Welcome Note!

Welcome to Martwayne! Yes this site is about fashion - no excuses for that - BUT we will be talking about fashion from a different perspective... as a tool for business success!

Everyone loves to look good and yes, majority of us love fashion! But we all know that fashion goes wayyyyy beyond stitching and there is a lot more to "it" than mere sewing!


"Fashion Beyond Stitches" will discuss how to turn your love for fashion into money-spinners, sharing knowledge, ideas and skills necessary to run successful fashion businesses.

Oh of course this blog will not be complete without our very own T.Williams ranting and raving about her personal challenges as a fashion entrepreneur in the Nigerian Fashion Industry. But don't worry, there are also happy days and all her personal stuff will be filed under the label "T.Williams".

SO enjoy, follow & subscribe to our blog, post your comments, ask questions, offer advice, and spread the link! Cheers!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Register for our Upcoming Fashion Courses: Short Course in Fashion Illustration & Short Course in Jacket-Making & Trousers

Greetings from the fabulous city of Las Vegas!!! :-D :-D :-D  Yes I have been having a BALL since I got here.  I am sure you all had an excellent Easter holiday!  I know I had a FAB one...... and I will tell you all about that in a separate post!

BUT before then... work beckons! 

Register for our Short Course in Jacket-Making & Trousers - Start Date 2 May, 2015 (Weekend Option) & 6 May 2015 (Weekday Option)

Yes this is the 2nd Course we are running in May :-D :-D :-D.  I thoroughly enjoyed running this Course last December and I am looking forward to it again!  Yes I am turning over a new leaf now... thanks to those who alerted me to it - AND giving you enough advance notice of the Course to enable you prepare. 

Register for our Short Course in Fashion Illustration - Start Date 2 May, 2015 (Weekend Option) & 6 May 2015 (Weekday Option)

Yes!  This is just one of our Fashion Courses starting in May.  It was carved out from our recently launched Short Course in Design & Illustration based on requests we have received from people who only want to learn how to sketch.  And yes, when people ask, we do listen and try to figure out how to accommodate their requests.

And here we are launching a fresh course - our Short Course in Fashion Illustration! :-D

Sunday, April 5, 2015

The "Prince of Peace" - The Real Significance of Easter...

"Prince of Peace", The Image of Jesus as painted by Akiane Kramarik; www.akiane.com
Picture from https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/7f/4f/1e/7f4f1ea2a81f3d9b91ab5431e5245682.jpg

Ever since I saw this image of Jesus in the movie, Heaven Is For Real, I have been extremely drawn to it.  I remember my sister telling me about a documentary she watched where the producers were trying to recreate his image based on some assertions and that conversation came back to me when I saw this picture.  

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

It's a New Day... It's a New Dawn... And it's a New Month!!!!!


How apt this picture is right?  And yes... Season's Greetings are in order since Easter's all around the corner.

This is just a quick one to cage the date.  I will be back to complete the post! :-D

Saturday, March 28, 2015

#NigeriaDecides !!! Election Day Through My Eyes... & the Results From My Polling Unit...


YES!  I had a lot of FUN today!  I was on an Official National Assignment and I over-delivered!!!!!  I cast my vote!!!! :-D :-D :-D  

Yes it might seem a bit strange that I am this excited but honestly, I took this voting thing very personal! :-D


The past few weeks have been pretty intense... the battle has been tough and many people have lost friends, colleagues and even their public images due to hateful comments and speeches "on top these elections"...  

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Testimonial Time!!!!!!!!! :-D Check Out What Participants Had to Say About FEC 8, Our First Blackberry Course!

YES YES!!!!!  Preparing for a Course is pretty stressful!  But when the Course is the first you have ever run, goodness, the nerves "no get Part 2" as they say.

But when you get testimonials like these, you realise it was worth all the stress!  I am still reeling from it all!

Honestly, I did wonder if I would be able to utilise all 3 hours I had set aside for the Course.  But alas!  We were only about halfway at 7pm!  The whole Course lasted 5 HOURS!!!!!!!  Even I was shocked!  

People joined from Ilorin, Portharcourt, Ibadan, Abuja and various parts of Lagos.  Amazing right!    And it was very interactive!  It actually felt like a face to face course.  

I won't say too much but will let the conversations speak for themselves...

Monday, March 23, 2015

Celebrating My AMAZING Sister & In Fact All Ladies... Continue to EXCEL!

Screenshot from www.exeter.ac.uk 's homepage

So we had a GREAT Course yesterday!!!  Don't worry, I'll tell you all about it in a separate post!

BUT before then...

I just have to celebrate this AMAZING lady who has achieved so much in SUCH a short time!  Well.... short is pretty relative but vis-a-vis her age, she has achieved A WHOLE LOT!

Friday, March 20, 2015

FEC 8 Reminder!!! Sunday, 22 March on Your Blackberry Phone! Dealing with HORROR Customers in Your Fashion Business!

I am sure you all had a great week!

Just a quick reminder on our FEC 8 happening on Sunday!  I cannot wait to run the Course.  I am pretty excited about it!

If you have registered, watch out for the Group invite and please accept it.

If you have not, trust me, you don't want to miss it.  Details are available here:

See you on Sunday at 4pm sharp - right from the comfort of your homes!


Oh PS:  Don't forget the Design Course happening next week.  I will send also send a reminder!  Please tell everyone!

Muchos gracias!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Wishing ALL LADIES a Happy Mothers Day!


This picture says it all!  And that is why my wishes go to not just mothers but every single lady out there who is a mother or potential mother, regardless of age.

You also need to be celebrated because you do contribute and play a role in people's lives- the same way a mother would.

Have an EXCELLENT Mother's Day!