Connie Amaden-Crawford is a licensed designer for The McCall Pattern Company under the Butterick label, member of the Sewing Hall of Fame, and is President and CEO of Fashion Patterns by Coni. She is a nationally recognized lecturer, fashion specialist, educator, and author of several DVDs, sewing, and pattern textbooks. A former instructor at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) in Los Angeles, CA, her professional experience includes positions as a patternmaker, grader, and design consultant. A nationally and internationally recognized fashion lecturer and specialist, Connie is a guest speaker for various colleges and fashion groups. Connie is a member of the American Sewing Guild, Australian Sewing Guild, Association of Design and Apparel Professionals, and Sewing Dealers Trade Association. Connie is a graduate of LATTC College and received her teaching credentials from UCLA.