I saw a post on Facebook some time ago which reads ‘No tailor will make it to heaven’ and I laughed at it, but how true is this? I have a tailor called Simi, she is an expert at what she does, I sometimes wonder how she manages to sow sometimes without haven to amend, even if she doesn’t have my new measurement given the way i add up and reduce in weight these days. Oh yes, Simi is good on the job, but when she tells you that your dress will be ready today, I advice myself to give her 3 extra days so I don’t get heartbroken by her disappointments.

I am sure we have all experienced many challenges when dealing with Nigerian tailors/seamstress. So here are some tips to make the journey less stressful.

When choosing fabric we always seem to assume the fashion designer readily have all the key tools to match your fabric. To make the job easier, especially when a next day request is made. Buying the list below in addition would totally help speed up the process.


Two open and close zippers

-A zip for a top is long but never as long as a dress zipper.

– A Skirt/trouser requires a much shorter zipper than tops and dresses do.

6 yards of bias

Buttons if needed (Bear in mind the size of the button to fit your style of choice)


Hock and eye

Ensure each item from the list above correlates with the colour code of your fabric.

Stay fabulous!

Blessing Iyamadiken

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