Martwayne | Power Through Fashion

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Our Textile Design Course NOW has a weekend option! :-D


Yes yes!  Based on popular demand, we now have a weekend option available for busy professionals. It will start either on the 11th of March, 2017 with 2 sessions a day!  Will keep you posted! :-D

Friday, February 17, 2017

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! :-D


Oh how I love corsets!  The structure, the fit - pretty 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...



Thursday, February 16, 2017

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!  

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

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.

-  Have you always wondered how people come up with the most amazing designs?

OR

-  Do you have all these awesome ideas but just cannot seem to put them on paper?  

OR 

- 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?!

OR

-  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!

Sunday, February 5, 2017

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!  It marks 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! :-D  28th February & 4 March, 2017 and we have weekday and weekend options available.  


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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 2016.


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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 (click here for details) and still combine it with any of these courses since they happen on different days.  It is that simple!  :-D

Thursday, January 19, 2017

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.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

2017 Start Dates for Martwayne's Fashion Courses


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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. So the holidays are now over and we are all back at work! :-( :-( :-(  

Well actually no not really... We, at Martwayne, are still on break :-D BUT not for long!  But we'll soon be back in no time!  Work fully begins in-house on Friday the 6th!

Here are the start dates for our fashion courses:

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Why a New Year is always a big deal + Happy New Year!!!!! Welcome to 2017!

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YES!!!!!  We made it!!!  Happy New Year People!!!!!!  The much anticipated New Year is finally here!!! :-D  2016 was hectic!  3 sisters got married, my mum and dad both hit milestone ages and of course you know what that means and my sister had a baby!  Add that to the many trips we had to make + it was a pretty exhausting year! I was one of those looking forward to a new one so I could start kick off my new projects.

Oh... I had amazing fun at the crossover service last night.  Ron Kenoly was in the house!!!!!!!!  Yaye!!!  AND he came specially for me because he played MY FAVOURITE songs of all time, I was mighty pleased!  I danced so hard my husband had to remind me I was not in a club!  Those dance moves I did not know I even had just came out of me!  Yah I had a great time!

And the minute the countdown ended and everyone yelled Happy New Year, the first thing that came to my mind was "Wow!  I will be a year older in a few Sundays from now" (yeah... my birthday always falls on the same day as the previous Christmas and New Year's Day) and that thought hit me with mixed feelings.  And suddenly it clicked!  Now I know why a new year is always a big deal!

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

What a FABULOUS Testimonial to wrap up the Year! :-D


Need I say more?!  I'll just leave this right here!  Much love to you too Debbie!  

Debbie made these amazing dresses for Lola's (another Martwayne student's) bridal train and also helped Lola with her reception dress.  

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas everyone!!!!

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Sorry I joined the party late but better late than never! :-D

Wishing you all the love, peace and joy that comes with the Season today and always...

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Friday, December 23, 2016

5 Tips to Prepare for & Live Your Dreams in 2017! #2017loading & PS. Martwayne is Officially Closed for the Year!!!

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YES WE ARE!!!!  Well actually to be honest we've been closed since Saturday the 17th but I still stayed back to do one or two things - PLANNING for the New Year!  :-D  And you do know that planning actually begins before 2017 hits not on the 1st.  I see that happen too often where everything shuts down and people wait till January 1st - like January 1st comes with some major changes or something.  But guess what I discovered over the years...

a.  The sun will still rise - the same way it rose all through the year;
b.  The sun will still set - the same way it set all through the year; and
c.  You will still be YOU!

Not a brand new You like you have always promised yourself you will become once the clock strikes 12 on the 1st of each year.  Not a different you!  Still the same fabulous YOU!  SO why must you wait till the 1st to live your dreams or do what you've always wanted to do?!  As my favorite quote goes...  

"You are the You that Makes You the You that You are!" 

Besides many people seem to have forgotten that 2017 is just next week!  So why waste another minute hoping to change this in the New Year when you can start NOW.  AND guess what?!  You still have (what today is 23rd right?!) 8 WHOLE DAYS to make things work before the New Year hits!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Get set for 2017! Register for our last Stream of Martwayne's Fashion Design / Sewing Classes for 2016! Start Dates 14 & 19 November 2016.


Yes!  We are pretty much counting down to the end of 2016!  I bet those notepads are coming out for the new list of 2017 resolution and if the previous years are anything to go by, finally following your "passion for fashion" is top on the list!

We know this at Martwayne which is why, despite the fact that many companies are pretty much winding down for the year, we are GEARING UP for our final sewing classes for 2016!  Just in time   help you make that important move in January 2017!

We have our Beginners Course & our Bodices & Dressmaking Courses starting 14 November 2016! 

Friday, November 4, 2016

2016 is almost over! Isn't it time to start that Clothing Line or Fashion Business?!


Good question!  I bet you have attended lots and lots for fashion seminars and conferences this year!  You have met so many people who have told you their stories.  I, for one, have chatted with so many people since Fashion Talk 2, who are just ready to go!  Some have even placed orders for samples with one of the speakers which is great!  We like action not just words!

So now that we got the ball rolling, how do we keep the momentum?!  And for those who haven't, how do we start? 2017 is upon us so the planning starts NOW!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Hello November... Have you picked up your Fashion Talk 2 DVDs?

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Yes it is November!  Just 2 months to the end of 2016! (yes that's me stating the obvious right? lol) BUT yes we are almost at the time when people begin the all-too familiar routine of reflecting on the year and writing resolutions for new one coming up.  Most plan to start their Resolutions on the 1st but you see, that too often ends up being a recipe for disaster!

Why?!  Because January 1st is not actually the time to start planning.  January 1st is when you act on that resolution!  

Sunday, October 2, 2016

YES! NOW for what happened at Fashion Talk 2! Did I tell you it was AWESOME???!!! It was TRES FAB!

YES IT WAS!!!  Oh my goodness! 


The pictures! 


Our sold-out seats!  

The fah-bu-lous speakers! 

:-D.... of course I have to add myself somewhere in there even though I did the least talking...lol


 The FOOD! 

 And best of all THE FEEDBACK!!!

  Awesome!  Awesome!! AWESOME!!!

Ok... now that you've seen the end... let's start at the very beginning! :-D


Thursday, September 8, 2016

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Start a Clothing Line! Register for Fashion Talk 2! We have just 4 days before the D-Day! :-D

FAB end to our 2016 summer classes for kids (ages 9-16)! :-D


My goodness WHAT an experience!  I cannot even begin to explain how amazing this Course was...  We had SUCH a fab time with the Juniors over the summer holidays!  We actually thought "hey how hard can it be hosting children between 9 and 11?" Easy peasy right?!  Or so we thought!  Little did we know that these kids were 9 and 11 going on 29 and 31! You can clearly tell from the quotes!  "Quotes to live by" I call them... lol