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Albuquerque Apparel Center Newsletter
October 2012
Our Mission
To foster the growth
of New Mexico's
Fashion, Apparel and Accessory Industry.
In This Issue
Clothing Design Services
Santa Fe Fashion Week
"Fashion Forward" Seminars
Design&Sew 1on1
Job Opportunities
Quick Links


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Clothing Design Services

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Couture Dress, Hat, and Muff designed by Melissa Lea


Albuquerque Apparel Center  is excited to announce Custom, Couture, and Costume clothing design services provided by Award Winning Fashion Designer and AAC founder, Melissa Lea.

If you are interested in having a special garment made in a quiet, private setting, please contact Melissa directly:

[email protected].

  Santa Fe Fashion Week

Albuquerque Apparel Center is proud to be a part of

Santa Fe Fashion Week 2012! Our own Melissa Lea

will be taking part in Runway Coordinating for the event.


Be a part of New Mexico History and Fashion History Worldwide as Santa Fe launches into the spotlight as the fashion hub of the Southwest!

Join the excitement that is Santa Fe Fashion Week, November 8th through 11th, 2012 at Buffalo Thunder Resort.

Reserve your tickets now before they run out! Prices start as low as $20.00.


For more information about Santa Fe Fashion Week, visit: http://www.santafefashionweek.com/ 



Fashion Forward Seminars
Made in NM Emblem 150dpiThanks to all who made our September Fashion Forward Seminar, "Behind the scenes of Fashion", such a great success!

October Fashion Forward has been postponed while taking part in preparations for Santa Fe Fashion Week. Join us Nov 8th - 11th for all of the excitement, networking, and learning.


AAC is also preparing to take Fashion Forward Seminars' on the road! If you would like us to visit your area of New Mexico, please let us know. A complete listing of seminars will be on the Abq Apparel Center website soon. Please visit the Learning Center section of AAC website fore information.

  Design&Sew 1on1
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Melissa Lea and student.

Do you have a favorite pattern

you want to sew?  Are there parts of pattern making/altering and/or sewing you don't understand or want additional help with?  


Award Winning Fashion Designer and Albuquerque Apparel Center president Melissa Lea will explain things 1on1 and teach you how to accomplish your design dreams!


Your first visit, a one hour consultation to share what it is you would like to design, is FREEBring patterns, pictures or sketches of your favorite designs and inspirations along with a list of the designing skills you would like to learn.


Classes are a mix of seam and finishing techniques, pattern drafting techniques using industry tools and constructing your finished garment.  All you need to bring is a pattern, thread, pins, scissors, seam ripper, and fabric.  Muslin is available for purchase in class.


Eliminate the stress of hauling in your sewing machine ~ You can use ours!


$20.00 per hour

To schedule a Design&Sew 1on1 session,

Contact Melissa Lea at 505-803-6966 or [email protected].


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Albuquerque Apparel Center has moved! We are still located in Nob Hill and making preparations to move into a larger, more appropriate space to fit the center's needs.


For now, classes and seminars will be held in various locations throughout Albuquerque as well as other areas throughout New Mexico.  Please refer to the Learning Center section of our website for details and locations of future events.  


For Design&Sew 1on1, Clothing Design Services, or any apparel business related assistance, please contact Melissa Lea at 505-803-6966 or [email protected].


Job Opportunities

We receive numerous phone calls from people seeking sewing contractors, models, supplies, sales reps, and more to assist with their clothing line.


If you or your business offers anything related to the apparel and fashion industry, you might want to consider being a part of NMFashionInfo.com. 


We refer all businesses to the directory.

Have questions? Contact us at [email protected]
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Please help us spread the word by forwarding this email newsletter to New Mexico businesses, residents, and friends.




  Contact Us
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Albuquerque Apparel Center is here for and because of you. We love hearing from you. Please contact us with any comments or suggestions you have.

Contact us by phone: 505.803.6966,
Email us: [email protected].


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