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Frequently asked questions
Who is a tailor?
A tailor is a professional who sews, repairs and alter clothing. A tailor can also specialize in just sewing a particular attire, sewing for a particular set of people or sewing a particular design.
Is a tailor different from a fashion designer?
Yes, although it is not as many people believe it to be, a tailor is not a local person that sews neither is a fashion designer a more polished tailor. This is just what people think because most popular fashion designer are celebrities.
A tailor is the one that takes measurement after being shown a style or design, they make that design to an attire as specified by the client. A fashion designer on the other hand conceives the idea of a new design, style or pattern. The fashion designer must be able to sketch it out and have a good idea on how it can be created with fabrics. Meanwhile, he/she doesn't have to know how to sew it.
The confusion is that most celebrity fashion designers in Nigeria are also tailors and they have other tailors working for them. This way they can create their designs and the other tailors working for them would just need to make more copies.
How do I hire a good tailor?
You need to first understand that there are good tailors out there and each tailor is best suited for a specific scenario. A tailor might not be good with sewing a particular style or design, but he/she is able to do a perfect job with other designs. This is very important as it makes your search easy.
The best approach is to compare their past works with what you have in mind, in order to see if they are similar. This allows you to know what the tailor is good at, and reach out to him/her based on that. Meanwhile, you can have multiple tailors for specific scenarios or designs. If you mange to find one that is versatile and very good? That's great then!
Can a tailor create a design I show him/her?
Yes, a tailor is suppose to be be able to create a design showed to him or her. In the worst case scenario, they can take the job and seek assistance from their colleagues to do the part they have trouble with. This allows them to keep their customers.
Can a tailor make a wedding dress?
Yes. In fact, there are tailors that specialize in making wedding dresses. They spend all their life creating the different designs made by fashion designers on wedding dresses. This allows them to do a very good job with the dresses.
Why should I hire a tailor?
A tailor is able to do exactly what you want, not just something for the general public. They can you use the specific attire you want to create the design you desire.
A tailor would always leave room for adjustment in a cloth and also make it fit to your body. A tailor is your best bet for an upcoming owambe. They also alter and repair clothing.
Can a tailor stick to my budget?
Yes. Tailors usually have a list of go-to styles that are not too elaborate, but good enough at a cheap price. This is in the bid to satisfy their clients.