Fashion design for me is practically my life. I find my calling there and i know that I’ll one day effect real change in the world through it.
Sharon OOJA in 7th Avenue
My fashion design learning journey was a rather long, funny and interesting one. I started learning how to sew in 2012 on Youtube. Yes! Youtube! My parents at that time didn’t want to hear the “vocation” story . They were all about going to school and getting good grades – Typical Nigerian Parents 😀. I would learn how to cut something, steal mum’s ankara and literally hand-sew it. I moved on from doing that to convincing my parents to allow me learn how to sew during the holidays. My mum bought a sewing machine and that was it for me.
I did a lot of work and a lot of research. I wanted badly to do good jobs and I didnt have the money to hire really good tailors so I had to learn every single bit of it. I got an internship with Tojufoyeh and that was where I learnt pattern drafting (I also did a lot of my homework on pattern draft).
So I’m having a basic haute couture fashion design class on the 12th of August 2017. Its a one full day class (20 people only)and I’ll be taking you thoroughly tthrough
basic human form sketching,
some graphic illustration tips,
deep pattern drafting,
anatomy of sewing,
applique, rhinestone and bead installation,
practical marketing tips,
how to apply for internships,
the blog lifestyle and
Its going to be an amazing class, I’ll be going all out and teaching all that I know and have done a lot of research on.I’ll be re- making the Sharon OOJA dress above while I teach pattern drafting and sewing.
It promises to be very educative, interesting and super engaging. It’s also going to be a great platform for networking. There will be a lot of gisting guys. And yes! Food, drinks and free kits are guaranteed.
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