I’m Skye Blue, owner and primary seamstress/tailor/artist at Stitched.
I learned to sew from my grandmother, a sophisticated seamstress in her own right. After earning a Bachelor’s in Textiles from the Savannah College of Art and Design, I founded Stitched (formerly called Skye Blue Can Sew) in 2007.
My experience includes building costumes for a Broadway-themed show tunes performance, wardrobe for a live casino show, managing the backstage of local fashion shows, sewing for the National Geographic Channel, and creation of a quilt installed in Portland's City Hall for Decemberists’ Day (featured in Pieces of Portland). I assist artists with installations, and have textile work in the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Craft. I teach and speak locally, most recently at the Portland Art Museum. In addition to being a seamstress, I consider myself a maker and DIY craftsperson working in fine art, weaving, crochet, knit, spinning… you name it.
Skilled work and mended garments only get you so far in this business. It’s my pleasure to also provide stellar customer service to keep the happiest customers in town coming back.
Stitched is committed to being an environmentally sustainable small business. By repairing our clothing, we diminish our reliance on the consumption of clothes made in unsafe and inhumane conditions, and take a step toward conservation and conscious living. Stitched uses green business practices, and we reuse, reduce, and recycle wherever possible.
Make an appointment today for alterations, custom garment design, or other projects.