Laure in 5 questions
1-) How was your passion for sewing born?
The origin of my passion is the love of beautiful things, fabric models, this passion goes back to my childhood, it was transmitted to me by my mother also seamstress who worked at home. Being the model of her creations made me want to create my own clothes and later decorative items to beautify my home. From thread to needle I was able to open my studio, realize my dream.
2) I know that you train a lot of young people every year, tell us how it goes?
In our country, sewing is very much in demand by young people and their parents who see in this business a constant and useful livelihood for their children. Among all those who aspire to this job, some of them do it just because they need an income-generating activity and others like me are passionate about the job, so generally for 10 apprentices in training 7 to 8 come out of it competent and ready for the labour market. The training is personalized and can take between 1 and 3 years depending on the specialty chosen and their ability to understand.
3-) What types of fabrics do you prefer to use?
in dress seam, the fabrics are chosen on the basis of the outfit and the event to which we must participate, for example for an evening dress we usually use:
- The silk,
- The crepe satin,
- The duchess satin,
- The heavy Basin,
In decorative sewing, the choice of the fabric returns to the customer according to these preferences. But technically for a cleaner look, we advise:
For the curtains:
– Polyester fabrics
For the sheets:
– 100% cotton
For chair covers:
– Duchess satin
– The crepe satin
– The Taf-taf.
In short we can say that in sewing in general, there is no preferred fabric because a good fashion designer must be able to know and work well all types of fabrics.
4-) What advice would you give to young people who would like to undertake sewing?
we know that many treat technicians dishonest, so the advice I would give to a young person who wants to start his workshop are:
– Do your job well,
– Respect customer appointments, do not disappoint a customer
– Have the attention to details, finishes.
Regarding the process of creating a workshop, it depends on the financial availability of each, some with more financial opportunities can equip a sudden, while others like me can proceed gradually according to the type of work to be done and the list of their clients.
5-) In your opinion what would it take for the profession of dressmaker to be professional, many people complain about not finding good dressmaker?
basically, a designer must be well trained, master his know-how and the prices of the different materials he needs to have the desired result. The designer to give the final price of a job must be based on the costs associated with the appropriate equipment added to his labour that will give the amount of the final bill of the Customer. If he lets himself be flattered by the customer and accepts the amount he proposes for fear of losing it, he risks eventually producing a mediocre rendering that will be worth him to be counted among the bad designers. So to avoid any inconvenience, the designer must demand a substantial and suitable amount in order to be able to produce an impeccable result, even if for that it will have to be satisfied with a minimum of customers, his reputation will be function of his perfect work.
Some visuals of the different fabrics mentioned above :
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