Trailblazer Vest - Women
Digital Pattern + Video Class

Trailblazer Vest - Women
Digital Pattern + Video Class

$14.00 USD
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Trailblazer Vests are made for crisp mornings and ambitious endeavours.  Zip up, slip hands in pockets and be ready for whatever outdoor adventures may come along.

Featuring curved seams and a back yoke for a great fit and professional-looking finish, a full zip front, and cosy in-seam pockets.

Skill Level: Adventurous beginner - Intermediate

Video Class for sewing the Trailblazer Vest sewing pattern by Twig + Tale

Video Support: A full course of clear, concise videos accompany this pattern, alongside a comprehensive written and photographed instruction booklet.

The Nestledown Pregnancy + Baby-Carry Add-on is designed to transform this vest into both a pregnancy and baby wearing vest, with the use of clever zip-in panels.  You can view the add-on here.

Sizing + Supplies

The Women's Trailblazer Vest includes sizes 0-26. 
Size 0 starts where the children's sizes finish.

View all Trailblazer Vest patterns and Add-ons here

View size chart + materials list 

**  We will be updating all our adult patterns into our new size chart of 0-32. If you are interested in helping us test the updated sizing, please register your interest using this form, and we will be in contact when the time comes.

Views + Features

 

Men's Trailblazer Vest sewing pattern by Twig + Tale

  • Stand-up collar
  • Zipper closure (with alternatives of snaps or buttons)
  • In-seam pockets
  • Optional wind flap for extra warmth and style
  • Fancy adding a hood? The Forester Coat hood mashes perfectly

What is the difference between Pathfinder and Trailblazer?  Read all about it here

Bonus Resources
Printing Info

This is a PDF pattern and includes three printing options:

  1. US Letter/A4 - tiled and designed to print on your home printer
  2. Copyshop - A0 wide-format file (33.1″ x 46.8″) 
  3. Projector - specially-formatted and optimized for home projector use.  Read more about using our projector files here 

All pattern printing formats include “layers”, allowing you to print only the size(s) you need, or all of the sizes. A comprehensive sewing instruction tutorial is supplied.

View pattern FAQ 

  • Look Inside
  • Works With
  • Resources

The pattern instructions include videos for every step

Mashes With

This pattern is designed to "mash" with elements of the following

Add-Ons

Expand your pattern with these creative add-ons

Customer Reviews

Based on 84 reviews
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Donna (Melbourne, AU)
Great pattern

Very clear instructions. The skill level of ‘adventurous beginner’ was probably a little too hard for me but I managed to get through and was really impressed with the finished product. They wear them daily and every time they do, I get compliments.

N
Nanine Lessing (Pretoria, ZA)
Amazing pattern

The instructions are easy to follow and the pattern is very versatile. Loved making it

N
Nita Lightbody (Campbell River, CA)
Easy to sew

This was quick to sew up and instructions were easy to follow. The pattern is nice but the bottom flared out quite a lot which was not shown in the photos and my customer did not like that part of it. Another customer however really liked that it flared and so she wanted it ! Haha! I particularly appreciated the instructions to do alterations which I have found difficult in the past.
I would have posted a photo but it was bought today and my request to review came after she left.

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Ingrid Romeyn (Christchurch, NZ)

Love this pattern not to difficult and many great options

M
Muriel R. (Mairena del Aljarafe, ES)
Puffy grey and yellow

It is the first time that I sew a quilted garment and with the step-by-step included in the tutorial has been perfect. I really enjoyed the process and I'm going to enjoy wearing it even more! This vest is a perfect pattern to personalize and add all the details you like.

J
Jenny from Tassie. (Hobart, AU)
A great and easy pattern

I managed to achieve some great results with this pattern. The request was for a hunting vest, with extra large pockets and in camoflauge. This pattern was perfect for it!! I really love twig n tale patterns.

G
Gina Peckford (Aylesford, CA)
Men’s vest

Easy to sew with great directions and my son (27) loves it!

J
John Lopes (Stouffville, CA)
Good first project

I was pretty much a complete beginner and had only done some very basic repairs on the machine (I actually got a new machine part way through this as the vintage one just had so many issues). I was able to figure out the pattern and put this together in about 1 week. The only thing I found a little confusing were the references to "right side up" etc, which can get overwhelming when you're working with multiple panels and are a beginner, I would also say WATCH THE VIDEOS! Regardless, if you take the project one piece at a time you will be able to figure out the garment, this taught me A LOT, and I made a lot of mistakes which I was able to correct! If I could offer some advice for a beginner like me, it would be to NOT use a stretchable sherpa on the inside as it goes out of alignment very easily and to cut as precisely as possible from the pattern. I have since upgraded my cutting tools to a rotary device and I'm sure that will help next time. I'm looking forward to my second attempt and have also purchased the men's shirt pattern from Twig and Tale.

M
Mark Pearce (Southampton, GB)
Great versatile pattern.

I was asked by my sister to make an emergency fishermans style vest for one of her son's. It was not something that I had done before, I have only been sewing for a year, but I found this pattern and thought I would give it a go. I found it really easy to follow the instructions and it was very flexible as to how I could make the vest look. I was pleased with how it came out in the end, and my nephew was very pleased with it. I had a bit of an issue with my zip, which I corrected after I had taken a photo and then forgot to take another photo of it.......

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Maxine Groobey (General Toshevo, BG)
Easy and fabulous!

I was really surprised at how easy this Trailblazer Vest was to make. It made up fast, instructions were easy to follow and the pattern pieces fit together very well. I already have another planned with the add-ons for a spring/ summer version.

Customer Reviews

Based on 84 reviews
98%
(82)
2%
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D
Donna (Melbourne, AU)
Great pattern

Very clear instructions. The skill level of ‘adventurous beginner’ was probably a little too hard for me but I managed to get through and was really impressed with the finished product. They wear them daily and every time they do, I get compliments.

N
Nanine Lessing (Pretoria, ZA)
Amazing pattern

The instructions are easy to follow and the pattern is very versatile. Loved making it

N
Nita Lightbody (Campbell River, CA)
Easy to sew

This was quick to sew up and instructions were easy to follow. The pattern is nice but the bottom flared out quite a lot which was not shown in the photos and my customer did not like that part of it. Another customer however really liked that it flared and so she wanted it ! Haha! I particularly appreciated the instructions to do alterations which I have found difficult in the past.
I would have posted a photo but it was bought today and my request to review came after she left.

I
Ingrid Romeyn (Christchurch, NZ)

Love this pattern not to difficult and many great options

M
Muriel R. (Mairena del Aljarafe, ES)
Puffy grey and yellow

It is the first time that I sew a quilted garment and with the step-by-step included in the tutorial has been perfect. I really enjoyed the process and I'm going to enjoy wearing it even more! This vest is a perfect pattern to personalize and add all the details you like.

J
Jenny from Tassie. (Hobart, AU)
A great and easy pattern

I managed to achieve some great results with this pattern. The request was for a hunting vest, with extra large pockets and in camoflauge. This pattern was perfect for it!! I really love twig n tale patterns.

G
Gina Peckford (Aylesford, CA)
Men’s vest

Easy to sew with great directions and my son (27) loves it!

J
John Lopes (Stouffville, CA)
Good first project

I was pretty much a complete beginner and had only done some very basic repairs on the machine (I actually got a new machine part way through this as the vintage one just had so many issues). I was able to figure out the pattern and put this together in about 1 week. The only thing I found a little confusing were the references to "right side up" etc, which can get overwhelming when you're working with multiple panels and are a beginner, I would also say WATCH THE VIDEOS! Regardless, if you take the project one piece at a time you will be able to figure out the garment, this taught me A LOT, and I made a lot of mistakes which I was able to correct! If I could offer some advice for a beginner like me, it would be to NOT use a stretchable sherpa on the inside as it goes out of alignment very easily and to cut as precisely as possible from the pattern. I have since upgraded my cutting tools to a rotary device and I'm sure that will help next time. I'm looking forward to my second attempt and have also purchased the men's shirt pattern from Twig and Tale.

M
Mark Pearce (Southampton, GB)
Great versatile pattern.

I was asked by my sister to make an emergency fishermans style vest for one of her son's. It was not something that I had done before, I have only been sewing for a year, but I found this pattern and thought I would give it a go. I found it really easy to follow the instructions and it was very flexible as to how I could make the vest look. I was pleased with how it came out in the end, and my nephew was very pleased with it. I had a bit of an issue with my zip, which I corrected after I had taken a photo and then forgot to take another photo of it.......

M
Maxine Groobey (General Toshevo, BG)
Easy and fabulous!

I was really surprised at how easy this Trailblazer Vest was to make. It made up fast, instructions were easy to follow and the pattern pieces fit together very well. I already have another planned with the add-ons for a spring/ summer version.