FASHION DESIGN SPECIALIST, EDUCATOR, AUTHOR
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.