As these trousers are as black as coal, and Lancashire is historically a mining community as well as a textile one, it’s appropriate that these trousers are named for a local pit.  As I once worked at Heskin Hall…it’s the obvious choice.

So, here are the Heskin trousers:

They are the same pattern as the Almost Perfect Trousers but I narrowed the leg a smidge and like them even more for that.


In fact…I think I’ve now nailed this pattern!  I don’t think I’m going to get a better fit than this.  Having looked at some of the high end RTW out there, I’d go so far as to say that mine hold their own.

These are stretch lightweight wool and just so comfortable.

And although they are just the simplest pair of black trousers ever made, I love them.  They are a really great wardrobe basic.  And they make me happy!

The small print:

Pattern:         McCalls 5239 – £0 as pattern previously used.

Fabric:           Wool/lycra mix from Washable Fabric on Preston market.

Notions:         Thread, zip and hook fastener from stash. £0.

Total cost:      £10

PS – The top is last years Monsoon.  I had to take it in by 4″ because I’ve lost weight since I bought it.  

I’m not complaining! 🙂