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.