Refund or I drag you…

If you’ve not been in this shoes, and you own a business in naija I must say – Una Wehdone o.

I wish I could say may it never happen to you. But, knowing fully well that success stories comes with a lot of sides we don’t want to share with the public. I will say, what for it. Its not a curse, its the reality.

What happens when such things come up.

Okay, as a consumer and customer to other businesses, I will say no one is at fault really. Its always a battle of one side vs the other.

Either the client is the one at fault, trying to give the vendor a bad image due to some reasons known to them alone.


You will be surprised, some business owners set customers against their competitors in the name of pulling them down, for them to rise and shine better.

Same way, sometimes it’s the business owners who take up jobs they clearly can’t deliver and call for these unnecessary dragging.

Then we have these instances when no-one is at fault, but the 2 parties just can’t clearly understand and manage the simple situation till it gets out of hand.

Have you been there? What did you do?



If you ask me, oh yeah I have been there and in all occasions, I’ve ensured my part is well delivered to a good level of justification. The clients of course may not accept but I want a case where you hear the story and I can boldly say- I did my part.

I happened to work on a project a while ago which involved a 3rd party organisation. Things happened, clearly out of my control and the affected people were threatening fire and brimstone. I just dey observe, did what I could and left the rest.

Should this push you out of business?
Of course NO! You will likely face more troubles, they are the hurdles you cross to get to the top.

Just be fit and good to go. The more you scale, the better you get at managing your business.

Have a productive weekend.

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STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO TAKING MEASUREMENTS FOR YOUR SEWING PROJECT

We are not all in the sewing business for money. Right? Some of us are here only to learn how to make clothes for ourselves, our family and make the necessary amendments when needed without having to go look for a tailor.

If you’re in a country where getting tailor isn’t as easy as it is in other countries, most especially developed countries. You don’t like the idea of booking appointments, or the nature of your work doesn’t give the time, how can you blend this in?

Knowing how to take your measurements by yourself saves you a lot of stress.

Either when sewing or when you have to send your measurements to your tailors or choosing clothes online / in a store.

This video is as simple as ABC.

The guide is easy and you will see its really not a big deal getting a hang of it.

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HOW ARE YOU SETTING THE YEAR IN LINE

I started 2021 by firstly telling myself “No Rush”

I think we’re all just used to setting new goals. Setting new targets, how do I make it big this year and all that….

But, the year isn’t running anywhere – this doesn’t mean we should slacken down – Yet we move!

Here’s my short first welcome video just for you. Enjoy and make the year memorable

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SEWING TECHNIQUES. TYPES OF OPENING IN GARMENT CONSTRUCTION

For every closure in your garment there is an opening. Ironically, the same principle applies to life. But today we are focusing on sewing.

How many types of closure and openings can you handle. At least, these few ones here, you should be able to handle them as a fashion student or fashion designer.

What Are Openings And Closures?

Openings and closures are the spaces you leave on garments made to allow for wearing and removing. These openings are closes in different ways as you choose or as suits your design.

Let’s examine a few-

FACING – easy to handle and one of the basic opening techniques you learn and master as a fashion designer. It is sewn by cutting fabric of same shape around the neckline but shorter than the garment. It’s few inches long, and flipped inside or outside the garment as the design calls for.

This is made by a slit and sewing on fabric cuts to make the placket. Same or contrasting fabrics can be used to achieve this.

Hemmed openings is about the simplest, but one needs to be extra careful to avoid stretching the curves thereby giving excess. The fabric is folded in twice and sewn. As much as it appears simple, it can go wrong if care is not taken. This type is best used when working with sheer fabrics, delicate fabrics etc.

FALSE PLACKET- as the name suggests, it’s just a placement for fashion sake. It’s not exactly an opening, but sewn on the garment to give an appearance of one.

BIAS BOUND- using BIAS cut fabrics or bias tape / ribbons to finish the garment opening. It can be done inwards or outward. When sewing this, avoid stretching the bias fabric/ tape and the fabric. Stretching either of this will equally alter the size of the opening originally planned. And may cause gaping.

FLY OPENING -for zipper closures. It’s a layover kind of opening. Used mostly on trousers but not for trousers only, can be used in skirts, blouses, dresses, etc.

This openings are on the seam lines. Side, back, shoulder etc. Any type of zipper can be used. But the use of invisible zippers is common with this type of opening in menswear lately.

OVERLAPPED OPENINGS as seen in wraps or surplice designs, jackets, tops, and more. This can be used in a way it works with the design you are working on.

BACK OPENINGS- who doesn’t know a back opening? No one. Simply and can be used among side facing, bias bound, false placket, zippers on and on. When making garments won’t high front neckline and you want to avoid zippers, back opening can be used and closed with fasteners of your choice. – hook and eye, snaps, etc.

GATHERED/ DRAWSTRING – commonly seen in off shoulder maxi tops and dresses, or any other kind of garment. Here little excess are drawn together to make the opening firm. Also used in finishing skirts, trousers etc.

The art of sewing is a constant lesson. Don’t stop learning.

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GETTING MY FIRST CLIENTS – Family & Friends

We all know building business is not as easy as it sounds or projected. By the time you dive in, you see a lot of hidden realities you haven’t faced before starting. And this is common to all businesses. So, you’re not alone.

The fear of a lot of new business start-ups is getting the first clients. How do I get my product or service known, how do I get more people on board?, how do I get my first major break ?, and so on….

And let’s face the truth here, it’s really not so easy to push one’s business, NOT because you’re an introvert,extroverts have the same issues too. It’s just a normal fear of “will I be accepted?

Today, I will be sharing few tips on how-to get the first clients, they are the foundations you need and later build on

1● Tell family and friends in a way that reflects your seriousness and professionalism. I’ve often heard people saying family and friends don’t make good customers. In other words, they can be the best constant client and your best referral people. It is how you tell them that determines how they see you, and believe you. You say it jokingly, the term it as a joke or just a side passion you want to pursue.

Imagine you just saying it casually and expecting them to patronize you? Did you give them your business card? Did you send them the social media handles of the new business? For them to share too?

A personal message to them would sound very official and make you look serious. Let them know why you’re going into the new business. How much it means to you.

You actually need to ask them to share your message. They may not be able to afford you, but they may have your clients around them. They will refer.

And remember to thank them for the little helps. It will make them do more.

To be continued…….

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STARTING YOUR CLOTHING / FASHION BUSINESS RIGHT FROM HOME

Oftentimes, I’ve found myself as a teacher being asked questions about starting up the business on a low scale. Personally, I started my business from home. And it was a great experience. I see it as an opportunity many can make good use of. It helps in giving you enough time to save up, build your brand and gain client, most importantly; gain the good, the bad, the ugly, the sweet experiences; and get you well prepared for the real world of business out there.

You being in the fashion business world is already an advantage. Remember, everyone wants to cover up, and look good especially. It tells you, you have a business meeting readymade needs by nature. Food and clothing are part of the major things no one can do without.

Having it in mind that the business you’re about to go into is almost a “Sure” venture. Gives a good prospect. You can bet on it.

You’ve always heard it – Dream BIG!

And now, as a startup, you have also decided to Dream Very Big. This is absolutely cool. 👍. But wait a minute, what about crawling before walking, walking before running……

There is a Process. Whether you choose to see it or not accept it. Don’t go ahead of yourself in the process of dreaming Big.

Your dream of becoming famous should be set aside, invest all the strength you have at the start into setting off your business line on a solid start.

Get all the knowledge you can. Be well equipped before the startup. There is a lot to understand before kicking off, that is why when you choose to learn, choose a school or a college that will teach you “All-Round”. It’s not enough to know how to sew, you need to know a lot of things. – Latest Trends, styles, body types and how to style each body type, colors, balance, shapes, the details of production, marketing, customer relations, and a whole lot more……

There is a lot to learn before you even start the business, if you want to be ahead of your game. Asides the one you will learn as you go.

To Create The Clothing Line Of Your Dreams

Have it in mind that the field is full out there. Everyone is making something, this is where the part of RESEARCH comes in. Understand the competion going on and how you can enter the market and get your feet standing. Your works must be powerful enough to gain the attention, retain the attention and get your more clients.

It will be good to choose a market to start with. You could choose children, women, men, plus size, maternity, etc…… But whichever one you choose, research to know what their market lacks. And start somewhere.

Ask to know what they need. – feedback helps, let them tell you what they feel about your work and ask for what they want. This will help you discover areas you can take advantage of.

Think up ways to maximize your limited capital. – you want to start small, it won’t be good if you put the money into what’s not worth it. Buy what you need, not what you feel is important.

More tips coming soon…… share this with a friend or anyone that needs this.

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CONVERTING THE PASSION FOR SEWING INTO BUSINESS.

Been a while here. We were making some changes and yes we will give the details in full soon.

Our topic today is aimed at helping individuals who started off with a passion for sewing and on the way decided to make it a business. As a matter of fact, many entrepreneurs started off this way. So it is no crime, and you are not alone.

As long as there is a starting point. Then you are good to go.

Your passion should get you to a place where it should fetch you some good profits.

So let’s assume, you have started off sewing just for the passion of it, but now it’s beginning to look like there is more light shining somewhere at the end the tunnel, which you wish to pursue and achieve.

Let’s take a quick look at steps you should give thoughts to.

  1. Self Assessment stage. – a sincere stage, we must say. Get your skills assessed by no one but YOU! You can’t afford to deceive yourself into investing time and resources into what you won’t be honest about. How good are you? How fast can you be at meeting targets and deadlines. How much of the sewing do you really know – sincerely. ??? Take a look at other competitors you have at this stage, and weigh your skills with theirs. Remember it is a highly competitive market.

  2. How often do you get compliments on the clothes you have made for yourself? Definitely, before you decided to give the sewing business a push, you definitely must be your first client. How often do you get people asking you about the outfits you have made. We have a common phrase at the college (Ibadancity Fashion college ) ; and it’s – if they ask you who made it or where you made it, you are doing good enough, but when they ask you where you bought it, start clapping for yourself. When it starts looking bought, you are making waves – believe it.

3. Is your skill or potential in demand? How many people have you attracted with the works you have done so far? And how many people have they told about you. You can never push aside the ‘word of mouth’ advertisement in this business of fashion. It goes a longer way.

4. How can the business you are about to start fit into your lifestyle?

You can’t afford to start it, if you can’t maintain it. – how can your existing lifestyle accommodate the new found passion? Don’t just dangle into it, weigh the Pros and Cons.

The physical challenges that comes with sewing business is much. Can you handle it?

Sitting and standing for long hours? Can you handle it ?

Client management? They can be real trouble at times. How well prepared are you for the worst clients?

Your location? For example if you want to start at home, how easy will it be for your clients? Or what other alternative arrangements are you making to connect with your potential clients ?

How much are you willing to invest into the business?

The equipments and tools you would want to buy? How well are you familiar with the ones that will last. And serve you well.

These and more are few of the factors you would want to consider before delving into the business. Plan well if you’re not planning to fail.

No business should be started without thorough planning. Your plans are the ladders you climb up and the bricks you build with.

If you are still planning to check out a Fashion school with the facilities and facilitators that will make these dreams real? Consider IBADANCITY FASHION COLLEGE. our reputation remains unbeaten. The Leading Fashion School in Oyo State.

Offering all Fashion related course and Entrepreneurial studies.

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I Think I Love Designing Clothes…

You think you love designing clothes? Yes YOU!

Passion doesn’t really leave us no matter how hard we try to suppress it. As long as it is genuine passion, it keeps popping out staring you wide eyed every moment. Especially when some tiny streaks of frustration sets in. Buzzing you with thoughts like,- “why am I doing this job, I could have followed my passion all along “, “am I really fulfilled?”, “I think I am made for more…”, “I just feel empty like something is missing, I need to discover more” ……

Thoughts like these are pointers to the truths you try to hide. No matter how hard you put up a sweet face, unfulfilled dreams can’t hide for long.

If the header struck you. Then, something has been calling you into the Fashion line. Heed and watch yourself evolve into something beautiful and great.

As a child, many of us fell in love with fashion, clothes and magazines are intriguing to us, you had the dream of communicating through the art of Fashion. You need to know that, the potential to excel is already inborn. And makes you better than those opting for it out of no-choice.

To pursue this dream, you may just start where you are while you prepare for the bigger picture. Don’t wait for the perfect time. It may never come. Grab all the suitable time you are opportune to get and Maximize it.

Build your interest. Explore and discover the many opportunities in birthed in you, untapped. And the many opportunities in the industry. Exploiting this areas is to help you build and have an edge quickly.

Remember you are doing what others are doing. The way you build and work on your craft is what makes you different.

So, work on your steps as you move towards working to get your dreams materialize. Get a good fashion class. And learn learn learn.

Ibadancity Fashion College. Offers all Fashion related courses. In full and part time.

Located at ring Road Ibadan. Behind IBEDC office ring road (Capital Building).

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Why Should I Write The National Technical Examination? – in relation to Skill Acquisition 

IBADANCITY Fashion College formerly known as DGV Fashion Academy. Is one of the colleges approved both by the Federal government body and state government body in charge of technical and vocational education in Nigeria. 

The college has been presenting students for the technical exams for over 2 years now. And till the last result, it has been super excellent. All thanks to good tutoring and preparation for the exam. 

What is the Technical Exams for?

NABTEB was established in August 1992 and was enacted through the promulgation of Decree 70 (Now Act 70) of 1993.  The acronym NABTEB means National Business And Technical Examinations Board.

Why was It established?

It was primarily established to take over the conduct of examinations conducted by the City and Guild (C&G) of London, Royal Society of Arts (RSA) of London and the technical and business examinations conducted by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) in the bid to domesticate the examinations and tailor them towards societal needs. 

The body is statutorily mandated to: – (a) Conduct specified examinations on behalf of or in collaboration with other examination bodies or agencies. -(b) Issue results and certificates. 

It is an in-school examination designed to certify final year students of Public and Private Technical as well as Commercial educational Institutions and holders of the C & G or RSA Certificates who wish to broaden their knowledge and be certified accordingly.

Why is it important?

What is the difference between the NBC and NTC and the NABTEB General Education Certificate?- (the one that involves other general subjects. )

The exam offered here, is a professional certificate earned through criterion referenced examination in specific trades and the fulfillment of certain conditions before certification in acquired skills for upward mobility in career development while the NABTEB General Education is mainly for admission to tertiary educational institutions like the SSCE of WAEC and NECO. 

It’s is to professionally ascertain that such candidate is skilled. Learning any skill and completing it without the technical certificate is like attending secondary school and not sitting for WAEC. It doesn’t meant such a person is not learned , but when the time to use the certificate arrives,such has no proof. And this may hinder careers advancement at some levels. 


What is the difference between NABTEB and WAEC/NECO Examinations?

WAEC/NECO examinations are mainly theoretical while The technical examinations are criterion referenced or places more emphasis on practicals and continuous assessment. It judges both theoretical knowledge and the practical skill level of each candidate. WAEC/NECO Certificates are basically for academic pursuit while NABTEB certificates are for both career development and educational advancement

Again , how does it make the candidate better than others who doesn’t have the certificate?

Unlike their counterparts whose prospects are restricted to further studies and unskilled labour, holders of NABTEB certificates have the following advantages:

I: Skill acquisition

II: Career development

III: Admission purposes

IV: Gainful employment

V: Economic self reliance and Wealth Creation 

Is the Technical qualification equivalent to the SSSCE of WAEC/NECO?
No, the technical certificate is higher than the SSCE of WAEC/NECO because it is a professional certificate with a higher entry point in the public service.

Can the NBC (National Business Certificate) be used for admission to Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education within and outside the country like the SSSCE of WAEC/NECO?

Yes, the NBC/NTC is globally recognized for admission to tertiary institutions within and outside the country while they (NBC/NTC) are rated higher for gainful employment opportunities outside the country.

(The Principal Instructor of Ibadancityfashioncollege with NABTEB officials on one of the visits to the college facility)

The whole essence is to give skill acquisition the needed backup and relevance. 

You don’t just have to learn any skill, be certified and be sure it can take you places beyond where you are. 

It has both regular (modular) and its advanced diploma levels. And IBADANCITY Fashion College offers both. Both for the in-house students and external students. 

HOW DO I PARTAKE AS AN EXTERNAL STUDENTS?

The examinations is important, as seen in the above details. Therefore the college gives room for external candidates to register and equally upgrade their qualifications. Interested external students who need the certification, are tutored weeks before the exam. Those outside the city, gets handouts or e-handouts to prepare them for the exams. Only to come and sit for the exams at the center. External students mus have been through a sewing school to be a part of the exam. Although, practical tutorial comes up a week or 2 to the examination. 

The next examination comes up November/December this year and registration is on at the college now. Interested students can call or come by to register and make further enquiries. 


The results speak for the school. Don’t be left out. Your skill has more power than you know. Have the full backup and walk head held high. 


IBADANCITY FASHION COLLEGE 

THE LEADING FASHION SCHOOL IN IBADAN, OYO STATE, NIGERIA. 

LOCATED ON RING ROAD IBADAN. 

BEHIND IBEDC OFFICE (CAPITAL BUILDING) RING ROAD. 

FOLLOW  THE TARRED ROAD DIRECTLY OPPOSITE KFC/CHICKEN REPUBLIC RING ROAD. IT LEADS TO THE ESTATE WHERE THE SCHOOL IS LOCATED. 

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