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Mitchell Trouser Kit

Go all out with details or choose a more paired back look; September's kit includes everything you need to make a super pair of smart and warm Closet Core Mitchell Trousers!

The Mitchell Trousers are an elegant and comfortable trouser with some extra special details. They're a modern interpretation of the classic pleated trouser, but include some unique elements which set them apart. Sew them up with a full length wide leg or choose a tapered leg which finishes at the ankle.

The deep front pleats enclose the angled pockets, which are faced with the exterior fabric, meaning there's no risk of your lining peeking out. The pocket love continues on the back of the trouser, where sleek welt pockets can be sewn. Choose whether to sew one, both or no welt pockets depending on the look you want (and the sewing time you have available!).

Adjustable waist straps can be added for extra detail, with the straps cleverly sewn into the front pleats and back darts. The straps are fastened with metal D rings, giving a really professional finish.

The trousers close with a fly front zip and have a comfy hidden waistband facing for a sleek silhouette. The top of the fly is secured with a hook and bar as well as an internal button.

What sets this kit apart is the amazing fabric we've sourced. This pure wool fabric is ex-designer and has a really beautiful hand. We've also included an ex-designer pocket lining fabric and Lauren shows you how to use the leftovers from this to create neat Hong Kong bound seams for a super professional finish you'll be really proud of!

All kits include enough fabric to make either view of the trouser.

This kit is available in three different coloured wool fabrics: deep green, maroon and denim.

This gorgeous fabric is 100% wool and is ex-designer deadstock. It is really high quality, feels super soft and is a dream to sew and press. The fabric is on the lighter side of medium weight and has a soft drape that works really compliments the shape of the Mitchells.

The sumptuous deep green has a more solid colouring, while the maroon and denim have a subtle textured appearance. These two also have a darker reverse side, which you could use as the outer if you prefer a more subtle colour.

For the pocket lining we've sourced some lovely cotton poplin, which is also ex-designer. This fabric is 97% cotton and 3% elastane, giving it a slight stretch. Deep green and maroon kits will receive black lining with dainty red flowers fabric and denim kits will receive navy with dainty green flowers lining fabric.

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

This pattern comes in two size bands. The PDF files are split across the following size brackets:

US sizes 0-20 (waist 24-39", hip 33-48”)

US sizes 14-32 (waist 35-53", hip 45-63”)

You will receive digital files for ALL sizes, but please select your kit size option above - this will include the corresponding print out.

Finished garment measurements:

US sizes 0-20 (waist 25.1-40", hip 39.5-54.4")

US sizes 14-32 (waist 36.7-54.6", hip 50.9-68.9”)

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

  • The PDF digital files for the Closet Core Mitchell Trousers (Size range: US 00-32). The link to the PDF instruction booklet and information on how to access your PDF files for ALL sizes will be contained in your order confirmation email and are available to access when logged into the g&g website
  • A0 print out of the Closet Core Mitchell Trousers. Pattern pieces for EITHER US sizes 0-20 OR US sizes 14-32 (please choose your kit size option above)
  • Main fabric (as described above) either 2.75m (sizes US 0-20) or 3.25m (sizes US 14-32)
  • Lining fabric: 0.65m cotton
  • 2 reels of matching Gutermann thread, shade BLK (maroon), 95 (denim) or 766 (deep green)
  • Interfacing: Black medium weight cotton iron on woven Interfacing, 0.3m (sizes US 0-20) or 0.4m (sizes US 14-32)
  • Button: 1 x 15mm black corozo button
  • Matching zip: 18cm (sizes US 0-20) or 23cm (sizes US 14-32)
  • Hook & bar: Prym 12mm, pack of 2
  • D rings: 4 x 38mm D rings in gunmetal (denim & maroon kits) or antique brass (deep green kits)
  • Cotton tape: 0.5m 6mm wide cotton tape
  • Sewing Machine Needles: Prym size 80 Needles
  • 'Me Made' Sew in woven label

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 series of 2 YouTube videos to be used alongside the pattern instructions, as well as a BOUNS video on making continuous bias binding.

She shares her hints and tips on getting a really lovely finish on your garment including how to sew a fly, how to construct welt pockets, how to sew the front pleats, how to make continuous bias binding, how to sew Hong Kong bound seams and much more!

The three videos have a total of over 50 minutes of footage, sectioned out with time stamps/chapters for easy reference and navigation.

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

This pattern is aimed at intermediate dressmakers, as it includes some unique construction methods and welt pockets where precision is needed. We suggest that this wouldn't be the first pair of trousers you have ever made, but if you have tackled some simpler styles of trouser before, this is a great project for developing your skills and confidence further.

However, the pattern difficulty can be reduced by omitting the welt pockets and straps.

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

A clapper is also very helpful for pressing the wool in this kit and getting a crisp finish.

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.

We will aim to dispatch all kits as soon as possible after orders are placed, and we aim to have all kits shipped out by Friday 22nd September.

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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