Harlequin Costume needs your needles.
The local costume, dance and formal wear store is supplying costumes for Rainbow Stage's production of Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story, which opens on June 11.
The musical about the life and times of the iconic 1950s rock and roll star requires about 80 costumes in total, roughly 35 of which Harlequin is building from scratch.
Buddy Holly performs in the 1950s in this undated photo. (AP)
"It is unusual to be doing this number of costumes," says Harlequin Costume's owner Scott Malabar.
"We do have a large inventory to draw on, but the director Ray Hogg wants a certain look in a certain colour palette and in certain numbers, so we've got to do a quick turnaround on those particular items."
Malabar only has three weeks to get his poodle skirts in a row, hence the call to Winnipeggers who have experience on industrial sewing machines and are looking to earn some cash by helping bring a musical legend to life.
Harlequin has costumed shows for Rainbow Stage since 1991, though according to Malabar, the 59-year-old company has often opted to rent entire wardrobes from American productions.
He says Rainbow's new artistic director Ray Hogg, who is also helming Buddy
, is making a push to use local suppliers.
Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story runs June 11 to July 4 at Kildonan Park's outdoor stage.