All Posts By: Mary-Ellen

A. C. Wise – Wendy, Darling

It has been over 25 twenty years since Wendy, Michael and John returned from their adventures in Neverland with Peter Pan. Rather than them retaining happy thoughts, Wendy is the only one who remembers Neverland; her brothers have forgotten (or, more aptly, repressed their memories). Michael has survived World War One but is suffering from […]

Cari Thomas, Thread Needle

Within the boroughs of London, nestled among its streets, hides another city, filled with magic. ‘Magic and love. Love and magic. They destroy everything in the end …’ Anna’s Aunt has always warned her of the dangers of magic. Its twists. Its knots. Its deadly consequences. Now Anna counts down the days to the ceremony […]

Top Ten Online Fabric Shops

I thought I’d take 10 minutes out today to share a few of my favourite online fabric and haberdashery businesses. Having taken up sewing as the word went into lockdown, online fabric shopping is all I’ve known. There also isn’t a great variety of bricks and mortar dressmaking shops in Northern Ireland so shopping online […]

Fashioning Yourself through Sewing

I don’t know about you, but one of my favourite things about sewing is the opportunity for self-expression. What we wear says a lot about who we are. The potential for this self-expression is heightened when we make our own clothes; we have unlimited choice of patterns, fabrics, colours and notions. As a bonus of […]

Adventures in Menswear

“No woman really knows anything about men’s clothes. How could she? After all, she’s conditioned to obsolescence, to the principle that things go out of fashion. Well-dressed men know that nothing worthwhile is ever outmoded, that a superb tailor’s work is ageless” — Finis Farr (American Author) I’ve been meaning to sew some garments for […]