Mitchell Trousers Pattern
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.
Pattern Difficulty: IntermediateLearn more about how we rank pattern difficulty
- 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 (sizes 0-20) - 45inch / 1.14 m wide
VIEW A - TAPERED LEG ~Sizes 0-16 = 2.75 yd (2.5 m), Sizes 18-20 = 3 yd (2.75 m)
VIEW B - WIDE LEG ~Sizes 0-6 = 3.25 yd (3 m), Sizes 8-20 = 3.5 yd (3.25 m)
Yardage (sizes 0-20) - 58inch / 1.5 m wide
VIEW A - TAPERED LEG ~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 ~Sizes 0-12 = 2.75 yd (2.5 m), Sizes 14-20 = 3 yd (2.75 m)
Yardage (sizes 14-32) - 45inch / 1.14 m wide
VIEW A - TAPERED LEG ~Sizes 14-22 = 3.5 yd (3.25 m), Sizes 24-32 = 3.75 yd (3.5 m)
VIEW B - WIDE LEG ~Sizes 14-24 = 3.75 yd (3.5 m), Sizes 26-32 = 4 yd (3.75 m)
Yardage (sizes 14-32) - 58inch / 1.5 m wide
VIEW A - TAPERED LEG ~Sizes 14-20 = 2.75 yd (2.5 m), Sizes 22-28 = 3 yd (2.75 m), Sizes 30-32 = 3.25 yd (3 m)
VIEW B - WIDE LEG ~Sizes 14-24 = 3.25 yd (3 m), Sizes 24-32 = 3.5 yd (3.25 m)
- Fusible interfacing
- 58” wide interfacing: 1/2 yd (0.45 m)
- 20” wide interfacing: 1 yd (0.9 m)
- 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
- 14-32 Size Range: sizes 14-20 = 7" long, sizes 22-28 = 8" long, sizes 30-32 = 9" long
- Sew-in hook & bar closure for pants: 1/2" (13mm)
- 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)
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PDF File Details
|Sizes 0-20||Sizes 14-32|
|Letter / A4||36-41 depending on view||45-50 pages depending on view|
|Copyshop / A0||3 pages||3 pages|
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I saw a photo ad for these and realised they may solve a friend's problem. She suffers from occasional stomach bloating due to crohn's disease, so hadn't been able to wear trousers due to her changing size. I tried out this pattern for myself, so I knew how they are made. Then I adjusted them for her. Instead of sewing the smaller waist strap though all layers I just attached it to the front. I also widened the front pocket pieces, and front waistband facings so the waist pleat could open out when needed. I then added 3 snap fastenings inside the pleat to hold the folds together. These can be unfastened one at a time to increase the waist size, while the bands and D rings do the fine tuning and keep everything in place. She is very pleased with them and says they are very comfortable, so may ask for some more in other fabrics. (I used denim for the first pair, but she thinks she'd like some summer weight ones too). I love my pair as well. I have plenty of dressmaking experience but had not managed to get a good fit in trousers before. This pattern, and the accompanying online advice, have made it so simple. Some quick photos and then a few suggested tweaks on the muslins and I now have patterns I can use again that fit us both well. Thank you.
Ordered this pattern because of the great design, looking forward to making it
Haven’t used this pattern but it is first up for 2023
Great pattern, increased my ability to make pockets etc, plan to make a few pairs with this lovely pattern.
Constructing the zipper fly and working out the alterations to get a good fit gave me the confidence to feel ready to attempt jeans. And I've since tried both your jeans patterns, and they're amazing too. The layered PDF files are an absolute revelation. However, since the Club Q shooting incited by Chaya Raichik / Libs of TikTok, who is platformed by Shopify as long as they continue to monetize ongoing targeted stochastic terrorism against the LGBTQ community, I can't in good conscience patronize them. I sure hope the fine people at Closet Core end their affiliation with Shopify.
I haven't had time to even print out the pattern yet. Hope my purchase has an unlimited time for use.