Women's Pathfinder Vest

Size Chart + Materials List

Keep warm, wherever your adventures may take you.  The Pathfinder Vest pattern is perfect for an afternoon of adventuring, with freedom of movement and added warmth.

Skill Level: Adventurous beginner  

  • Pixie hood & classic round hood
  • V-neck & round neck
  • Flutter sleeve
  • Kangaroo + patch pocket
  • Loop, buttonhole or snap closure

 

Pair it with Crossroads!  The unique petal-shape Crossroads front add-on creates a whole new look!  The Crossroads front also makes for a fantastic maternity/nursing garment.

Make old things new again! Twig & Tale patterns pair wonderfully with upcycled fabrics. 

Don't be afraid to embellish a little! Explore our beginner-friendly Embroidery Pattern Collections.

Sizing + Supplies

The Women's Pathfinder Vest includes teens, women's and curvy women's sizing all in the one pattern.

View size chart + materials list 

View Children's Pathfinder | View Baby Pathfinder

Printing Info

Our digital patterns are tiled and designed to print using your home printer on either US Letter, or A4 paper.  

Patterns include a nifty “layers” feature, allowing you to print only the size(s) you need, or all of the sizes. Full step-by-step printing instructions are supplied.

This pattern also includes an additional wide format file that can be taken to a local copy shop and printed on single sheets of A0 paper.

FAQ

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Cover photo by Angela Schade

 



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Customer Reviews

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F.
Good pattern

I had issues with missing instructions. Most has been rectified but I won’t be using elastic cord if I make it again. How to install it with the knot in the way is not clearly explained. I ended up removing the knot but have been instructed that it may not hold well long term. It is clear the designer wanted you to make your own loops for this project and I think it would run more smoothly that way.
I’m not a fan of the end result but that is due to my choices not the design. Seemed well drafted and the included instructions were good

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P.B.
Great product.

I was looking for a pattern like this for long time and finally found it. I made one for myself and love the shape.

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R.M.
Great Pattern

I’ve been searching for a vest pattern like this, and came across this one on Etsy. I made a Muslim first according to my measurements, and it was a little too big, so I sized down, and it turned out perfect. The instructions were very clear, and easy to follow. I used a pre quilted fabric with a slight stretch, and lined it with Rayon Challis. I also used the button loops, and cover buttons with the lining fabric. It turned out so nice. Can’t wait to see more patterns in the future from this company!

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M.A.

Awesome pattern!! THe vest turned out lovely. I can't wait to make my next one.

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C.A.
Pathfinder vest

This is such a great pattern. Easy to use and understand. Guaranteed successful results.

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L.V.
Enjoyable and Easy to Follow Instructions

I had so much fun making my Pathfinder. There were so many options to make it my own. I added piping and a fur trim to my pixie hood. Instructions were so easy to follow with video tutorials even a beginner could follow.
I am definitely planning on making more from Twig and Tale.
Thank you!

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B.J.
a challenge but worth it

I really like my vest now that it is finished although the fit isn't perfect. I found it really hard to make despite taking it slow and unpicking seams more times than i want to remember.. but i did try really hard to fit it well and then i unpicked to add first time ever piping to the seams etc because I wanted a really impressive finished vest :D I tried many of the fit adjustments included in the pattern (really appreciated the inclusion of these) and still couldn't get it right which was a bit disappointing, but overall i do love my vest and I'm sure it will get a lot of wear. I love that it has non scary fastening options :D and i love the cute additions like the pixie hood and (totallly pain in the bum to gather and sew all the layers in well, but completely worth the trouble-) -flutter sleeves. Also love the lower back!! Instructions were really clear and all the inspiration pics for ideas etc were great. thankyou Lisa!!

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T.W.
A beautifully put together pattern

I'm sewing my first pathfinder right now and LOVE everything about this pattern. From well worded, clear instructions and videos for every step to inspiration photos and encouragement to use recycled materials and try new things like embellishing with embroidery, instructions to get the perfect fit and a beautifully drafted pattern. - it's the best PDF pattern I've ever bought (and I've bought a lot! From a lot of different designers). Thanks Lisa. I can't wait to wear my pathfinder and make many more.

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Women's Pathfinder Vest - Size + Materials List

Size + Measurements Chart 

Twig + Tale Size

a
(girls 12)

b

c

d

e

f

g

h

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j

k

l

m

n

Upper Bust

29”
73.5cm

30”
76.5cm

31”
79cm

32”
81.5cm

33”
84cm

34”
86.5cm

35.5”
90cm

37”
94cm

39.5”
100.5cm

40.5”
103cm

42.5”
107.5cm

44”
112cm

46”
116.5cm

48”
121cm

Full Bust

30”
76.2cm

32”
81.3cm

33”
83.8cm

34”
86.4cm

35”
89cm

36”
91.4cm

37.5”
95.2cm

39”
99.1cm

41.5”
105.4cm

43.5”
110.5cm

45.5”
115.6cm

47.5”
120.7cm

49.5”
125.7cm

51.5”
130.8cm

Hip

32”
81.3cm

34.5”
86.4cm

35.5”
90.2cm

36.5”
92.7cm

37.5”
95.2cm

38.5”
97.8cm

40”
101.6cm

41.5”
105.4cm

43.5”
110.5cm

45.5”
115.6cm

47.5”
120.7cm

49.5”
125.7cm

51.5”
130.8cm

53.5”
135.9cm

Waist

25”
63.5cm

24”
61cm

25”
63.5cm

26”
66cm

27”
68.5cm

28”
71.1cm

29.5”
74.9cm

31”
78.7cm

33.5”
85.1cm

35.5”
90.2cm

37.5”
95.3cm

39.5”
100.3cm

41.5”
105.4cm

43.5”
110.5cm

Height

4’ 9”
146cm

5’5”
165cm

5’5”
165cm

5’5”
165cm

5’5”
165cm

5’5”
165cm

5’5”
165cm

5’5”
165cm

5’5”
165cm

5’5”
165cm

5’5”
165cm

5’5”
165cm

5’5”
165cm

5’5”
165cm

 1)  Measure your upper bust, full bust, waist and hip.

2)  Choose your size by your upper bust/full bust and then blend sizes to your waist/hip measurements if necessary.

This pattern is designed to be as beginner-friendly as possible. You should be able to get a great fit without advanced tailoring skills. 

The overlap at the front of the vest is purposefully designed so that the buttons can be placed on the finished vest for a custom fit without the need for you to adjust the pattern pieces.  

Our new split sizing accommodates as many body shapes as possible.  Our “Curvy Sizes” (j-n in the chart below) are drafted for a fuller bust.

 

Suggested Fabrics

Exterior: I like to use vintage woolen blankets, but you can use any warm fabric such as wool, wool blends, corduroy, denim, pre-quilted cottons, or velvet. Fleece and Wind-Pro are also suitable fabrics. You could also use quilting cottons for a spring weight vest or quilt an extra layer in between the exterior and lining fabric for extra warmth.  Sherpa and lightweight suede make for a stunning vest.

Lining: Traditionally you would use a slippery fabric for lining; however, cotton, linen and flannel work well too. If using a lightweight exterior fabric, you could use pre-quilted polyester lining to provide extra warmth.

 

Other Supplies & Notions

Fabric Requirement Chart

You will need the following amounts for both the exterior and the lining fabrics.  You may need more if matching plaids/checks or if you have a directional fabric.  

Fabric Width

 

a

b

c

d

e

f

g

h

i

j

k

l

m

n

110cm /43"

cm

115

135

145

145

150

160

160

160

160

165

170

180

190

190

 

inches

46

53

58

58

60

63

63

63

63

65

67

71

75

75

130cm / 51"

cm

105

115

115

115

120

125

125

130

130

140

145

160

165

165

 

inches

42

45.5

46

46

48

50

50

52

52

56

58

63

65

65

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