Closet Core Patterns | Mitchell Trousers

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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.

Sewing level: Intermediate

Sizes: 0 - 20 (see the sizing chart here)

Suggested Fabrics:

  • 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.

For 1.5m wide fabric:

View A (Tapered Leg)

  • 1.15 m: Sizes 0-16: 2.5 m, Sizes 18-20 = 2.75 m
  • 1.5 m: Sizes 0-6: 1.75 m, Sizes 8-16 = 2 m, Sizes 18-20 = 2.25 m

View B (Wide Leg)

  • 1.15 mSizes 0-6: 3 m, Sizes 8-20 = 3.25 m
  • 1.5 mSizes 0-12: 2.5 m, Sizes 14-20 = 2.75 m

Additional Supplies:

    • Fusible interfacing, 0.45 m for 58” wide interfacing, 0.9 m for 20” wide interfacing
    • Pocket lining, 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) 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)

Customer Reviews

Based on 119 reviews
Harlene overalls

I made these for my slender 14 year old in stretch green pinwale with antique copper hardware. I cut a size 6, added some length to the legs and took 2cm per side width out of the back. The pattern instructions are easy to follow though I would love it if every second size, rather than every size, was printed on one pattern sheet as this would improve ease of cutting. Maaike always sources good quality fabrics and the pinwale is easy to work with.

Sharon Robertson

Closet Core Patterns | Mitchell Pants & Shorts

Easy Style

This pattern was so quick to arrive, now to make it.

Pattern purchase

Always love receiving free fabric samples in my mail from Maiidesign - super speedy service. One of my fave places to shop

anne stephenson

Love maaidesign fabrics are always a delight

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