NEW! WEEKEND & PRIVATE SEWING CLASSES

You asked! We have listened. And with a beautiful twist

Private classes now available both at the college and Online.

This gives you the freedom of doing your main job while you develop side skills.

The class allows you choose topics you are comfortable with alongside developing the business skills.

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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 TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT BUSINESS FOR YOU

We all get to that crossroad point of not really having a clear idea of what to do, or we have too many ideas and we are there juggling all the pot pourri of options ,looking for the best to pick and settle with.

do not stay too long on the fence, choose a side.

when you have a number of options. what do you do?

lets take a few tips on this today-

know your strength – no matter what you are doing right now, or what you plan to do, you know your own strength. dont let anyone lead you wrongly. even when your friends think you are strong in one aspect, many of us know the real areas of our strengths. this is no time to follow the crowd and ‘wannabelong’. The route to success requires you speaking the real truth to your own self.

in you industry or field, you know the areas you work comfortably at. Stressing yourself by trying to belong, will only kill your zeal. it will make you keep cutting a tree with a dull axe. find your strength zones.

the best key i will drop for you today is – what you want to do vs what the environment needs?

weigh it well.

are you set out to do what you love or what your environment needs.

align your passion to meet up with what is needed where you are, thats your top secret to sales and profits.

Being faced with different options is normal, now sit and decide which one is really needed where you are. Pick on that business first. its those small ideas that sum up to make big millions one day.

and if your dream is to do all, start with one. just make that move or share your ideas with someone that can give you a honest opinion and help you grow.

ADERONKE OLUBANJO IS THE PRINCIPAL INSTRUCTOR AND CEO OF IBADANCITY FASHION COLLEGE. THE LEADING FASHION COLLEGE IN OYO STATE, NIGERIA.

SHE HAS HELPED HUNDREDS OF ENTREPRENEURS FIND THEIR FEET IN DIFFERENT INDUSTRIES OF THEIR CHOICE. SHE IS A TEACHER, SPEAKER AND TRAINER.

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Ibadancity Fashion College – A Central Bank approved EDI Centre in ibadan.

It’s a new advantage for all past, present, and future students or interested participants.

Reach us for more details.

Your business should take a new turn, tap into this wisely.

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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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PLANNING TO RELOCATE? TAKE THIS ALONG

It’s a trend and a rising 🌊 wave; everyone knows someone who has left the country in recent times, or the entire family that has relocated. We hear it’s a comeback trend that happened in the 80s, and when the circumstances came to replay itself, Andrews are checking out. We all need better lives, comfort and all good things. If that’s in your plan too, all good. But, before you do, take something along…….

For some reasons, Skill is a prerequisite for some applications. Have you thought about it? If they are looking for some skilled people, and you’re not planning to bag a skill certificate before leaving, what chances are you opening up for yourself.

It won’t be safe enough to get there and wish you had learnt a skill before leaving, medicine after death. It’s still what many people who relocated are saying. You have the chance now, why not tap it.

It’s a good and safe backup plan, which you can couple with other things to make ends meet and get yourself rooted in your new territory.

Skills are many, you would need to examine yourself and think of the one you know you will love doing. After that, look for the best place to learn it, that will give you the leverage there. We make it a duty point at Ibadancity Fashion College to tailor the classes of relocating students to exactly what they need. If you want to see outside Nigeria, you don’t need all areas of sewing. You need what will sell there.

After choosing where to learn, if time permits you, take certification exams to give you a better standing in case you get a related job. For example we offer national and international certification courses to help you. (NABTEB, CITY & GUILDS …. )

Try to specialize. Take a course you can handle and spend the time you have to learn specializing on it.

Don’t move without plans. Don’t move based on hopes alone. Especially if you’re moving as a family, one parent or a child above 15 can take this option. You will definitely be glad you did.

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Steps To Becoming A Fashion Designer.

Fashion designing is getting really competitive these days. A close and critical look at the industry is enough to tell you. Look around you, check your friends list, there is someone involved in the fashion business somehow around you. And you still want to get involved. Well, why not?, the sky is wide enough.

The question that should come to mind is, with the numbers of emerging fashion designers, why do we have people still needing good fashion designers? The answer is easy, how many people in the field are very good enough to meet the needs of the needy clients?

You have the desire and the passion? Yes! But you think it’s looking crowded? No! Look well enough, there are fertile areas untapped.

It actually takes Very Good skills and serious hard work (note the words, it means exactly what it says )

Mathematics is involved – Oh! You need some grasp of simple mathematics. It’s not always mentioned but it is messed. Fashion designers use mathematics to figure sizes, measure fabrics, draft patterns, cut fabrics to actual measurement sizes, calculate darts, balance points etc. ….

Technology- the world is moving fast… and we’re pacing to catch up. How well do you manage the Tech side of the business. Especially now when the world lives online. Technology can not be toyed with. The phones on your hand is more than what it is. It is a marketplace and an office on its own. Sit and analyze how you can get the best of the opportunities in the e-world. It is the link you have to the world outside you. This is a topic for another day,…..

The Need For Artistic and Creative Thinking – your mind must be tuned to new creations. Repetition kills the vibes. You need to be able to come up with new ideas regularly. Thinking creatively is the foundation for innovation. This is the foundation that gives you the raw materials you need in bringing it all together to give you a solid finished product.

Good Drawing Skills – you should know how to sketch. Don’t aim for perfection at the start. Build on it and keep working on it. It is one of the important skills you need. Some clients will ask you to bring the concept you have for them on paper. You don’t have to like fine arts to know how to sketch. Practice Practice Practice.

ability to sketch well also helps you discover the power of your own creativity. It makes starting and finishing your jobs easier. The details you want to see can easily be put to paper and made to the specifications you want to see.

Education – Obviously fashion designing is not as easy as ABC, and you need to know your ABCs well. Learn as much as you can, every knowledge counts. Needed knowledge is not limited to sewing alone, you need a grasp of some other subjects/ topics. Understanding the human body, is one. Know individual body types, this in a long way, helps in knowing how to handle some body shapes and structure.

Business management, marketing, customer relations, styling, photography and more are topics you need to know, even if just a bit.

Knowing your Market- this is another topic that needs more expansion, but let’s touch the surface. The market is wide, vast and almost unending. In this wide world of fashion, how do you know your own market.? You need to look well into the thriving fashion related businesses around you, and look for the areas not so saturated. Look for where their is not much crowd. And start thinking of ways to tap the opportunities.

What is your target? Before starting the business, what are you looking at? There are different areas, ready-to-wear, Couture, children’s wear, menswear, womenswear, interiors, lingeries, etc…..

Good Idea and Good Skill – your sewing skills must be perfectly on point before you decide to start the business. Don’t rush to start, take time and learn all the rudiments. There are many sewing techniques you must know and master. Such as – hand stitch, embroidery, Appliqué application, and more…….

The steps are more, but let’s take a pause today.

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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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FASHION AND OUR 5 SENSES. 

The 5 senses commonly known as – Sense of Sight; Touch; Sound; Smell and Taste. Are not just there for the Biology classes alone. They have roles to play in many aspects of our daily lives as we all know. 

But in the fashion industry, how do they come into action? 

 
Every design has a process. As a Fashion student or a fashion designer, you should be used to this. The process starts from the thought-stage, when it was just an idea to it’s final execution and display. This looks like a Brief sentence, but the stages can take  as long as the design takes, hours…..days….weeks……months……  

The design process applicable to different business development can also come to use in the Fashion workplace, the way you interpret it is up to your personal specifications. 

 This is a topic for another time. 
Today we are focusing on the 5 senses we were taught in school and how it helps our designs. 

Each of the five senses play a significant role in the process. And each should be considered if you always want professionalism take a key role in your fashion business. How you understand working with it is what matters now. 

When you get so passionate with your work, some things come easy. Same way in the process of the job, lots of lessons are learned and things get easier by and by. 

Let’s start with the sense of ……

1. SIGHT

There is no faster way to assess your works yourself, and by others, than how it appeals to the eyes. An appealing outfit /Fabric draws attention faster. We call them “eye candy”. You must activate the ability to know this and develop it. It matters when you want to consider display clothes. Either as store display or social media displays. At this stage, the finishing and other details come later, it must be able to attract the eye at first glance. 


How vibrant are your color choices?  

How the shapes and other factors align to create perfect attractiveness.?

How you work with the Contrasts. ? You must be dramatic with the way you work with contrasting colors to create pretty illusions. 

Next we have the …

2. SENSE OF TOUCH

After seeing, there are responses and results. He client or prospective clients will want to feel it. Either by trying it on or by touching to feel the texture. 

How the Fabric feels against their skin. 

If it’s soothing and smooth on the body. Or by touch. 

How the outfit lays on their body, how it conforms and makes them feel matters here. The more comfortable it feels, the better. This means, when shoooing for the resources, in your design process cycle, you have to put a lot into consideration. Don’t just buy because it’s attractive, touch and feel how it feels on the skin.   Soft or stiff? Smooth or rough? 


 

 The next sounds quite funny too. It is 

3- THE SENSE OF SOUND.  
You start to wonder, what sound does your designs make? Apart from the sounds of details. There are sounds that remain inaudible, but let’s face the facts. Designs speak. If only you have the “ear” to hear it. Some great designers will tell you, when they see a lovely Fabric , it’s telling them ‘something’. Maybe we will call that an extra 6th sense 😉. 

But here let’s apply this to the ruffling sound the Fabric makes, it the clicks of the details attached to it, like beads and sequins and buttons. The rustling sound they make as you move. The rhythmic pattern of the blings on your garment, etc. why do we see an outfit and say it is loud? – it is definitely saying ‘something’. 

Consider the sounds your designs will make. On the stands and on the wearer. 


Next we have 

4- THE SENSE OF SMELL. 

Scents are called ambience transformers. We have designers who make the scents of their stores attractive and peculiar to them. That you could almost link the air to them.  This will come into play in your design process when we consider the marketing and display duties. When a client enters your store, how appealing? It looks beautiful, does it smell good.? The way your store or workspace smells will transfer to the outfits too. It is called “psychological trigger” or “aromatherapy + Fashion”. Make the scents appealing enough to keep them till they make their purchases and even keep them coming back. 

And lastly , we have 

5- THE SENSE OF TASTE 

In the fashion world, we call them -Edible garments. Designs so sweet you could almost eat. Asides ‘Taste’ – that reflects how you follow the other 4 senses tastefully, choosing and making with a particular sense of purpose that fits some ‘Tastes’ or target customers. Sometimes you play around fashion by using edible items, although this is meant for runways or photoshoots alone. 

So In this sense, let’s settle for the first definition. If you are in an area, ensure your designs fits the taste of that area. You won’t kill your market if you obey your environment. Ignoring what works in your environment is like stabbing your market in the eye. Let your designs and taste match. In a student community, if you major on Couture, you may not hit the market in the eye the way you should. 

And ensure your designs are so good we can almost feel the flavor on our lips. 

 It is believed , we humans have more than 5 senses. Reach in and tap into all the senses you are gifted with. Even the ones you haven’t used before, they just may be somewhere waiting for full expression. 

The way you apply all you learn will influence the results you and others see. Don’t just be a regular in the fashion industry. Dare to be Different!

All designs featured in this article are made and modeled by fashion students of Ibadancity Fashion College. 

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Ibadancity Fashion College is the leading Fashion school in Ibadan, Oyo state Nigeria. 

Having raised hundreds of fashionpreneurs and still going stronger. Empowering youths and equipping them with skills to excel and  be outstanding in the skills learnt and career of their choice. Our classes are not only hands-on practicals and theory classes, but also loaded with Entrepreneurial classes to equip them as they learn on the go. We teach all fashion related courses and more. 

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