I’m Sheena and I love making clothes, pillows, tote bags and just about anything else that can be sewn!
I first learned to sew when I was a little girl. I grew up as a Christian in Pakistan. And as most Christians are in Pakistan, my family was very poor. But I always had an eye for fashion and if I wanted anything more fashionable than what we could afford to buy in the stores, I had to make it myself. That’s what motivated me to learn to sew and make clothes. And I became quiet expert in copying whatever I saw. (Today I can make a dress just by looking at a picture of it. I don’t even need a pattern)!
When I arrived in America in 2014, I was so excited by all the new Western fashions I was seeing for the first time that it renewed my love for fashion. I was really starting to miss my non-electric, hand-powered sewing machine that I had left behind in Pakistan. I wanted to begin making things so badly. A few months later though, a wonderful friend gave me one of the best gifts I’ve ever received… a brand new industrial-strength Juki sewing machine! And it was electric! Wow! Suddenly I had all the tools I needed to begin my tailoring and alterations business.
Since then, my little business has grown and grown! I have worked with a wide variety of clients, including the famous Mirpuri Bespoke tailors in London and The Real Real in New York.
From my experience with The Real Real, I have become expert in repairing ultra high-end couture clothing. Anything from Chanel to Valentino and Christian Dior to Prada, Alexander Mcqueen, Versace, Oscar de la Renta, Gucci, Marc Jacobs, Balmain, Fendi, Celine, Choe, Givenchy.