Hi all, i need your opinion about tailors in Nigeria. I travelled from London and brought loads of trouser wool fabric to make and shirt and chiffon fabrics for blouses. From experience for a number of years now, i know that the standard sizes in the shops don't fit us African women, on account of more curves, hips and chest. Sometime i am horrified when i see an African women squeezed into a pair or trouser and its so tight around the bum (rear) and the thigh area, and this shortens the length of the trouser because it fold at the waist. Not their fault if the standard size 12 or 14 was cut putting into account that african women have more curves then allowance would be made.
[I took] my trouser to the tailor in Lagos (reputable i was told). To top it off i gave her a pair that i sewed for myself and have worn for a year - just copy thesame thing (size, style, stitches for stitches). When i went to collect she sew total crap, crap, crap!! all she was good at is all this Ankara, the sewing construction she got it wrong even though she has one to copy from - how difficult can that be.
How do you get your trousers tailored in Lagos with such bad tailors like this one i have experienced, actually there were two tailors - both disasters. They sew waistbands without interfacing/stay.
Do you think there is a market for a clothing manufacturer that would make tailored suits, trousers for work and casual dressing - custom made. This would be like buying Next quality but made to your size??