Great Tips For Dealing With Nigerian Tailors/Seamstress

I am sure we have all experienced many challenges when dealing with Nigerian tailors/seamstress. So here are some tips to make the journey less stressful.
When choosing fabric we always seem to assume the fashion designer readily have all the key tools to match your fabric. To make the job easier, especially when a next day request is made. Buying the list below in addition would totally help speedup the process.
1) Lining.
2) Two open and close zippers 
– A zip for a top is long but never as long as a dress zipper. 
– A Skirt/trouser require a much shorter zipper than tops and dresses do.
3) 6 yards of bias 
4) Buttons if needed (Bare in mind the size of the button to fit your style of choice)
5) Thread 
6) Hock and eye
Ensure each item from the list above correlates with the colour code of your fabric.
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– Stay fabulous!  

Are Fashion Designers always right?

I have been studying the craft of sewing for 2 years now and  worked with a number of clients over the last few months to develop some bespoke pieces. If I had to rate myself, I’d say I was pretty good at what I do, its my passion, my first love, what I am dedicated to being the best at …  but still I find my prospective clients still doubt my ability to do a good job for them at first.


… I guess its natural for people to show little faith in letting go of control of the clothing design and creation process and trust me to achieve the right look for their body type at first…  I am proud to say a majority of my customers who let me drive are happy with their first fittings… and the others we typically make happy by the second fitting. For my VPC(Very Particular Customers), the process takes longer… why? because I let them drive at first … when that fails I take over and we get there.


There are two things to consider when creating pieces for a customer… What they want? And what will actually look good on them?

A good Fashion designer is here to bring you back down to reality, to help you sew the perfect piece for your body type and to get as close to the style of your desire. 


The level of quality is in your hands, whether it is a workshop charging N7k for a gown or a workshop charging N20k for a gown. 

We can almost tell what the outcome will be by the prices.

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