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


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Summer Fashion Design Classes

Melissa with her students at OMore


Albuquerque Apparel Center School of Fashion Summer Classes at Hip Stitch! 


Thanks to everyone who requested class locations. 

We received an overwhelming response for classes 

to be held in the NE Heights and are excited to

join with Hip Stitch as our official location for

2013 Summer Fashion Design Classes!


Classes start May 20th and are designed for students 

from high school to second career or older. There is still time to signup, but do it fast as they are filling up fast! 


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 sewing class designing the perfect fit of tops, skirts and pants.  Learn to make and manipulate your own patterns.  Design Costumes for Film and Theatre. 
Don't forget undergarments!  Study their history and create a corset or other "undies" of your choice.


For class descriptions, dates, and prices, visit:

Learning Center at ABQ Apparel Center.com

Or call us at 505.803.6966.



We offer 3 easy ways to sign up for classes:


1. Stop by Hip Stitch:  7001 San Antonio, NE. (Northeast corner of Louisiana & San Antonio in the

Vista del Norte shopping center.)

Hours: Tues, Wed., Fri., Sat. 10-5.  Thurs. 10-7.

Monday (open for classes only).  Sunday CLOSED.

Phone:   505-821-2739.


2. Visit Hip Stitch website to Sign up for classes online, via PayPal: HipStitchAbq.com/Classes.


3. Visit Albuquerque Apparel Center website to

Sign up for classes online, via PayPal: 


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:

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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