Yes!!! It’s just over a week into 2018 and most people are just easing into their normal lives. We, at Martwayne, officially started work yesterday and are steadfastly working towards our goals for the year – one of which is to incorporate more online courses this year. We believe it is about time!
BUT this is not about us! This is about YOU! If you have always loved fashion, 2018 is the year to do something about it! Our fashion courses will move you from zero to hero in no time.
We have tweaked our curriculum and are incorporating new learning methods backed by research which we tested last year and I can tell you, it has been great!
SO! If you are a complete beginner or a practising designer who can already sew but want to improve your sewing skills, NOW is the time to turn your love for fashion into a viable business! Wouldn’t it be great to do something new this year?!
Truth be told, we have other courses apart from sewing courses. We have a Creative Course as well to help you build your innate creative abilities and Fashion Entrepreneurship Courses if you are currently struggling with your fashion business.
And best of all we have weekend courses for busy professionals and weekday courses for those with a more flexible schedule.
Classes for the new Stream begin 15 January, 2018 for the weekday option and 20 January, 2018 for the weekend option. You should join us!
Let us work with you on your fashion journey and help you become the Fashion Designer you were destined to be.
Give us a call today on 0818 395 8856, chat us up on WhatsApp 0809 787 6075 or on Instagram @martwayne
Here’s wishing you a GREAT year ahead!
And we were live on Facebook :-D Enjoy the live feed of Martwayne on 98.9 Kiss FM Lagos on 7 July 2017
Yes we were! Actually to be honest, this is the 2nd week we have been live on both Facebook and Instagram. I haven’t posted the one that happened 2 weeks ago. I’ll do that sometime this week.
Why did we decide on live feeds?! Well we realized people may not be able to tune into the show on 98.9 Kiss FM perhaps because of work or the fact that they may be outside Lagos so we brought the show to them through other means! And I kid you not, the response has been great! So soon enough, we will also be live on Youtube once I get the settings right! 😀
SO what did we discuss last week?!
Work from @ms_ellysha, a student in the last stream…
So we were talking about the upcoming course this month at Martwayne – the Design, Fashion Illustration & Computer-Aided Design Course. It is not news that we had some great courses coming up and this one has been one of our most popular Courses.
Last week, we went live again on Facebook showcasing a student’s work as she was defending her project based on the theme “Back to the Future” and what she presented was incredible! The picture above was part of her capsule collection I was blown away! The story behind the designs, the concept, the actual designs all from the theme “Back to the Future” was incredible. And the best part is, she learnt everything FROM SCRATCH! Here is the actual storyboard:
As I have said several times int he past, fashion goes beyond sewing. There is nothing that gives a designer more joy than seeing his/her designs which they developed from scratch on a customer. That really is what makes you a fashion designer and sets you apart from the rest! And that is what this course teaches.
About the Course:
It was developed to build your inner creativity. If you love fashion – which we know you do… and you want to build on that talent, then this Course is for you! It is literally 3 courses in 1 and it is packed full of what will definitely turn you into a pro! We teach FROM SCRATCH so don’t worry if you can’t draw or anything like that. That is what the Course is for!
The 3 parts to the Course are as follows:
Part 1: Concept Development (Developing a Fashion Collection) & Portfolio Presentation
Part 2: Manual Illustration
Part 3: Digital Illustration using CAD
There is a weekend option for busy professionals which starts on the 15th of July (Saturdays only from 10am – 6pm) and a weekday option which starts on the 18th of July, 2017 (Tuesdays & Thursdays from 10am – 2pm).
There are also different variants to the course which you can opt for based on your time, finances and level of skill:
Option 1: Full Course – N80,000
Option 2: Parts 2 & 3 only – N65,000
Option 3: a) Part 2 OR b) Part 3 only – N50,000
Option 4: a) Parts 1 & 2 only OR b) Parts 1 & 3 only – N60,000
Option 5: Part 1 only – N35,000
So if, for example, you draw very well but have difficulty coming up with your own designs and are fed up of copying people’s work, then you can choose Option 4b i.e. Parts 1 & 3 only.
All fees include your training materials and drawing kits where applicable but for the CAD options, you need your tablet.
Duration is 8 weeks for the full course. The other options have their own timetables as well but all fall within the 8 weeks depending on if you are running the weekday or the weekend option.
How to Register:
Registration is easy! Simply pay the fees of your choice by bank or online transfer into Martwayne Limited, 023 710 3843 at any GTBank branch.
If you want to visit us ahead of time or if you have questions, please contact us on:
Tel: 0818 395 8856, WhatsApp: 0809 787 6075; Blackberry: D8E9802C or via email: email@example.com
Trust me when I say you will ENJOY this Course to the hilt!
Remember the Course starts this week so you need to register now! Don’t procrastinate! We need to prepare for you!
Okies…. now for the video. Here is the one of the radio show. If you can’t see the embedded video, simply click on this link. It will take you straight to the page. I’ll embed the one of @ms_ellysha defending her project in another post!
Have a great week everyone! We can’t wait to have you on the Course! 😀 For more in-depth details about it, please click on this link.
This is not a Sewing Course. If you are interested in a Sewing Course, please click on this link.
Join me at 10am tomorrow, 9 June on 98.9 Kiss FM Lagos.
Yes people! Join me tomorrow at 10am on 98.9 Kiss FM Lagos where I will be discussing “Factors to Consider Before You Quit Your Job for Fashion”. If you are currently at crossroads and not sure what to do, you need to tune in! And you can also call into the show to ask questions on 0809 899 8898. Cheers!
Hello May!!! It’s Picture Time!!! Enjoy pictures from our Q1 2017 Fashion Courses: Fashion Illustration, Corsetry, Textile Design & other stuff we’ve been up to at Martwayne! :-D
HELLO Good People!!!!!!! Gosh it has been AGES since I was here! So let me catch up on all the greetings I have missed out on. Happy belated new quarter! Happy belated Good Friday! Happy belated Easter! Happy belated Workers Day! And the latest one… Happy Belated New Month lol! And of course Happy Happy HAPPY belated BIRTHDAY to all my fabulous people out there! I am sure you all had great holidays and even greater birthdays! I know we did at Martwayne! 😀
SO! What we have been up to since my last post (insert-covering-my-face-emoticon-in-here). No excuses really! As I type this, I’m thinking to myself that there has to be some app out there that just types away while I talk right?! There just has to be an easier way to blog…. I really have to explore that option. So yeah! That’s my excuse!
Okies you have missed a lot yes but not to worry! I am here to catch you up in one single post! We will do more of pictures but of course we still have to do a teeny weeny bit of writing for the benefit of those just coming into contact with us for the first time. Besides… let me confess… I just lost about 3 hours of this same blog post which just disappeared so really I am just oh-so-happy with just pictures and tiny writing right now…
SO! What do we start of with?!
YES! First! First!! First!!! We’ll start off with this AMAZING testimonial from one of us at Martwayne. Whoop! Whoop! You know how much we love testimonials! 😀
Yeah… this dress! All I can say is “THIS DRESS”! After all the drama, let’s just say I am glad it turned out great! A one time perfect fit, kudos to another Martwayne student @tolunimz on such a perfect pattern! And I am glad it turned out great! I think @ms_ellysha makes a stunning Maid of Honour don’t you think?! Glad our students see value in what we teach! Can’t wait to see more work from them.
Next up?! My interview with Pretty Woman magazine! Whoop! Whoop! Whoop! 😀
Yes yes! So I had this great interview with Tricia of Pretty Woman magazine on fashion entrepreneurship which you all know is my thing! Oh you should check out @pwmagazine and follow them on Instagram. The articles and pictures they post are really inspiring especially for fashion lovers. So yeah… this article basically centered on advice for fashion designers who are either starting off or currently running one so you should grab a copy at Glendora Bookstore in Ikeja City Mall, Patabah Bookstore in Adeniran Ogunsanya Mall, Surulere. Hang on though… the article came out in March so I guess it’s best to contact them for a copy and get yours delivered. So here I am saying Thank you! Thank you!! Thank you!! @pwmagazine! Really honored to have been considered for this!
NEXT up… Easter Holiday Hang-outs! 😀
Oh yes! This was another fun one! In April, 2 Martwayne students launched their ready-to-wear lines. There’s @chioma.redbutton of @redbutton.com.ng in the middle on the left and Nneamaka of @makayembellishments on the right. Yes yes! Always a proud moment for us. Wishing them both the very best in this new field. I cannot wait to rock my orders! 😀
OKIES! And now for work! 😀
Everyone who’s been on our instagram page @martwayne (you have to follow us if you don’t already do so :-D) can confirm we have been very very busy! In the first quarter, we successfully ran 5 courses! Yes! 5 courses!!! Actually make that 6! We somehow managed to sneak in a Juniors Course in there somewhere lol. Like wow right?! We started off with the Beginners Course and the Bodices & Dressmaking Course. And we also ran our very popular Design, Fashion Illustration & CAD Course. Then we launched 2 brand spanking new courses, the Textile Design Course and the Corsetry Course.
Now confession time…. we were so busy I actually forgot to take a lot of pictures. 🙁 But these were the few I could squeeze in. And by few, they are actually not that few but not as much as I would have hoped!
Let’s start with the Design, Fashion Illustration & CAD Course!
Yes! This is always a trip for me because it is always amazing seeing students who could not draw a thing when hey started churn out full fashion illustrations not only manually but digitally. Don’t believe me?! Ok check out this comment from a participant in this current stream:
See…. she said it. I didn’t! I have always said you can learn anything if you put your mind to it! And put their mind to it, they did! Even when we changed the timing from 12 noon to 10am, they were here on the dot of 10 and by 2pm they were out! And the weekend students were not left out as well. Shame I don’t have pictures yet but gosh they put in the long hours! 10am – 6pm every Saturday! I am literally in awe! Sometimes, catch up classes started at 8.30am and they stuck to it!
The Course is not over yet! They are currently working on their project based on the theme ‘Back to the Future – a link between the past and the future’ and I cannot wait to share those either. That will be in a separate post though. For now… enjoy the pictures…
Okies! Now we move on to a Sewing Course! The Corsetry Course!
So this was carved out of our Bodices & Dressmaking Course Part 3 due to demand. We had experienced bridal wear designers who wanted to learn corsetry without going through the whole course. And that is the beauty of our Courses. You ask, we listen and we make a plan! Most people have time and financial constraints so might not want to run the whole Course while others come in from out of town.
Yet again, we have few pictures ;-( BUT please “manage them” lol as they say… Hope to have more pictures next time!
Don’t you just LOVE a well-built corset?! 😀
Told you we didn’t have much pictures. I don’t have the corsets of the other participants plus this was just the first type of corset. The 2nd task was the corset with a cup. But anyway…. you can tell from the pictures they did a great job. The next one, which is a weekend option, is coming up in June so if you missed this one, watch this space!
Now on to the Textile Design Course! 😀
Oh wow THIS course here was the ISH! If you missed it, you definitely have to register for the next one! I was completely impressed with the participants’ work and there was even an excursion to the local markets to actually discover where to source fabrics from! Really bummed I don’t have much pictures at all! I am so sober! But I can tell you it was a GREAT course! There was beading, hand embroidery, tie and dye, fabric painting (oh that was my favourite) and even a small bag-making module. But like I promised, less writing and more pictures! 🙂
Stunning right?! I know! Not to worry, if you missed this one, we still have another one coming up sometime in August which you can still register for. And the Digital Textile Design as well so watch this space!
Yes yes! Almost done! We still had other things we were up to. I’ll touch on those just a tad bit!
Yes we had a determined young lady in high school who was DETERMINED to learn fashion on Saturdays! Like wow! Her passion is on another level! And boy was I impressed! I thought it would be hectic adding a weekend sewing program to her busy schedule but she is having none of it! This young fashionista is ready to move on to the next stage! I am tempted to move her on to the Beginners Course but I think we’ll just structure something for her which we will also run over the summer holidays as well. We already have the requests coming in! So big thumbs up to you Teni!
Corporate Training for Professionals on “Dressing for Success”
Haha! Yes! This is something I don’t really talk much about but I should! 😀 You all know I am a professional at heart right! Thanks to my background I am able to merge my fashion knowledge with the business community and structure a Course for corporate professionals on how to use fashion as a tool for personal and business success! Now you know why I love what I do right?! It is so versatile I can do so much! And of course this is one we just concluded for KPMG Professional Services. (I know right?!) It was a GREAT session and I thoroughly enjoyed it and I am sure they did as well! I am looking forward to the next one already! Thank you so much KPMG!
And finally…. (phew) and I m OH-SO-HAPPY about this one…
The Launch of our Clothing Factory! YAYE!!!!!!!!!
After running away from this idea for so long, 2 Martwayne students and 1 finally decided to confront this issue plaguing the Nigerian fashion industry for so long – an affordable production unit where fashion designers can outsource their designs to for production in standard sizes! And yes we started it out and I must say, it has been incredible! And we have not even advertised it yet! I won’t give details in this post. This is the content for another post entirely! But yeah…. you can clearly see that we have NOT been idle one bit!
PHEW! That’s about it! I am completely knackered!
I will conclude this post by thanking every single person that has made our year so successful – the instructors you are just amazing, Martwayne staff – you guys are the BOMB, those who refer us every single day – God bless you loads ….. and of course, our VIPs – our clients and participants! You are just AMAZING! Without you, we would not be here! We really owe you a lot! Thank you! Thank you!! Thank you!!!
Watch out for our next few courses coming up! We have amazing ones as well…
– Pattern-Making with Computer Aided Design (Digital Pattern-Making);
– Short Course in Childrenswear
– Short Course in Corsetry (Weekend option)
– Digital Textile Design (this is still tentative)… and of course
– We are still taking registrations for the Beginners as well as Bodices & Dressmaking Course as well.
Details will come up over the next week or so – so watch this space!
And oh… PS. I still haven’t forgotten the podcasts I promised on “Starting a Fashion Business”. I know many are looking forward to it but I have been warned to take things slow and tackle each project one by one. And I am heeding that advice! So I will work on it! My major prayer right now is for some serious help with my weakness for procrastination. I am really working on it.
Okay! Okay! I am GONE now! Like finally! I am now clicking “Publish” FOR REAL now!
Have a great week everyone!!! Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram @martwayne Just click this link! Ciao!
2017 Start Dates for Martwayne’s Fashion Courses
Happy New Year again everyone!!!!!! I’m sure we had a great break! I know I did. BUT like everything else, all great things must somehow come to an end.
We start on the 6th but before then, you can reach us on:
Tel / WhatApp: 0809 787 6075
E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org | email@example.com
Thank you so much! I look forward to meeting you all in just a few days! Enjoy the rest of your holiday!
And welcome to 2017 once again!
What happened to your dream of becoming a fashion designer?
Yes! What happened to that dream?! Year in year out we hear the same old story…. don’t worry in the New Year I will definitely pursue it. Come first January, you get all gingered up! Yes this time I’ll do it! Then half way through the year, the excuses have piled up simply because of the FEAR that is deep within you. This time next year, you will still tell the same story. Aren’t you exhausted already?! Imagine what will happens 10 years down the line when you are filled with regret?!
I remember when I was planning to resign to go to fashion school. Everyone supported me but a few said:
“why not wait to get married first?”
“why not wait to complete ICAN?”
“why not add more to your work experience?”
You know what went through my mind?! As they were telling me those things, I had my own answers ready for them.
“what if I stay and I still don’t get married in 3 years?”
“what if they keep changing the syllabus and the time it takes to complete it gets longer?”
“well… I can always find work when I’m there or even when I’m back”
The truth is there will never be a right time to get things done. You just have to take the bull by the horn. I know my sister was worried things would have changed in 3 years. 3 years sounded sooooo long to her to leave and return to expect things to remain the way they were.
But guess what?! I have gone and come back – it’s all done and dusted now! In fact fashion school is now but a memory after all I left in 2009! Almost 7 years ago now! And all the “why not”s now seem so irrelevant now.
– I am now married;
– Ok granted I didn’t finish ICAN but what the heck! I can always pay an accountant to get the job done for me; and if I even really feel like doing it, I can start again or even choose to do ACCA now but like my sister told me, what do you need it for?!
– Please the experience I have in running a business is on another level! Gosh who would ever have thought right?!
So really those stories will remain stories till you do something about it! And with the way the economy is going with people getting laid off… you really don’t want to wake up tomorrow to get a termination letter or SMS with no Plan B – especially if you have a family to feed! It is time to plan ahead while the going is good!
And that is why NOW is as good a time as any to stop procrastination in its tracks!