blue (greyhound), cadet, carbon, charcoal, cinereous, Davy’s, dim.
Dolphin, dove, dun, elephant’s breath,
eigengrau, fuscous, gainsboro, glaucous, granite, gray.
Gris, gun-metal, iron, jet, lavender, lead, midnight, mouse, neutral, obsidian.
Oil, oyster, Payne’s, pearl, petrel, platinum, puce, rocket metallic, salt and pepper, silver.
Slate, smoke, Spanish, steel, stone, stormcloud, taupe, thunder, timberwolf, whale.
That was Fifty Shades of Grey.
Salutations sewing siblings, are you here for a sewing story?
Here I am this time last year looking rather eccentric (my children’s words) in Simplicity 3850 Mark Two, The Grey Flannel Version: My first attempt at dispensing with the fly front. Mark One were also grey. Mark Three have a slightly better fit. There may be a Mark Four in my future as I find grey trews jolly useful. This pair have had that much wear that they are showing signs of wear. Which is brilliant. Why is it brilliant? It’s brilliant because I have worn them. Because I no longer even consider trying to buy ready-to-wear trousers because I understand my body shape (short legs, big bum) and how it does not conform to any ready-to-wear ‘standard’. Even with my fledgling fitting skills trousers that I make are a better fit than any ready-to-wear I have ever owned.
Do you have tried and true (TNT) trews? Let me know, maybe I can give them a try.
For my irreplaceable Dad who died at the end of January.
Sharing terrible jokes and showing you the things that I have made are two of a multitude of things that I already miss.