I've been interested in this fabric and I will advise that If the colors are not on the Spoonflower map, they probably will not print true. I took out my color map from Spoonflower and thought I would suggest using Hex#4E2B1B or #4F3529. #5C3125 if pretty but a bit lighter that the other two and would not look grey. I would try each color, each with a different name, perhaps the hex #, and go with the one you like best. If the problem can be resolved, I'd love to make a shirt for my husband out of this stripe.
crycket, I'm sorry you're unhappy. I always suggest people get swatches of the fabric before buying a larger amount, since the printing process means the color does not look the same as the screen. That's an important factor in patterns like these especially because the color is not on the Spoonflower color map as an exact match. I'm not sure if there's anything you can do, crycket, although it might be possible to darken the fabric with overdye if you are careful (though this will affect the blue striping, which seems to be much closer in color match than the brown).
Because I've received several comments along the same lines, I'll be revising this pattern again to try to get it darker and closer to the original. I will write in the comments here once the revision is uploaded; please send me a message if you have any additional suggestions to add to version 4.0. I will also be contacting Spoonflower about their process and whether they'll be bringing Ultra back, which enabled the colors to get closer to the screen and darker. Thanks!
My mom just finished a really awesome suit top and skirt in this for cosplay....but the colour is so washed out...it almost looks grey...desprete to try and make this costume work....but I feel like it just isn't going to....*sigh*