Pictures at Apparel Manufacturing Boot Camp

The coat manufacturing boot camp, benefiting needy children of New Mexico ended on Monday. There remains work to be done on the jackets -such as top stitching (call me if you want to learn how to do it, we could use the help!) but we’re still on deadline. The delivery deadline is October 1, 2015 (yay me for building that into the timeline). We still don’t have a final coat tally (after final inspection) but we’ve got about 130 coats which is 33% higher than we promised. The charities will each get 10 more coats than they’d anticipated. Always under promise and over deliver. I’ll tell you more about it later but for now, some photos!

Tanner Ennis from Calgary Canada. He was our best sewing line supervisor.

Tanner Ennis from Calgary Canada. He was our best sewing line supervisor.

Brenna Lane of Detroit Denim, cutting fabric with the knife.

Brenna Lane of Detroit Denim, cutting fabric with the knife.

Mindy Lechman from Apparel Arts in San Francisco, QC extraordinaire.

Mindy Lechman from Apparel Arts in San Francisco, QC extraordinaire.

Tanner Peterson from Centerville MO, operating the welt pocket machine.

Tanner Peterson from Centerville MO, operating the welt pocket machine.

Stephanie Ku, Houston TX, bagging jackets.

Stephanie Ku, Houston TX, bagging jackets.

Suzanne Galbraith, GoodMama, Utah, one of our best stitchers.

Suzanne Galbraith, GoodMama, Utah, one of our best stitchers.

Victoria Huyge, Austin TX, production stitcher and QC trainer.

Victoria Huyge, Austin TX, stitcher and QC trainer.

Joycelyn Burdett, QC Queen and college professor from Buffalo NY

Joycelyn Burdett, QC Queen and college professor from Buffalo NY

There are more photos but last but not least, a group photo!

And suckers for punishment that we are, we’ve decided to host this event twice a year! We’re starting to plan one for next Spring. Stay tuned.

14 Replies to “Pictures at Apparel Manufacturing Boot Camp”

  1. Fantastic!! Great job you guys!!!!

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  2. […] of the event we hosted last weekend very soon, maybe even tomorrow but for now, you can see photos of the event on the Albuquerque Fashion Incubator […]

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  3. Would love some info on the boot camp coming up next.

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  4. Congratulations to all of you!!!

    Nancy L. Adamson Int.

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  5. Great photos! Everyone looks so happy. Congratulations on such a huge success, and how nice that it’s only the beginning. 🙂

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  6. You guys are awesome. Attending a session is on my bucket list!

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  7. Congrats to all who participated! And thanks from the NM children who will benefit!

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  8. Congratulations! Wish I could have been there!

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  9. So envious, envious, envious!!!

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  10. Would so love to have joined you, but couldn’t take off the beginning of school. Hoping to join you another time! Wonderful work!

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  11. What an excellent event! (Apologies, but I came in in the middle of this conversation, and I am assuming that attendance was open only to experienced sewers and apparel workers) I would love it if you would make it open to a select few fashion program students so they can learn first hand how sewing production is done. (Logistically speaking, I am thinking that scholarships could be set up by the schools to pay for airfare and lodging). If this seems good and appropriate, I’d like to forward this to my Alma Mater for just such an undertaking.

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    1. Apparel manufacturing boot camp is open to anyone brave enough to sign up. We had a range of skills among registrants, many (most?) had never used an industrial sewing machine. We also had 3 students from Apparel Arts in California.

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  12. I would love some information on the next boot camp.

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  13. Congratulations on completing the first Boot Camp, Kathleen and all who participated! I live here in Albuquerque and tho I was unable to participate in this first one, I am up for helping out in any future camps.

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