It is a sad fact that despite owning many pairs of beautiful high heeled shoes, that I tend to wear trousers more than dresses or skirts (probably because of all the travelling I do).
I have been successfully using my Palmer Pletsch McCalls 5239 pattern which I adjusted to fit me for several pairs of trousers and decided to make another pair to add to the blue, black and beige pairs.
This pair was made using a predominately grey weave which is light enough to take me from summer to autumn (the photo seems show the colour darker than it is).
I wanted to add a few more expensive RTW touches to these trousers so decided to add some lilac lining to the waistband and top-stitching in a silk lilac thread along the leg side seam, pocket detail and waistband.
I have found several different fabrics in my stash that will work really well for coordinating pieces to go with these trousers, plus I have a pretty lilac cardigan and a couple of grey ones that I can wear with them too. While the lilac thread adds a subtle touch to these, it doesn't stand out so much that I couldn't wear other colours with the trousers.
When I first discussed my 6PAC I wanted grey and melon - I haven't forgotten about that - indeed I purchased some lovely melon coloured silk in Malaysia which will go well with these and give me my original colour pallet.