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Albuquerque Apparel Center Newsletter
April 2013
Our Mission
To foster the growth
of New Mexico's
Fashion, Apparel and Accessory Industry.
In This Issue
Fashion Design Workshops
Job Opportunities
Clothing Design Services
Design&Sew 1on1 comes to Your Home
SFCC May Fashion Show
Santa Fe Fashion Week 2013
Job Opportunities
AAC On The Road
Quick Links


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Summer Fashion Design Classes

Melissa with her students at OMore


Summer Fashion Design Classes start in May!  Various levels of classes are available from learning

to set up, operate, and trouble shoot your sewing machine to creating your own patterns from a basic pattern block.  Choose a one-day class focusing on buttonholes, pockets, zippers, or pattern grading.  Dive in deeper with a detailed class

designing the perfect fit of tops, skirts and pants. 

Learn to create collections from a favorite garment

or for a specific season or occasion, and how to find design inspiration from your surroundings.  Design Costumes for Film and Theatre.  Advanced classes include taking your concept through to completion: sourcing, costing, grading, sample production,

marketing, and more. 


Classes are designed for life stage students from high school to second career or older.  Choose from class locations in Nob Hill, NE Heights, and West Side. 

Final dates and locations are being finalized. 

Not all classes will be held in all 3 locations. 

Requests for classes to be held in certain locations

will be accepted through April 20th. 


For more info and class descriptions, visit our 

Learning Center at ABQ Apparel Center.com. 

Job Opportunities
NMFashionInfo.com only white web AAC sales department is looking for individuals to promote and sell listings for our online directory
.  Nice commissions offered!
Interested applicants please send resume and contact info to: info@abqapparelcenter.com
Add "NMFashionInfo.com Sales" in subject line. 

Clothing Design Services

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Couture Dress, Hat,

and Muff designed

by Melissa Lea.



Custom, Couture, & Costume clothing design services

are provided by
Award Winning

Fashion Designer

and AAC founder,

Melissa Lea.

If you are interested in having a special garment created, please visit: MelissaLea.com.


Design&Sew 1on1:

at Our Studio or YOUR HOME

Classes1 Melissa and student
Melissa Lea and student.


Do you have a favorite garment 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!


Unable to make it to the studio?  Melissa will come to you!  Additional travel expense may apply.


For more information, visit our
SFCC Spring Fashion Show
SFCC Dec2012 Fash Show     
Santa Fe Community College
Come see unique designs from
New Mexico's emerging designers. 
THURSDAY, MAY 16th in the Jemez Rooms of the
Santa Fe Community college. 6401 Richards Ave. Santa Fe, NM 87508. 505.428.1000. 

Doors Open at 5:30PM
Fashion show: 6:00PM-8:00PM
Social time (Talk with Designer and models): 8:00PM-9:00PM


For more information, visit our Facebook page:
 Santa Fe Fashion Week 2013

SFFW 2012Santa Fe Fashion Week 2013 preparations are underway!  If you are interested in participating as a fashion designer, corporate sponsor, having a trunk show or showings at the event, or being a part of other aspects of Santa Fe Fashion Week, please contact one of our Fashion Week Representatives:


Stephen Cuomo: stephen.cuomo@yahoo.com,

Blake Elizabeth Lewis: b.e.lewis89@gmail.com,

Melissa Lea: Melissa@abqapparelcenter.com.

More 2013 information will soon be available at http://www.santafefashionweek.com/.
You can also follow Santa Fe Fashion Week via Facebook: facebook.com/Santa-Fe-Fashion-Week.

Promote Your Business

If your business offers anything related to the apparel and fashion industry, this directory is a MUST for you! NMFashionInfo.com

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

Have questions? Contact us at info@abqapparelcenter.com
 AAC is traveling New Mexico!!!

AAC Logo Dec2011Classes and seminars are being scheduled in Albuquerque as well as other areas throughout New Mexico. 

If you would like us to visit your area for Classes or Seminars please contact AAC at 505-803-6966 or info@AbqApparelCenter.com.

Please refer to the Learning Center section of our website for details and locations of future events.  

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