Fatima has been sewing since she was 10. She started making her own clothing in high school. In adulthood, she eventually became the Alterations Manager at David's Bridal and was there for about 10 years. After leaving David's she started her own alterations business called Abishai, with a focus on alterations and making bridal and special ocassion dresses. WIth Abishai she began to rise in the bridal and sewing world. She was featured on NBC, a guest on several podcasts, a guest speaker, and featured on the cover of a magazine. She has also won several national and international awards for her bridal sewing.
The entire time while running Abishai she was also teaching sewing. She has taught all over the caiptal region, including 2 local colleges.
She is also an Advisor for the Fashion Edition Institute out of Albany.
Fatima has a vision that drives her to grow MyAbishai. She wants to bring sewing as a serious profession back to the U.S. It is her goal to eventually have a sewing school in Schenectady, NY. The bigger vision that this is a part of is making the capital region a fashion destination.