaker, grader, design consultant, and designer. A nationally and internationally fashion lecturer and specialist. Connie is a great speaker for various colleges and fashion groups. She has been featured in magazines such as Threads, Sew News, and Notions and has been a guest speaker for Sewing with Susan Kalje, Creative Living with Cheryl Borden, and the ABC TV serious Home. Connie is the Keynote Speaker for the International Textile Show in Las Vegas where she presents the Color, Fabric and Fashion Forecast twice a year. Connie is a member of the American Sewing Guild, Australian Sewing Guild, Association of Design and Apparel Professionals, Sewing Dealers Trade Association, Round Bobbin Association, and a member of the Sewing/Quilting Educators. Connis is a graduate of LATTC college and received her teaching credentials from UCLA.

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!

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