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!

Monday, July 6, 2015

My FIRST Radio Interview!!! :-D :-D :-D

Haha!  Need I say more?! :-D  Join Funmi Bucknor and I today at 6.30pm where we'll be discussing "Dressing for Success" and how to use fashion as a tool for personal and business success!

I am sooooo looking forward to it!  Will be back to give you the gist, if there is any! 

Have a great week!


Thursday, July 2, 2015

Yayeeeee!!!! My First Article on Bella Naija! Amazing Comments and AMEN to all the prayers! :-D


Haha!  I told you I was on a role this July! :-D  I had been putting this off FOR AGES!  Yes I know... I really am bad at procrastinating!  But lately the nudging got so bad that I just decided one night to just go for it!  And I did! :-D

And I already have comments :-D... which are always the best part of writing an article! Just check them out! :-D

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

FAB End to Stream 2 of the Jacket-Making & Trousers Course!

And seeing this is a new month and I am all gingered up to meet my half-year resolutions, I thought I'd give you 2 posts in a day!  Haha... FIRST by cleaning up my backlogs of posts! 

And this was one I had been meaning to post since I completed the class especially since I THOROUGHLY enjoyed running the class.  Yes I know I say that for pretty much all my courses but this one was just a barrel of laughs!  And everyone got on soooooooo well and just enjoyed working together, it made my work so much easier!  :-D

Enjoy the pictures!

Learn How to Develop a Fashion Collection & How to Draw from Scratch this July! Register for our Design & Illustration (starts 14 July) / Fashion Sketching Courses (starts 21 July).

And so we have just hit the 2nd half of 2015!!!  How many people have done their personal half year appraisal and ticked off their list of 2015 resolutions?!  I, for one, have not done so - for obvious reasons.  I know I have achieved some of what I set out to do early on in the year even though I am farer from achieving it all.

BUT all the same, I still have 6 months to go and so do you!  And it's never to late to turn your love for fashion into a viable business!  And our third Course for July is our Design & Illustration & our Fashion Sketching Courses! PLUS I have some pictures to show you from the last class.  :-D

Friday, June 26, 2015

Check Out the Brilliant Work by Corps Members at the NYSC SAED Competition! Can You Guess Which Zone Came 1st?!

Oh I had a GREAT day today!!! I spent half of my day with some "pree-tty" talented Corps Members!  Yup!  I was invited to be a judge... (errr... let me take that again...).... I was invited to be the CHIEF JUDGE [yes thank you :-D] at this edition of the NYSC SAED Lagos Competition.  Actually to be honest, I have been a judge since the maiden edition but I must say, this particular one, which is like the 5th one, was the toughest one to judge!

Okay... before I even go very far, let me tell you quickly what SAED is about for those who have no clue what I'm on about...

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Learn How to Sew From Scratch in our Next Fashion Course Course for Beginners! Start Date: 11 July, 2015!

Hello good people!!!!!!  I am sure you all had a GREAT Father's Day weekend!  I, for one, enjoyed the cool rainy weather and I am starting off this week on a pleasant note!

And here I am about to talk about the next Fashion Course coming up in July! Our Short Fashion Course for Beginners! 

The Beginners Course the first in the series of Courses we offer at Martwayne for complete starters who have no prior knowledge of sewing.  It is also one of my favourite courses because it gives us the perfect opportunity to start designers off on a solid foundation.  Generally people have a certain mindset about fashion, the industry and how it works but with this Course, we are able to clear these mindsets and expose people to even more ways of making money in the Industry... and a whole lot more... AND our students have never been disappointed!

So what does the Course teach?

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Happy Father's Day!!!

Left:  http://www.ahdwallpaperswide.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/happy-fathers-day-cards-from_daughter_.gif
Right:  Dear Daddy & I

Haha!  I just could not resist! :-D  But YES, in the Spirit of the Season, I have decided to wish all dads and "dads-to-be" a "Happy Father's Day"!  

I spent a better part of today reading all sorts of tributes from friends and Facebook contacts to their dads.  Wish many of them (including me) said as much to their dads often enough on a normal day and not just on the 3rd Sunday in June.  

BUT one particular Facebook post from a friend, Sola Kuti, to his dad was just so awesome I just had to post it here!  I tell you, there are a lot of lessons to be learnt from his post.  I wish I could highlight my favourite parts in the post but then again I'll probably end up highlighting the whole post!  But there is ONE particular part trumps the rest as my favourite part.  You read it yourself and see if you can guess which one it is...

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Perfect Your Sewing Skills! Register for Martwayne's Bodices, Shirts & Dress-Making Course - Begins 8 July 2015

Yes yes!  And this is the VERY FIRST of our July 2015 Courses and the VERY FIRST time we are running this Course.  Yes!  This is the launch of this particular course and I think it will be great!  Why?  Because I have received quite a few enquiries from people who want to learn how to make shirts and dresses and from others who want to improve on and perfect their sewing skills.  So we decided to merge these 2 frequent requests we get into one great intensive course! :-D

Great!  So what is this Course about?!

Monday, June 1, 2015

Hello June!!!!!!!


Hello good people!!!!!!  I can-NOT believe we are almost halfway through 2015!  An I also cannot believe it's been ages since I last uploaded a post [insert-covering-my-face-emoticon-in-here :-( ]  Forgive!  Forgive!! FORGIVE!!!  All as a result of procrastination - and yes I must admit - laziness! :-(

BUT!!!!  Here I am again!  Pleased to be here!!!  Grinning that my month started off on a great note!  Did someone ask why?!  Don't worry I'll tell you now!