BUNDLE - Family Trailblazer Vest Collection
Digital Pattern + Video Class

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BUNDLE - Family Trailblazer Vest Collection
Digital Pattern + Video Class

Regular price $44.00 USD   $39.00 USD
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Trailblazer Vests are made for crisp mornings and ambitious endeavours.  Zip up, slip hands in deep 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.

This family bundle includes:

  1. Women/Curved Fit Trailblazer
  2. Men/Straight Fit Trailblazer
  3. Child Trailblazer

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.

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

Sizing + Supplies

View the Women/Curved Fit Size Chart + Materials List
View the Child Size Chart + Materials List
View the Men/Straight Fit Size Chart + Materials List

View all Trailblazer Vest patterns and Add-ons here

Make old things new again! Twig & Tale patterns pair wonderfully with upcycled fabrics. Look to vintage wool coats, gently used corduroy/wool trousers and sleeping bags.

 

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Men's Trailblazer Vest sewing pattern by Twig + Tale

  • Collar
  • Zipper closure (with snap or button alternative)
  • In-seam pockets
  • Curved dropped back - keep those kidneys warm
  • Optional wind flap for extra warmth and style


Pair with the Fishing add-on to create a dream fishing/adventure vest!

In testing, our adventurous beginner level sewers managed this garment well using the instructions and videos provided.  If you are new to zips this is a GREAT pattern to learn with. You can do it!  We also have an active and friendly chat group where you can ask questions anytime you need.

Bonus Resources
Printing info + FAQ

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 

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Customer Reviews

Based on 99 reviews
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Cliff Young (Chicago, US)
Vest completed

Experienced leather maker but just getting into garment sewing. The pattern was straight forward and easy to follow. Any questions I had were quickly solved by an email response. Great pattern and great vest, I already have another in the making and plan on several more for Christmas presents. I used magnetic snaps for closing the wind guard.

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Adrienne Shaw (Llangollen, GB)
Lovely Vest - Just right in every way

Easy to understand, easy to adjust, and lovely when made. I made this for my 'chap' and he loves it. Calls it his 'best' gilet now. Made with quilted cotton and polar fleece.
Thank you.
PS: I'm a relatively new 'sewist' just in case newbies are thinking of making this like I did x

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Cindy Byrd (Ogden, US)
Gift for my oldest brother

I finished making the Trailblazer Vest yesterday. This was by far the hardest thing I’ve sewn; not because the pattern was too complicated, but because of all the alterations I had to do. My brother is 5’ 5”, with a very large stomach due to a hernia. I originally ordered the men’s vest but the height discrepancy was too big. I ended up ordering the women’s version, too, because the height was the best for him, and combined the two. Hence, the difficulty. I reworked the patterns 4 times and made two toiles. I am a very slow sewer, so it took me much longer than it should’ve, but it also made me put on my thinking cap. The end result was great and he is very happy with it.

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Sheila Hatton (Oliver, CA)
Finally getting around to it

I just started making the Trailblazer vest. The pattern is easy to follow and am enjoying sewing it.

M
Maxine Cox (Canberra, AU)
Comprehensive instructions

After a lot of research I decided on this vest pattern given its fit and style (not boxy like so many others out there). Plus it has a lot of scope for personal customisation.
Really impressed with the very detailed instructions, the pro tips and personalised fitting details. I did not add the wind flap, as I was very proud of my zipper insertion.
For the wind flap I would add the following:-
*make sure the.pockets are pulled put of the way as you might sew thru them
*I would add some interfacing on the button side (ironed on the wrong side prior to attaching the lining) for extra support.
Next make will have the wind flap and buttons, and probably a hood. True to size for me, no need for any adjustment.

D
Denise Davenport (Bradenton, US)
The most versatile vest

I love Twig and Tale patterns because they are always true to size - an important factor that so many pattern companies get wrong, because they have great details, without overly complicating the construction process, and because very piece is so versatile. I chose the option of adding batting to the shell of this vest to give it a little “puff” and style. I added some inside pockets so it can be used as a weighted vest without calling attention to itself as anything other than a stylish really cool kids vest. The new owner is super happy

T
Tim Moore
Trailblazer vest

I made this vest in waxed cotton for my partner. I used a flannel lining with cotton quilt batting and it came out great! Detailed and straightforward instructions make this very approachable for a novice like me.

I chose to use the outer shell fabric to line the storm flap and corduroy for the collar.

C
Carol Jones (Idaho Falls, US)
Great pattern

I enjoyed the pattern, I did have to print it twice — the first printing was skewed.

S
Su (Annemasse, FR)
My first Trailblazer

I love how this came together, the fit is perfect and T&T were very responsive when I had questions on this and the coat. I am now tempted to do a coat. I did a muslin, which was worth it as I didn't read the instructions and ended up getting in a muddle trying to turn it around. My advice, always read the instructions! They are very clear and the little video snippets are very helpful. I was expecting a full video tutorial and was initially dissapointed but I think the little snippets make sense.
I made size F, no adjustments and made from an italian wool that was recovered from a coat I had previously made. And thank you for the projector pattern, it's very clear and a bonus as I don't like all that cutting and sticking!
Love this and next on my list is the culottes!

K
Kay Cass (Kansas City, US)
Trailblazer Vest - Child

This is a great pattern, I used it to make hunting vest for six kids. I used sizes from 12 month to 14 and they all came out with great fit. The instructions are some of the best well written I have come across. One of the best features I liked and learned was the extension in the side pockets.

Customer Reviews

Based on 99 reviews
97%
(96)
3%
(3)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
C
Cliff Young (Chicago, US)
Vest completed

Experienced leather maker but just getting into garment sewing. The pattern was straight forward and easy to follow. Any questions I had were quickly solved by an email response. Great pattern and great vest, I already have another in the making and plan on several more for Christmas presents. I used magnetic snaps for closing the wind guard.

A
Adrienne Shaw (Llangollen, GB)
Lovely Vest - Just right in every way

Easy to understand, easy to adjust, and lovely when made. I made this for my 'chap' and he loves it. Calls it his 'best' gilet now. Made with quilted cotton and polar fleece.
Thank you.
PS: I'm a relatively new 'sewist' just in case newbies are thinking of making this like I did x

C
Cindy Byrd (Ogden, US)
Gift for my oldest brother

I finished making the Trailblazer Vest yesterday. This was by far the hardest thing I’ve sewn; not because the pattern was too complicated, but because of all the alterations I had to do. My brother is 5’ 5”, with a very large stomach due to a hernia. I originally ordered the men’s vest but the height discrepancy was too big. I ended up ordering the women’s version, too, because the height was the best for him, and combined the two. Hence, the difficulty. I reworked the patterns 4 times and made two toiles. I am a very slow sewer, so it took me much longer than it should’ve, but it also made me put on my thinking cap. The end result was great and he is very happy with it.

S
Sheila Hatton (Oliver, CA)
Finally getting around to it

I just started making the Trailblazer vest. The pattern is easy to follow and am enjoying sewing it.

M
Maxine Cox (Canberra, AU)
Comprehensive instructions

After a lot of research I decided on this vest pattern given its fit and style (not boxy like so many others out there). Plus it has a lot of scope for personal customisation.
Really impressed with the very detailed instructions, the pro tips and personalised fitting details. I did not add the wind flap, as I was very proud of my zipper insertion.
For the wind flap I would add the following:-
*make sure the.pockets are pulled put of the way as you might sew thru them
*I would add some interfacing on the button side (ironed on the wrong side prior to attaching the lining) for extra support.
Next make will have the wind flap and buttons, and probably a hood. True to size for me, no need for any adjustment.

D
Denise Davenport (Bradenton, US)
The most versatile vest

I love Twig and Tale patterns because they are always true to size - an important factor that so many pattern companies get wrong, because they have great details, without overly complicating the construction process, and because very piece is so versatile. I chose the option of adding batting to the shell of this vest to give it a little “puff” and style. I added some inside pockets so it can be used as a weighted vest without calling attention to itself as anything other than a stylish really cool kids vest. The new owner is super happy

T
Tim Moore
Trailblazer vest

I made this vest in waxed cotton for my partner. I used a flannel lining with cotton quilt batting and it came out great! Detailed and straightforward instructions make this very approachable for a novice like me.

I chose to use the outer shell fabric to line the storm flap and corduroy for the collar.

C
Carol Jones (Idaho Falls, US)
Great pattern

I enjoyed the pattern, I did have to print it twice — the first printing was skewed.

S
Su (Annemasse, FR)
My first Trailblazer

I love how this came together, the fit is perfect and T&T were very responsive when I had questions on this and the coat. I am now tempted to do a coat. I did a muslin, which was worth it as I didn't read the instructions and ended up getting in a muddle trying to turn it around. My advice, always read the instructions! They are very clear and the little video snippets are very helpful. I was expecting a full video tutorial and was initially dissapointed but I think the little snippets make sense.
I made size F, no adjustments and made from an italian wool that was recovered from a coat I had previously made. And thank you for the projector pattern, it's very clear and a bonus as I don't like all that cutting and sticking!
Love this and next on my list is the culottes!

K
Kay Cass (Kansas City, US)
Trailblazer Vest - Child

This is a great pattern, I used it to make hunting vest for six kids. I used sizes from 12 month to 14 and they all came out with great fit. The instructions are some of the best well written I have come across. One of the best features I liked and learned was the extension in the side pockets.