Billie Trouser Kit

A versatile trouser in some lovely soft needlecord, March's kit includes everything you need to make the Billie Trousers from Fibre Mood.

The Billie Trouser is a classic everyday trouser and a wardrobe staple. They have a slim leg which gently tapers towards the ankle, whilst still being roomy around the thigh, with a rise that sits about an inch below the natural waist.

At the front there’s a fly zip, which is straightforward to sew and comes together easily. Shaping is provided at the back by simple darts and the contoured waistband is made up of three pieces, making it easy to adjust.

Hidden in the side seams you’ll find some cleverly sewn pockets and in her tips video Lauren shows you how to create an additional facing piece for these so your pocket lining doesn’t peek out.

The trousers have a cropped ankle length, but we’ve included enough fabric in the kits to extend them to full length (as we did on the tan and green samples). Lauren demonstrates how to make this simple pattern adjustment in her accompanying video.

And for a beautiful finish on the inside she also shows you how to create continuous bias binding from your leftover pocket fabric and how to then use this to sew a neat Hong Kong finish on the inner waistband and fly. A technique you’ll want to use on all your makes!

For this kit we’ve chosen a lovely needlecord in three muted colours: navy, green and tan.

This high-quality fabric is so soft to the touch. It has a gentle drape with enough body to hold the shape of the leg. The needlecord is 98% cotton and 2% elastane, giving the fabric a slight stretch and making the trousers very comfortable to wear. To compliment the fabrics we’ve chosen imitation wood buttons in matching shades from the Textile Garden.

For the pocket lining we’ve kept things simple and included a 100% cotton, navy poplin. This fabric is really easy to work with and keeps the pockets nice and sleek.

To see the fabrics close up check out the video in the main gallery above by swiping left.

This pattern is available in UK sizes 4-30. Waist 26-50”, hip 34-55”.

The full size charts, including finished measurements, can be viewed in the gallery above.

If you'd like to see how the Billie Trousers look on many different bodies, check out the Instagram hashtag, here.

  • A0 print out of the Billie Trouser pattern from Fibre Mood. All sizes are included on the print out.
  • The PDF digital instruction booklet for the Billie Trouser pattern. This will be contained in your order confirmation email and will also be available to access when logged into the g&g website. Please note the digital A0 or A4 PDF pattern files for the Billie Trousers are NOT included in this kit (this is due to Fibre Mood licensing restrictions).
  • Main fabric: as described above. Select from option above: 'Up to size 18' kits contain 2.2m of fabric and 'Up to size 30' kits contain 2.7m of fabric.
  • Lining fabric: as described above. All kits include 0.3m.
  • Interfacing: 0.45m medium weight interfacing
  • Thread: 1 reel of Gutermann thread, shade 387 (navy), 555, (green) or 124 (tan).
  • Button: 1 x 20mm imitation wood button from The Textile Garden to match fabric
  • Zip: 1 x 15cm nylon zip to match fabric
  • Sewing Machine Needles: Schmetz size 80 needle pack
  • Label: 'Me Made' Sew in woven label
  • Video: access to Lauren’s top tips videos, as described below

A physical print out of the instruction booklet will NOT be included. You can view the instruction booklet on your device at home, print it out at home, or add the 'printed pattern instructions' product (see link below) to your order and we will print it for you.

Alongside the purchase of this kit you will receive access to Lauren’s exclusive YouTube videos to be used alongside the pattern instructions.

She shares her hints and tips on getting a really lovely finish on your garment including how to work with corduroy fabric, how to make continuous bias binding, how to draft a pocket facing, how to install a zip fly, how to sew a Hong Kong seam binding and much more!

The two videos have over 47 minutes of footage, sectioned out with time stamps/chapters for easy reference and navigation.

The links to the videos will be contained in your order confirmation email along with the pdf files, please file this safely for future reference.

Fibre Mood rate the difficulty level of this pattern as 3/5.

Techniques covered include sewing a zip fly, darts and inseam pockets. All of these elements are of course covered in Lauren's top tips video.

To complete this project successfully you'll need a regular sewing machine along with Lauren's essential recommended sewing tools.

If you would like a printed copy of the instructions sent out with your kit, in addition to the PDF copy that you will receive, please see the related products below and add it to your cart as a separate product.

Your kit will be wrapped in tissue and beautifully presented in recyclable packaging.

These kits are available for immediate dispatch.

As Sewing Society kits are processed and shipped from a different location to the shop, we are unable to group together kit orders with past or subsequent orders or combine orders retrospectively. Please click here for the full g&g Sewing Society shipping terms.

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