Debbie asked for a progress report on the silver trench - the report is 'my progress is slow'!! It took me longer than I thought it would to cut out the fabric and lining - I forgot how much I hate having to add the seam allowance to BWOF patterns! I remember that I used to add them at the tracing stage so may do that next time. I am just about to cut out all the interfacing pieces. I will interface the top of the sleeve pieces as well as the top part of the front and back. The pattern interfaces the complete front but they only used a stretch satin for the trench - I am confident that my fabric will hold up to not having quite as much interfacing as that but will stabilise the chest area and upper back, I want it to keep it's fluidity and not be too 'stiff'.
I still have enough lining to line a skirt - I know it is a long way off but I am going to base next winters wardrobe around grey as my neutral. I already have quite a few pieces of fabric that will make great basics for next winter and I am discovering that I really love grey! It is as versatile as black, possibly more so as it looks great with brown, tan, navy and everything black looks good with. I can wear black but grey in all it's shades is so much more interesting :-)
Off to the sewing room, fingers crossed I will get some actual sewing done later on this afternoon!!