Learn How to Sew Corsets @ Martwayne.  Register for our new Short Course in Corsetry. Perfect for bridal wear designers!

Learn How to Sew Corsets @ Martwayne. Register for our new Short Course in Corsetry. Perfect for bridal wear designers!

And this is the last of our newest courses [at least for now :-D] and this was strictly based on demand. ¬†We had been getting requests for this and after a lady placed yet another request for this early this year, I thought to myself – sure why not?! ¬†And here it is – our Short Course in Corsetry! ūüėÄ

Oh how I love corsets!  The structure, the fit Рpretty much everything about it!  A well built corset is just amazing and of all the things I learnt in fashion school, this was no doubt one of my favorites!

SO just a quick one to tell you all about the Course even though the flyer pretty much has all the details…

So this is an advanced sewing course for anyone who really wants to focus on bridal wear. Though truth be told, corsetry is not only used for wedding gowns.  They can even be worn casually as waist corsets and can be made from any fabric.  I know I made one for myself from denim and I wear them with jeans over a top or shirt.  SO it can be as versatile as you want it to be.
NOTE that you must be able to sew to attend this Course and you must be quite experienced in dressmaking as we will only focus on the corsets.  
If you are a beginner, you would have to register for our Beginners Course.  Click here for more details.
What Will You Learn?
Corsets! ūüėÄ
You will learn how to take accurate body measurements, how to create the pattern, and of course, how to build a corset from scratch! ¬†Oh… and we’ll even throw in lace moulding as well. ¬†Trust me, you will LOVE the Course!
The Course begins on 7 March, 2017 and will last for 6 weeks. ¬†Classes will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12 noon to 4pm. ¬†More than enough time for us to leave before the rush hour traffic begins. ūüôā
Course Fees & Registration Details:
N50,000 only.  The fees includes your training materials and toolkit. 
To register, simply pay the fees by cash or online transfer into the following account to secure a seat on the Course: 
“Martwayne Limited”, 023 710 3843 at any GTBank branch¬†
Please contact us when the transfer has been done so we can get your materials ready before the day.
Classes take place at our Training Center in Surulere, about 2 minutes from the National Stadium, off Alhaji Masha Road.
Please feel free to visit us before you register.  
For more details, please contact us on:


Telephone (Office Hours):  + 234 818 395 8856   |  + 234 903 498 5877 
WhatsApp: +234 809 787 6075  |  Blackberry Pin: D60D886F


E-Mail:   info@martwayne.com  |  twilliams@martwayne.com

That’s it! ¬†Short and to the point!
Okies! ¬†Do let us know if you have questions. ¬†Don’t forget to add us up on social media:
Instagram: @martwayne
Facebook | Twitter | Youtube | Google +: @martwaynedotcom
We look forward to you joining us on the 7th at 12 noon prompt!
Learn Textile Design (Manual & Digital using CAD) @ Martwayne in our brand spanking new Short Course in  Textile Design.

Learn Textile Design (Manual & Digital using CAD) @ Martwayne in our brand spanking new Short Course in Textile Design.

Yes!  Our 2nd Creative Course this February!  And I am sooooo excited about it and truth be told, We have been planning this for A WHILE!  This will definitely set you apart from every other designer!  It doesn’t get much better than this right?!  We all know what the constraints in our local market is in terms of fabrics and prints so why get stuck using the limited fabrics in the local market when you can simply create your own prints!  And I tell you, this is a RICH curriculum, it would be really really sad if you let this opportunity pass you by!  

I remember a while back a student was getting ready for an exhibition and had a particular fabric in mind but could not find the print she wanted to go with her concept.  So we hooked her up with someone who helped her create the exact prints she wanted – PLUS if she had any left over, she could easily have sold it at the same exhibition killing 2 birds with one stone!  Imagine creating your own prints and being able to use it for your collection and better still, sell what is left over!  That is a pretty cool way of making extra income!  And that is why I LOVE the fashion industry!  There are so many ways to establish new careers and set yourself apart from the rest!  And that this what this Course is about! ūüėÄ

What will you learn?!

Well… the flyer says it all but I can tell you the curriculum is even more packed!  

You will learn about fabrics, how to identify them, how the local fabric market affects you as a designer, what they are used for, how to differentiate between different kinds of fibers and textiles and its suitability for your designs, fabric swatch books, embroidery, beading weaving, appliqu√©, fabric painting, stencilling, etc and this is just a snapshot of what you will learn.  Those who really want to go into detail can include the Digital Textile design class and I tell you, that is really the ISH!

Duration & Course Fees:

Well to make it really easy for people, we decided to split the Course into 2 parts:

Part 1: Manual Textile Design
Part 2:  Digital Textile Design

Part 1 will last 6 weeks and classes are on Tuesdays and Thursday from 10am – 1pm.  The fees are N80,000 and this includes a standard toolkit you will use for the Course.  

Part 2 is an additional 3 weeks after the Manual Class has been completed for those who want to go into digital textile design.  The fees are an additional N50,000 for those who choose to do both.  Classes are also on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 1pm and will commence after the manual design class.

We also now have a weekend option available for busy professionals.  The full course will last 9 weeks; Saturdays only from 10am – 4pm with 2 sessions a day!  We will keep you posted on the start date for this option.

Please note that you will need your tab for this portion of the Course. If you do not have one, you can order a digital tablet from us which you will connect to a laptop. You can budget an additional N30,000 – N35,000 for the digital tablet as we will only know the costs at the point of order.

If you use a Windows 10, please let us know before you register.

Classes begin on 28 February 2017.

How to Register:

Very easy!  Simply pay the Course Fees by cash or bank transfer into the following account to secure your seat on the Course:

“Martwayne Limited”, 023 710 3843 at any GTBank branch 

Please contact us when the transfer has been done so we can get your materials ready before the day.  Our contact details are:

Telephone (Office Hours):  + 234 818 395 8856   |  + 234 903 498 5877 

WhatsApp: +234 809 787 6075  |  Blackberry Pin: D60D886F

E-Mail:   info@martwayne.com  |  twilliams@martwayne.com

If you want to visit us ahead of time to be sure we are genuine, please contact us as well.  We would love to have you over.  

Great!  Don’t forget to follow us on social media at the following handles:

– Instagram: @martwayne
– Twitter / Facebook / YouTube / Google + : @martwaynedotcom 

We look forward to you joining us!
Learn Fashion Design, Fashion Illustration & Computer-Aided Design this February @ Martwayne and take your love for fashion to the next level!

Learn Fashion Design, Fashion Illustration & Computer-Aided Design this February @ Martwayne and take your love for fashion to the next level!

This month, we are teaching the CREATIVE side of fashion and our first and really popular course is the Design, Fashion Illustration with Computer-Aided Design Course.  This Course is perfect for you if you love fashion and want to explore your inner creativity.
Р Have you always wondered how people come up with the most amazing designs?
Р Do you have all these awesome ideas but just cannot seem to put them on paper?  
– Maybe you are tired of copying people’s designs and want to come up with yours so people can patronize your¬†work. ¬†
OR worse…
– Your tailors keep wrecking your ideas because no matter how much you “explain” it to them, they just cannot seem to get it?!
Р You keep getting cut out of the final shortlist of candidates in that fashion competition because your fashion sketches were not up to par.
If you fall into any of these categories (and trust me, the list is even longer than this), then this Course is for you!  This Course focuses on the real ART of fashion design!  Yes!  This is where the work really is!
So if you are on the verge of entering for competitions, applying to fashion schools, starting your fashion business and/or meeting with customers OR you have questions like:
Р I am not creative, can I start a fashion business? 
Р I applied to a fashion school but I was asked to submit a portfolio, what is that?!
Р Why do my tailors keep spoiling my work?
Р How do people come up with all these amazing designs?
FRET NOT!  You are in the right place!  And the best part is, we teach FROM SCRATCH!  So whether you are a complete beginner OR you are a good illustrator but wish to enhance your skills, this Course is for you!
Goodness! ¬†Wouldn’t you love to learn how to draw like this?!
I often tell people that if customers give you a magazine to copy, then I doubt they consider you a designer at all.  And that is where a lot of designers I chat to have found themselves.  And this is simply because, without a portfolio, you cannot get your customers to choose from your designs.  It is just that simple! 
To really succeed as a fashion designer or start a clothing line, you need to learn how to sketch, how to develop portfolios, how to develop collections and how to defend them! ¬†Operating as a designer definitely earns you more respect from your customers and also get them to choose from your designs. ¬†And this Course is here to teach you just that! ¬†ūüėÄ
So What Will You Learn?
The Course in in 3 parts!  Yes!  One Course, 3 different parts!
Part 1: Design, Concept Development & Portfolio Presentation
Here you will learn the following:
Р how to develop your designs from an idea or a concept;
Р the design and production process;
Р how to choose colors and fabrics;
Р how to create technical drawings which you will use to communicate your ideas to your tailor to minimize errors;
Р how to develop the documentation required in a design project;
Р how to create moodboards, concept boards and storyboards; and  
Р how to develop and defend your fashion collection.
Part 2: Manual Illustration
Р Drawing the Fashion Figure;
Р Body & Spinal Movements;
Р Facial Features & Hair;
Р Clothing the Fashion Figure.
Part 3:  Digital Illustration with Computer-Aided Design
This is the portion where you learn how to perform the magic on your designs using CAD – turning your manual illustrations from drab to fab!
And you know what the best part is?!  You can choose to do all 3 parts (which is of course what I would advise) OR decide which of the parts you want to learn based on your level of experience, your finances or your time.
So say, for example, you already know how to sketch beautifully but all you want to learn is how to use CAD to add that extra oomph to your designs, you can just register for Part 3!  Yes!  It is really that simple!  Why pay to learn what you already know right?!
SO what are the benefits of the Course you ask?!
You are actually on your way to starting a new career in fashion illustration,  establishing yourself as a fashion illustrator who designers can patronize!  Easy!  So really, you will make your money back easy!
So the Course goes beyond just you learning how to draw!  It helps you know who you really are as a fashion designer and if you love fashion sketching, then you can easily establish yourself as one!  PLUS you also learn the value of learning from constructive criticism.  Trust me the Course is the ISH!
Course Fees & Duration:
The Course begins on 28th of February & 4th of March, 2017.  
We have a weekday and a weekend schedule.  So yes!  If you have a full-time job or you live outside Lagos, you can still register for this Course which will happen on Saturdays only (2 sessions a day for 8 weeks from 10am to 6pm).
Weekday students who have a more flexible schedule can attend classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays for 8 weeks from 12 noon to 4pm.
Here is the breakdown of the fees based on whichever option you choose to register for!  Please note that most options include your training materials (except otherwise stated) but exclude your tablet if you are running the CAD option.  
Option 1:  The Full Course (Parts 1-3)
This lasts 8 weeks for both the weekday and the weekend schedules and the fees are N80,000 only! 
BUT you will need a tablet for the Course.  If you have your tab like an iPad or a Samsung, then that is great!  Just come with it.  As long as you can download the software, you are good to go!
BUT if you do not have a tab, then you can order a graphic tablet from us which you need to connect to your laptop.   You should budget about N30,000-N35,000 for the tablet but the actual fees will depend on the cost at that point and the exchange rate.  But it should not exceed this amount!  If you use a Windows 10 laptop, please contact us before you register!
Option 2:  Part 1 Only 
The fees are N35,000 and it lasts 2 sessions.
For weekday students, this is one week, for weekend students, this is 2 weeks (one session per day). 
Option 3: Fashion Illustration with CAD (Parts 2 and 3). 
The fees are N65,000.  
You will need your tablet or you can buy one. 
The duration is 6 weeks for the weekday option and 8 weeks for the weekend option.  
The times vary and your Course Calendar will have the details. 
Option 4:  Fashion Illustration Only OR CAD Only (Part 2 OR Part 3 Only) 
Either option costs N50,000 only. 
If you are running the Fashion Illustration Option only, you will have to pay an additional fee for your drawing kit and if you are running the CAD option only, you will need your tablet or buy a digital tablet from us. 
Duration is 3 weeks for the weekday schedule and 6/7 weeks (1 session per day) for the weekend schedule depending on the Course.  
Your course calendar will list the details.
Option 5:  Design & Fashion Illustration OR CAD Only (Parts 1 & 2 OR Parts 1 & 3 only) 
Either option costs N60,000 only. 
Weekday schedule: 4 weeks, 2 days a week
Weekend schedule: 6/7 weeks depending on the option.  This will be confirmed on your Course timetable.
How to Register:
Registration is easy!  
Simply pay the fees into our bank account by cash or online transfer:
“Martwayne Limited”, 023 710 3843 at any GTBank branch
Please contact us when the transfer has been done so we can get your materials ready before the day.
Once you are done, please contact us through any of the following means to confirm your payment and get the venue details:
Telephone (Office Hours):  + 234 818 395 8856   |  + 234 903 498 5877 
WhatsApp: +234 809 787 6075  |  Blackberry Pin: D60D886F
E-Mail:   info@martwayne.com  |  twilliams@martwayne.com
Join us on the day at the scheduled time prompt!  We always start early so please be here early!
All classes take place at our Training Center in Surulere – Lagos – about 2 minutes from the National Stadium before you get to Alhaji Masha Roundabout.
You are welcome to visit us to be sure we are genuine but not to worry, we really are! ¬†BUT if you want to come over, do contact us so we can make a plan! ¬†ūüėÄ
If you have any question whatsoever, do contact us as well.  
Our contact details again are as follows:
Office Hours:
Mondays – Fridays: 9am – 5pm
Saturdays: 12 noon – 5pm
Sundays & Public Holidays: Closed


Telephone (Office Hours):  + 234 818 395 8856   |  + 234 903 498 5877 
WhatsApp: +234 809 787 6075  |  Blackberry Pin: D60D886F


E-Mail:   info@martwayne.com  |  twilliams@martwayne.com
Don’t forget to follow us on Social Media at the¬†following handles:
– Instagram: @martwayne
– Twitter / Facebook / YouTube / Google + : @martwaynedotcom
Great! ¬†That’s it! ¬†Thank you so much! ¬†We can’t wait to have you on the Course!¬†
Be Creative this Month @ Martwayne! Learn Textile Design, Corsetry, Fashion Design, Fashion Illustration & Computer Aided Design coming up this month!

Be Creative this Month @ Martwayne! Learn Textile Design, Corsetry, Fashion Design, Fashion Illustration & Computer Aided Design coming up this month!

Yes yes! ¬†February is always a FAB month indeed! ¬†Valentine’s day, my birthday ūüėÄ and of course the birth of new courses @ Martwayne!¬† After spending the whole of January planning and planning, I can safely say we are good to go on the following courses coming up:
Design, Fashion Illustration & Computer Aided Design 
Yes we finally have a date! ūüėÄ ¬†28th February & 4 March, 2017 and we have weekday and weekend options available. ¬†
The Fashion Illustration portion of this starts on 7 March 2017 for the weekday option.
Short Course in Textile Design
Our brand spanking new course which teaches BOTH manual and digital textile design techniques!  Oh you really want to be a part of this one, trust me!  It comes up on the 7th (weekday) & 11th (weekend option) of March 2017.
Short Course in Corsetry
 Bridalwear & Eveningwear designers, this is one treat for you!  We are teaching proper corsetry this month!  You will be mighty pleased! It comes up on the 7 March, 2017  and only the weekday option is available for now.:-D
The great thing about these Courses is you can register for more than one! So if you are interested in Textile Design & Fashion Illustration with CAD for example, you can register for the Textile Design on weekdays and the Fashion Illustration on weekends. ¬†OR you can register for any of our Sewing Courses and still combine it with any of these courses since they happen on different days. ¬†It is that simple! ¬†ūüėÄ
Do you need a job?!  Then grab this opportunity to start a career in clothing manufacturing / the fashion industry!

Do you need a job?! Then grab this opportunity to start a career in clothing manufacturing / the fashion industry!

Hello good people!!! It has been a VERY BUSY start to the year!!!  Yes we started off our Beginners Course on Monday for the weekday option.  The weekend option starts on Saturday at 2pm.  The Bodices & Dressmaking Course kicked off today, though more people will be joining us next week so you can still register.  And we are working on one or two more Courses coming up for which I have received a request.  So yes it has been busy!

BUT this is a project I have been on for years now (since 2012 to be precise) though I never actually publicized it since I wanted to kind of test the concept first before going into it full time.  We have been all over trying to search for machinists to place with fashion designers.  I’m sure some of you may have heard me say a few times about going into the middle of Lagos Island to find people who could sew but did not have jobs so we could get them jobs with fashion designers.  And over the months, we have placed tailors who have reached out to us with designers who needed them.  

Has it been a breeze?!  Of course not!  After testing them in-house, there were a lot of issues BOTH with the designers and the machinists themselves.  I’m sure you must have remembered my posts “A Passionate Plea to Fashion Designers” Part 1 & Part 2 .  You can click on the links to read them and gosh it has NOT been easy!

Yes we have faced a lot of issues and we realized we needed to change our strategy if we really want this to work.


So we know there are many people out there who need jobs – especially the underserved in the society.  Those with little or no education who deserve a break in life.  This really goes out to them because we want to give them an opportunity to earn an income to take care of themselves and their families.  I know chances are many of them probably won’t see this post but I am guessing you may know one or two people who fit this bill and who you can vouch for to a certain extent.  These are the people we need.  We are hoping to make an impact and reduce the unemployment level around here – what you would call social entrepreneurship.

Here is what I posted on our Instagram Page.  The flyer pretty much says everything but I’ll just add the instagram post as well just in case.

Calling out to NGOs who have wards and the underserved in the community who need to earn a living to take care of themselves and their families. 

This is a project we’ve been working on in order to bridge the gap and help the unemployed earn an income. If you know anyone who fits the criteria in the flyer, please get them to contact us!

Please note that this initiative is targeted at those who want TO WORK in clothing production and EARN AN INCOME not start a fashion business. So if you know anyone willing to become a machinist, commonly called “joiner”, please get them to contact us.

Requirements?! Willing to learn and hardworking, CANNOT sew (this is vital), must be able to read and speak basic English (so anyone with a secondary school education is welcome to apply), must be honest and dependable, must have a guarantor and MUST be between the ages of 18 and 30. 

There will be interviews, tests and exams and only those who pass will move on to the job recruitment stage. Please contact us on the numbers in the flyers if you know anyone who fits the bill. 

Many thanks!

#martwayne #powerthroughfashion #socialentrepreneurship #clothing #manufacturing #factory #fashion #entrepreneur #buildingcommunities #poverty #unemployment #earnaliving #getajob #savealife #givehope #getemployed #training #tag #tagsomeone #tagsforlikes “

Yes this is it!  We want to train them from scratch so they can work on production lines and with fashion designers.  If you know anyone who knows anyone who knows anyone, please refer them to us.  I am sure everyone will be really happy our young ones are fully engaged so they don’t get into the wrong hands.

I say this again – this is NOT for you if you want to become a fashion designer.  This is for those who want to work for fashion designers.  We are searching for complete novices.  BUT if you can sew, you can also contact us if you are searching for a job and we can place you with a designer.  Just contact us through any of the means below:

Tel: 0814 708 0041 |  WhatsApp: 0809 787 6075 ; 0809 079 8909 

E-Mail: dcnetwork@martwayne.com | virgomandy308@yahoo.com

Thank you so much as you lend a helping hand and God bless you for your efforts (no emotional blackmail intended whatsoever).

Please feel free to forward, repost, share, tag and spread this flyer far and wide across your social media platforms.

Muchos gracias!  
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