Closet Core Patterns : Mitchell Trousers Pattern

$23.37 USD

Inspired by a genius songwriter with timeless style, Mitchell is a modern interpretation of a classic pleated trouser. Elegant and comfortable with very special details, they are destined to become your new favourite bottoms.

The Mitchell Trousers are high-waisted with a fly front zipper and a comfy hidden waistband facing for a sleek continuous silhouette through the rise–choose between a hidden pants hook and bar or classic button closure. Deep pleats in the front enclose a unique angled pocket. Darts shape the back, with optional back welt pockets.
View A features a tapered leg ending at the ankle.
View B features a full-length wide leg and adjustable waist straps secured with D-rings or sliders.

Skill level: Intermediate

Sizes: 0 - 20
*See images for more sizing information and fabric requirements.

Suggested Fabric:

  • For a structured look, use sturdy woven fabrics like light to midweight denim, twill and canvas, and midweight linen, cotton, and wool suiting.
  • For a softer effect, choose midweight fabrics with drape, such as tencel twill, wool crepe, or silk noil.

Yardage Requirements:

View A (Tapered Leg)

  • 45" (1.15 m): Sizes 0-16: 2.75 yd (2.5 m), Sizes 18-20 = 3 yd (2.75 m)
  • 58" (1.5 m): Sizes 0-6: 2 yd (1.75 m), Sizes 8-16 = 2.25 yd (2 m), Sizes 18-20 = 2.5 yd (2.25 m)

View B (Wide Leg)

  • 45" (1.15 m)Sizes 0-6: 3.25 yd (3 m), Sizes 8-20 = 3.5 yd (3.25 m)
  • 58" (1.5 m)Sizes 0-12: 2.75 yd (2.5 m), Sizes 14-20 = 3 yd (2.75 m)


Additional Supplies:

  • Fusible interfacing, 1/2 yd (0.45 m) for 58” wide interfacing, 1 yd (0.9 m) for 20” wide interfacing
  • Pocket lining, 3/4 yd (0.7 m) for 45” or 58” wide fabric
  • Pants zipper
    • 0-20 Size Range: sizes 0-6 = 5" long, sizes 8-16 = 6" long, sizes 18-20 = 7" long
  • Sew-in hook & bar closure for pants, 1/2" (13mm) or
  • Pants button to secure fly front, 5/8" (16 mm)
  • Button for inside waistband, 5/8” (16 mm)
  • Thread in matching colour
  • Optional: Slider buckles (one pair) or D-Rings (two pairs) for adjustable waist straps, 1 1/2” (38 mm) wide 
  • Optional: Small buttons to secure back pocket welts, 3/8 - 1/2" (10-15 mm)
  • Optional: Twill tape to reinforce front pocket openings, 1/2 yd (0.5 m)
  • Optional: Double fold bias tape for finishing waistband (may be replaced with serged stitch), 2 yds (1.75 m)