Pathfinder Vest - Children ~ gender neutral

Size Chart + Materials List

Keep them bundled up, wherever their imagination may take them.  The Pathfinder Vest pattern is perfect for a cool afternoon of adventuring, with freedom of movement and added warmth.  

Mix and match styles to achieve over 70 stunning combinations, for all children.

Skill level: Beginner - adventurous beginner depending on options chosen

  • Curved Dropped back option - keep those kidneys warm
  • Pixie hood & Classic Round hood
  • Two lengths - Classic & Extended for extra warmth
  • V-neck & Round neck
  • Flutter sleeve
  • Collar
  • Yoked Pleated Back option
  • 2 Pocket styles
  • Optional overlapping button stand
  • Numerous options for closure 

Twig + Tale Pathfinder Vest Views

Download the BONUS Add-on pattern piece for the Crossroads front here.

Make old things new again! Twig & Tale patterns pair wonderfully with upcycled fabrics. Look to vintage blankets, gently used wool sweaters and corduroy/wool trousers for exteriors - vintage sheets and lovely shirts for lining.

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Customer Reviews

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S.J.
Love this Vest!

My son loves his pathfinder vest and I get so many compliments when he wears it. I added the optional button strip, used the extended length and chose the pixie hood. I love all the options, you can sew a different vest every time! Highly recommended and thank you for a fabulous pattern.

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N.B.
Vest

I have made the vest for my granddaughter and found the pattern extremely easy to follow. I sent it to her the other day, as she lives 12 hours south of us and has already worn it. Thank you

D
D.P.
Love this

I need to make a ton of these! All the options are endless. An easy to follow pattern and true to size.

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c.
pathfinder vest

great pattern great instructions!!!!!! love your patterns!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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A.Z.
Great Vest

I must apologise. I did a review a few week ago and said the sizing was wrong. I worked out that it was my fault. I printed the pattern and did not check the one inch square. Now that I have it correct the pattern is perfect.

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l.p.
loving it

This is one of the best patterns I've made up. Easy to download & print. It is just a beautiful pattern to work with. My 2 pathfinders look professionally made. I'm loving it!!!

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O.G.
So sweet

Love this pattern! Thank you!

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L.P.
Sweet and easy

This is my firt pattern fro TT. It was so quick and easy to sew and maybe because of realy nice made manual.

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Pathfinder Vest Size Chart & Materials List

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Size Chart

Size

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

12

14

Child’s Chest  Measurement   

                                         

inches      cm

 19.5
48

20
51

21
54

22
56

23
59

24
61

26
66

27
69

28
71

28.5
72.5

30
76

31.5
80

Finished Vest Chest Measurement

inches      cm

26.5
67

27
69

28
71

29
73

29.5
75

30.5
77

31
79

32
81

32.5
83

34
87

36
91

37.5
95

Finished Classic Vest Length

Add 2” (5cm) for Extended Length

Add an additional 3” (7.5cm) for Curved Drop Back

inches      cm

12.5
31.5

13.5
34

14.5
36.5

15.5
39

16
40.5

16.5
42

17
43.5

18
45

18.5
46.5

19
48

20
51

21
54

 

Suggested fabrics

Exterior:  I like to use vintage woolen blankets, but you can use any warm fabric such as wool, wool blends, corduroy or velvet.  Fleece and WindPro are also suitable fabrics.  You could also use quilting cottons for a spring weight vest.
Lining: Cotton, linen, flannel or other soft breathable fabric.


Fabric requirements

You will need the amounts listed in the charts below for both lining and exterior fabrics (44 inches/115cm wide). 

Pathfinder Vest Materials Chart

Other supplies & notions

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