Stitched provides a wide range of sewing and creative services, all with top-notch customer service. Make an appointment today.
Let’s make your clothes look great again. Stitched can provide all these services and more.
Tailoring and Alteration Services: Hemming pants, skirts, and dresses. Taking in side seams and darts or taking in the shoulders of a garment.
Repair Services: Darning holes, mending torn seams, sewing on or replacing buttons, fixing and replacing zippers, and replacing worn-out linings.
Yes, we do men's wear.
Alterations and dropoffs are by appointment only. When making the appointment, please include a brief description of the project and any relevant designs or photos.
At your fitting/consult, we can ensure that the alterations to your clothing are correct. Fittings usually take 15-30 minutes. Fittings cost $10 per every 15 minutes.
Turnaround time for basic alterations and repairs is usually two weeks. Custom items take several months. Alterations needed within two business days may be charged a rush fee. Rush fees start at $10.
I'll contact you when your order is ready for pickup. When you come, please feel free to try on your garment. I have a quality guarantee for any errors in craftsmanship.
"Normally, I can't stand tailors. Skye Blue helps me figure out exactly what cut I am looking for, and is not afraid to try unconventional things." —Jeff B.
***2019 SEASON UPDATE: We are fully booked with custom dresses this 2019 season. Therefore, we are not taking any more custom orders. Thank you***
We can dream up your custom wedding look from scratch using your design inspiration, find re-styling options, or alter an existing wedding dress. Happy brides and grooms are my business.
Please set up your appointment as far in advance of your event as possible. For alterations, two months is suggested.
How much will this cost?
I’ll be able to give you an estimate and a basic fitting schedule at the end of our consultation. Bridal alterations often run $300-$600. Custom or bespoke wedding gowns run $500-$1,500.
Do you have experience working with unconventional or plus-size brides?
Absolutely! I’m here to listen and to make you feel like your best self on your wedding day. You can trust me to understand if you have a body part you’d like to downplay or show off. Bust support is another common concern for many of my brides—I’ve got you covered.
I’m planning on losing weight before my wedding. How will you account for that?
You are lovely just the way you are, but I get it! We’ll talk about designs and fabrics that will allow for more streamlined alterations if needed, as well as creating something that makes you feel confident no matter what.
How do I care for and transport my custom wedding dress?
Don’t worry. I’ll give you all the information you need to take care of that beautiful and one-of-a-kind gown.
“Skye helped me refine my vision and made me exactly what I wanted for a wedding day accessory. I am very happy with the result and have really enjoyed working with a real local artist. I appreciate her input, flexibility, and professionalism…. I have placed two more orders.” —Nicole S.
Custom garment designing is a truly collaborative process. When you request a consult, you’ll have the opportunity to submit some design images for me to review before our meeting. That way, we’ll have plenty of time to discuss designs when we get together. I’ll take your measurements, so please bring undergarments and shoes you would typically wear with the garment.
Duplicating Clothing: Do you have a favorite garment and want more? I can help! I can make identical versions out of the fabric of your choice.
Restyling Old Clothing: Do you have an old garment with sentimental value that you want to wear, but the style just isn't you? Let’s work together to restyle the clothing and bring new life to it.
Depending on the complexity of the project, I may choose build a muslin. This means I’ll make a simplified version of your garment out of a cheap fabric for our first fitting. A good fit during this stage of the process will ensure that the actual garment will need few alterations. We’ll have another fitting (or two) with the final garment for a few small tweaks here and there if needed.
Custom garments take at least two months to create from scratch.
I ask that you purchase your own fabric to ensure you get exactly what you want. Don’t worry—after I make the pattern, I will let you know how much fabric to buy, what type of fabrics I recommend for the project, and where you can buy the fabric.
My favorite Portland fabric store is Mill's End. Mill's End carries the end portions of designer fabrics—manufacturer overruns or excess fabric from a designer’s line. Mill's End offers excellent deals and their customer service is fantastic. Don’t hesitate to ask the folks there if they think the fabric you have picked out will work for your project. They have been a huge help for many of my clients.
Patterning is around $100 for an existing garment, or $150 for a custom garment. You own the pattern after it’s made, and it can be used to make additional garments.
The cost for sewing pants and simple dresses is around $200. Men's dress shirts and duplicates of complicated dresses are around $250. Restyling clothing costs vary, so we’ll need to meet to get an estimate. Wedding dresses from scratch are $600 - $1,500.
“I bought a pattern, found some buttons, and purchased some fabric that looks like Liberty (but it's not!)... now I have a blouse that actually has people stopping on the street to ask, ‘WHERE did you get that blouse?’ That's the sort of work Skye Blue does. And beautiful French seams, too!” —Suzanne F.
I love odd and artistic projects! That’s where my creativity and ability to work with all kinds of textiles comes into play. Costuming, tailoring, and dressmaking for television, movies, and theater is right up my alley. Screenprinting, printing, and other artistic challenges? Bring it on.
Capitol Records and The Decemberists wanted a quilt for a Decemberists Day celebration at Portland's City Hall. Because the Capitol Records representative was based in New York, I acted as the Portland liaison for the project, purchasing and distributing the blank canvases for 42 local artists and businesses and collecting the final submissions. From this, I designed an eight-by-fifteen-foot quilt inspired by their latest album cover.
I board a luxury cruise boat once a month to alter the staff's uniforms, build costumes, and perform simple decor requests. I have been hired, at the last minute, to run the wardrobe for a casino show when their costumer was not available. I’ve measured Postal Service workers for new uniforms on-site at the Post Office.
No request is too out there. Let’s talk about your project.
I come from a family of quilt collectors. Over the years, I’ve had the honor of repairing their antique quilts, and have created custom art quilts from scratch. I can do either for you.
With a custom quilt, the sky's the limit! Whatever you can dream, we can probably make into a beautiful and heirloom quality quilt. Budget $1,000-$3,000 for a custom quilt.
Repairing quilts can be complicated, as there are different levels of skilled repair work. Do you just want your quilt to be functional again? Or do you want your antique quilt to be repaired without losing significant value? I’d love to help you with either case.
One example of a repair I did is on an quilt from the 1890s. Several areas on the edges were worn though, so I had to cover those areas with new fabric. I analyzed the fabric composition and color, purchased a replacement fabric, and custom dyed it to match the worn color of the original panels. Then, I hand-sewed the new panels on. I'm proud to say that the new handmade panels were virtually indistinguishable from the original.
Make an appointment today for alterations, custom garment design, or other projects.
Enjoy private sewing lessons tailored to your personal needs and interests. Most people like to go over the basics: from threading the machine to tackling the fabric store, to following a pattern. For more advanced students, we can create patterns off of clothes that you already own, and learn to use the serger overlock machine. Whether you want to learn to your own easy alterations, sew patches, how to hem a skirt, or make your own clothes, we’ll go over everything you need to make your projects stress-free and fun.
Private lessons are held at my comfortable Hawthorne studio in the heart of Portland.