Women's Pathfinder Vest

Size Chart + Materials List

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

Sizes: Teen, Women, Plus    View size chart here
Pattern Features:
  • Pixie hood & classic round hood
  • V-neck & round neck
  • Flutter sleeve
  • Kangaroo + patch pocket
  • Loop, buttonhole or snap closure
  • Petal-Front Crossroads Add-on available!   View here  

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    Skill Level: Adventurous beginner

    View size chart + materials list | View pattern FAQ | View Children's Pathfinder | View Baby Pathfinder

    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.

    Cover photo by Angela Schade

     



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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.

    L
    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

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    (girls 12)

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    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

     

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    b

    c

    d

    e

    f

    g

    h

    i

    j

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    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