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Albuquerque Apparel Center Newsletter
November 2012
Our Mission
To foster the growth
of New Mexico's
Fashion, Apparel and Accessory Industry.
In This Issue
Santa Fe Fashion Week
Get Your Stitch on Route 66!
Clothing Design Services
Design&Sew 1on1
AAC On The Road
Job Opportunities
Quick Links


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Santa Fe Fashion Week
It's Time!!!!
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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: SantaFeFashionWeek.com

Get Your Stitch on Route 66!!
Coming in December...    

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and Get your STITCH on Route 66!!


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].

  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!


$25.00 per hour

To schedule a Design&Sew 1on1 session,

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

  AAC is traveling New Mexico!!!

AAC Logo Dec2011Classes and seminars will be held at 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.  


If you would like us to visit your area for Classes or Seminars 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. 


Submit your membership information online.  Payments submitted securely via Paypal.


We refer all businesses to the directory.

Have questions? Contact us at [email protected]
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