Theme for October – Grease is the Word!



Hi Sewcialists!  I’m Joanne and I blog over at Sew Little Time .  After much discussion on Twitter about the theme for October, we decided to resurrect an idea we all got excited about some time ago – the Grease sewalong!

Hosting with me are the lovely Claire from Sew Incidentally  and equally lovely Rachel from The Hollywood Sew.  Throughout the month, we’ll be posting pattern and fabric inspiration to get you going on choosing what to make, whether that is a recreation of an outfit from the film, or a look inspired by it.

The film was made in 1978, based on a 1971 musical, but set in 1959.  So you can take your inspiration from a wide range of styles from the 1950s and early 60s, from poodle to pencil skirts and sweaters to shirts.  There are even dance dresses to consider.

And the best part?  Minerva Crafts have kindly agreed to offer a fabric bundle to the maker of the best garment or outfit!  To be eligible for the prize, please post a pic to the Flickr group ( – to avoid Flickr weirdos, you have to request to join but we’ll approve asap!  To give you time to sew and photograph, the closing date will be 15th November, with the winner chosen shortly after.  Garments should be made between now and then, no previous makes to be entered please!

I’ll leave you with a song that’s been stuck in my head pretty much since we started planning this sewalong – you’re welcome for the earworm!

So what do you think?  Are you in?