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Dana Bontrager
Lewiston, ID
Dana has made a career of "thinking outside the fashion box", constantly stretching design and sewing conventions to develop new skills and creativity. She creates designs to enable the wearable artist to fashion unique, eye-catching garments that are both casually simple and wonderfully imaginative.

Contemporary classic styles especially for full-figured petites in sizes 14 to 24.
Kathleen Cheetham
Sointula, BC

Kathleen runs a woman’s tailoring and pattern making shop. She teaches classes on fitting, design and business. Her mission is to see any woman, no matter her size, look fabulous. Kathleen designs especially for the woman with narrow shoulders, D cup bra, rounded tummy and delicious full curves! The look is classic with clean lines that are easy to dress up or down with your choice of fabric and accessories.
Connie Crawford
Hansville, WA

Connie Crawford is a licensed designer for BUTTERICK PATTERNS. She is a nationally recognized lecturer, fashion specialist, educator, and author of sewing and pattern textbooks. Drawing on her 35 years of experience in apparel manufacturing and 23 years teaching fashion design classes in patternmaking, sewing, and draping at The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles, Connie created her own pattern line with true-to-body fit from sizes X-Small to 6X.
Our patterns offer comfort and style along with pockets to keep your cash undercover and your hands free
Marsha McClintok
Oregon City, OR

Owner and head designer, Marsha’s patterns provide customers more than just comfort and style with their hidden pockets for carrying valuables. In addition, she enjoys teaching around the country sharing her passion for sewing. Marsha also leads women on sewing related tours to places like New York and Hong Kong with her Sew Many Options Tours.
Features Ordinary to Extraordinary patterns: stylish, simple and comfortable boutique designs and the spirited new A La Mode collection for the young and young at heart.
Lyla Messinger
Reno, NV

Lyla J. Messinger is an internationally recognized designer, author and speaker. Lyla retired from teaching to pursue her passion to promote fashion sewing by providing simple, stylish garment and accessory patterns, notions, education and inspiration to the sewing public She continually builds her business with innovation, education, and integrity.

Laura Nash
Philomath, OR

Award winning designer, Laura Nash, began her career designing vintage inspired formal gowns for clients around the US. Her designs have been in competitions and on runways from Portland OR to New York City, featured on TV, and in print media including Threads Magazine. After years of sewing, pattern making, and dressing all figure types, Laura launched Sew Chic Pattern Company in 2009, a line of modern patterns that puts a little “vintage” into every style. She teaches near her home in Oregon, Facebooks, tweets, and blogs about fitting and sewing topics (how to make a custom dress form!) at

An exciting variety of classic designs includes jackets, dresses, pants, skirts and tees. Ready-to-wear techniques allow you to sew an entire wardrobe quickly and easily.

Pattie Otto
Racine, WI

Pattie spends her time creating new patterns, teaching, writing books and articles and designing machine embroidery. She has taught extensively, with her favorite classes being machine embroidery, sewing with knits, swim & action wear, heirloom work, serger techniques, and fitting seminars. She also teaches Embroidery Club in Southeast Wisconsin and Northeast Illinois and presents a variety of seminars at national and regional sewing expos.

Janet Pray
Highland, MI

Self employed since 1981 as a fiber artist, fiber arts teacher and sewing instructor. She has exhibited her award winning works across the US. Since 1998 she has produced patterns of her most popular coat and cape designs and a series of professional shirt patterns for both men and women. All of Janet's patterns include industrial sewing techniques that do not require pins or basting.

Angela Wolf
Benton Harbor, MI 

Owner of ABO APPAREL, LLC is an internationally renowned fashion designer, TV personality, speaker, instructor and author. She started a custom apparel business in 1994 and in 2010 launched a women's RTW collection. Angela is Couture Sewing Expert on the PBS series It's Sew Easy, writes a monthly "Fashion and Trends" column on, and is a frequent contributor to Threads and Sew Stylish Magazines. The Angela Wolf Pattern Collection for the home sewer and each season she will offer patterns to coincide with her RTW collection.


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