Hi,

Our Pants Workshop Indiegogo fund raising campaign is off and running!!!!  
         http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/cover-our-butts
The cost of Linda Lee's workshop is $250 w/a $150 non-refundable deposit.  
Current contributions have already reduced the cost by $10 per student and 
the first $1200 raised will bring the total down to just the deposit with the 
rest of the monies going to stocking the shelves with exquisite fabrics.  There 
are 12 seats and 8 are filled!

A comment was recently posted on Facebook regarding our fund raising efforts:
   There must be a tailor or seamstress right here in ABQ that can teach this 
   stuff. Perhaps rotating classes... I'm sure people can be found.

Our response:
   Actually, we have been looking for two years and although we have some 
   amazing seamstresses and teachers, none of them stepped forward to teach 
   pants fitting and construction. In fact, one of our local award winning, 
   professional seamstresses has expressed interest in taking this class. 
   Linda Lee has developed superior patterns and teaching methods for the 
   sole purpose of fitting and constructing pants. Her reputation is outstanding 
   and we have had inquiries from out-of-state after seeing our class listed on 
   her calendar. This is truly a worthwhile opportunity and we hope to engage 
   the community for support.

Please encourage friends and family to support our worthy cause and get good
stuff :-).

In addition to the Pants Workshop, Linda is doing a trunk show Friday evening!

     Age is nothing but a number when it comes to looking fabulous. And no 
     one does it better than The Sewing Workshop Pattern Collection. From 
     beautiful fabrics to stunning colors, this showcase of handmade garments 
     will challenge you to rethink how you dress and what you want to sew. 
     The Sewing Workshop is known for its carefree chic combinations of daring 
     fabrics, textures and patterns in layers of drape and shape. Linda will 
     interpret how to read the trends of the moment and fit those concepts into 
     making real clothes for you. You will leave knowing a lot more about fabrics, 
     where to buy the good ones, how to work with them in unique ways and how to 
     blend them into your wardrobe, eventually building a core wardrobe of quiet 
     confidence with the add-ons that have plenty of personality.  

     Cost:  $25, $10 for workshop students
     Date:  Friday, May 3rd
     Time:  6:00pm - 7:30pm
     RSVP required -- please call (505-266-0674) or email (liz@nobhillfabrics.com)
     to save your space.

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NEW ARRIVALS!!!!
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These are just a few of our recent arrivals....

*  Crinkle silk chiffons in deep blueberry and chocolate brown.

*  Floral burnout embroidered cotton in honeydew and white poly/cotton burnout.
   Perfect for spring and summer sewing.

*  More cottons.... including Alexander Henry's Russian Dolls and 
   Rt. 66 prints.

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                             CLASSES
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April 13rd: "Ribbon Embroidery Class", 10:00am - 12:00pm, $25 plus a $3.00 kit fee.

Learn to use silk ribbon to embroider the simple beauty of a dimensional garden. 
The good news is that you can learn it easily even if you can't sew a stitch! 
Perfection plays no part in creating the flowers, leaves and vines in your garden. 
With this class you will learn the five basic stitches used in all embroidery which 
will enable you to create endless designs. You can embellish any item in your 
wardrobe, such as jeans, collars on blouses, blazers and purses. It is also lovely 
on children's clothing as well as household items such as pillows, towels and don't 
forget quilts.
         http://www.nobhillfabrics.com/classes/ribbon_embroidery.html

The class fee includes the 4mm silk embroidery ribbon and practice fabric as well as 
detailed instructions.

Supplies needed for this class:

    A sharp pair of scissors (preferably small – but not necessary)
    5" embroidery plastic or wooden hoop
    Size 22 chenille needle
    Disappearing ink pen (optional)

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Saturday, April 20th, 9:30-12:30.  "Fitting Solutions" 

http://www.nobhillfabrics.com/classes/Fitting_Solutions.html

3-hour session by Leslie Ashcraft cost - $45 class size limited to 6


Are you tired of buying pattern after pattern, searching for "the one" that actually 
fits?  Or, have you stopped sewing for yourself entirely because your garments gap 
open at the center front or hang like muumuus?  This fitting class has been created 
exclusively to help women identify what has changed about their maturing female 
forms and how those changes are reflected in the fit of their garments.  (For this 
session, we will concentrate mainly on the female form from the waist up.)  After 
this class, you will know what has been causing your fitting disasters and what 
pattern alterations are necessary to prevent any more.

Supply list:

Sewing machine, thread, pins, scissors and cloth tape measure.

4 yards of 45" or 60" white muslin fabric, an indelible sharpie marker, a quilter’s 
straightedge and a jacket pattern of your choice.  (Be realistic about your size; 
alterations are easier if you're somewhat close.  Keep in mind that for purposes of 
creating a well-fitting, structured jacket, darting and princess lines are your 
friends!)

NOTE:  If you plan to take the next "Jackets" class, please use Butterick 5687:
        http://butterick.mccall.com/b5687-products-14759.php?page_id=147

With the help of the teacher, you will recognize your figure challenges, alter your 
jacket pattern accordingly and begin preparing a jacket muslin.  

A $25 deposit is required to hold your place.
Please contact Leslie at 505-281-5993 to sign up.

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Carry Wilcox is available for private and semi-private lessons.  Want to learn to 
sew but don't know where to start?  Know the basics but want to take it to the 
next level?  Contact her at carryw@gmail.com to setup a time. $15/hour.

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If you would like to be on the list of available seamstresses and tailors
for hire on our website, please send contact information to 
liz@nobhillfabrics.com with a brief (one-sentence) description of what you 
provide.
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Liz Frank -- Owner
Nob Hill Fabrics
3810 Central SE Ste. B
Albuquerque NM  87108

505.266.0674
liz@nobhillfabrics.com

Open 10am-6pm Tuesday through Friday and 9am-6pm Saturday.
Closed Sunday and Monday.

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