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by @thenickylevel

Rainbows on a rain delay. Homeward bound from #abqfi #abqfif18 What a great trip, with a great group of people!

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by @dogwooddenim

For the last couple of years I have volunteered my time at the Albuquerque Fashion Incubator that brings together sewers from all sorts of background to make clothes for needy kids in the area. In the Fall we make jackets and in the Spring we make pants. If you ever want to meet like minded people and learn a lot about sewing production, this is the place to be. #abqfi.

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by @circulartextiles

Just returned from an intense week in Albuquerque NM during which a passionate, talented, and tenacious group of Apparel Professionals, Entrepreneurs, and Hardcore Enthusiasts paused their normal lives and came together from distant locales to produce 60 coats from scratch for local children in need. In just a few days! All by hand! And as if that wasn’t enough, they also completed racks of: kids’ cargo pants, womens’ house dresses, cat trap covers, and even more coats, which will all be distributed to charities that serve the local community. •


The Fall 2018 raglan sleeve coats feature durable cotton twill shells in two color ways, fluffy Sherpa fleece linings for extra warmth and comfort, shaped sleeves with spiraled reflective piping for safety, ribbed cuffs and waistbands for extra draft protection, wind-blocking raised collars, sturdy zip closures, front inseam pockets, and even a secret zip pocket integrated into one sleeve (swipe to see it). These coats are built to last and will surely be handed down from child to child. •


I did not directly make any part of the finished products, but I participated in Bundling (sort of like Logistics + Project Management), which involved facilitating the incredible craftsmanship that the spreaders, cutters, soabar-ers, fusers, stitchers, repairers, pressers, inspectors, packagers, managers, subject matter experts, and others whom I’m surely missing, put into this project. So I can attest to the Hard Work that went into making this all happen in just a few days! 💪💪💪 •


Congratulations to the team!!! 🤗👏🤗👏. It was an honor and a privilege to work with you all. •


On a sustainability note, I was able to save some cutting scraps from the landfill. But the layout of the pattern pieces was remarkably efficient thanks in part to StyleCAD. Perhaps not as efficient as a large scale production run, but for 60 coats it was quite impressive. Stay tuned to see what the scraps that I did retrieve will yield! Maybe espadrilles? 🧐☺️ •


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by @lisab399

Every photo shoot produces some memorable outtakes. Please give a hand to @jambo07 and @amy.loomis. Thus concludes our photo tour of ABQFI Manufacturing Bootcamp. I hope you enjoyed the tour! #abqfi

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by @lisab399

We’ve reached the very first bootcamp...Fall 2015! The hood has lovely shaping. Please excuse the slight cropping on some of the photos. This particular shoot was filled with laughter and a few extraneous objects wound up in the frames. After cropping them out, our host Instagram decided to further chop them. Thank you, Insta, for thinking you know best. #abqfi

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by @lisab399

Okay, so I just might have a few too many photos to deal with right now. I just found these flats from Fall 2016 that I missed earlier. #abqfi

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by @lisab399

And the flats for Spring 2016. #abqfi

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by @lisab399

And now we arrive at Spring 2016 and dresses! We were very ambitious and made 3 styles in 3 colorways and 3 sizes. That’s 270 dresses, folks! Needless to say, we didn’t get done in a weekend, but they are all finished now! #abqfi

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by @lisab399

If I’ve kept track correctly, this coat is from Fall 2016. Note the infamous shoulder dart! #abqfi

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by @lisab399

For completeness and because Instagram imposes a 10-photo limit, here are the flats of the navy pants from Spring 2017. #abqfi

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by @lisab399

Here are the Spring 2017 pants. Two colorways with cargo pockets and reinforced knees. Again, these didn’t pass inspection, so they weren’t distributed. #abqfi

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by @lisab399

Oops. I forgot to put up the flats of the Spring 2018 pants. #abqfi

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by @lisab399

I believe this is the coat from Fall 2017. The denim and western yoke are so cute on these little coats! #abqfi

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by @lisab399

Extensive photo shoot today of past and present bootcamp projects. I’ll be posting them as time allows. I believe this is the pant from Spring 2018. Please note that defective product is not distributed, and thus is still at the factory and available for photos. #abqfi

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by @lisab399

More of the black jacket. #abqfi #abqfif18

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by @lisab399

Stylin’ the coat today. #abqfi #abqfif18


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by @aliumadaptive

Practicing production skills at #abqfi


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by @lisab399

Piles and piles of almost finished coats. So close to done! #abqfi #abqfif18

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by @thenickylevel

So much butt. #abqfi #abqfif18


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by @sugardale

I’m back in baby’s arms.
DALE ♥️ JAE
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by @lisab399

Stark difference this morning with nearly completed black jackets! #abqfi #abqfif18

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by @lisab399

Lack of photos today but not a lack of work. I helped finish last year’s coats that needed a little TLC. In the main workroom, the first finished coat came off the line! It was another productive day at bootcamp. #abqfi #abqfif18

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by @patternsandpunkrock

Nothin' like a massage train. #abqfi


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by @myrrhia

When everyone else is at lunch...look at all our WIP #abqfi


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by @lisab399

After all the ribbing was cut, I moved on to the team finishing the pants that were started at the Spring bootcamp. We added bartacks, buttonholes, and tack buttons. Then we inspected, and repairs were made where needed. After final pressing, the pants received a hangtag and were packaged for distribution to NM kids who need a sturdy pair of pants. This team rocked it, and if I knew Instagram better, I’d appropriately tag everybody. First photo shows many of the coat pieces laid out by size and color. #abqfi #abqfif18

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by @sugardale

“Tim! Look up and smile.” 😃
#abqfi #abqfif18


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