Steffani is a designer, patternmaker, and sewing instructor living in the Madison, Wisconsin area. She received an MFA in Costume Design from Tulane University. With over 25 years of professional sewing and design experience in film, television and theater, she has created custom-made clothing and accessories as a patternmaker/fitter for shows including Nixon, Primary Colors, Third Rock from the Sun and Will & Grace. While living in Los Angeles, she found herself sewing everything from clothes for a Warrior Kangaroo, butterfly wings for a trapeze artist in a Tom Petty video, and pregnancy padding for Madonna. <BR><BR> She is the author of Patternmaking for a Perfect Fit and has had articles published in Sew it All and Mia magazines. She specializes in teaching ready-to-wear alteration, garment copying and tailoring, has taught at the American Sewing Guild Conference, and appeared on Sew it All and Sewing with Nancy. She loves vintage clothes and sewing books, and has a little problem with bringing home stray sewing machines. <BR><BR> You can find Steffani online at <a href="http://stitchcoach.blogspot.com/" target="new">stitchcoach.blogspot.com</a>.