Women's Trailblazer Vest - Size Chart + Materials List

Size + Measurements Chart 

Twig + Tale Size

a
(girls 12)

b

c

d

e

f

g

h

i

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

Suggested Fabrics for Trailblazer 

(Scroll to the bottom for Fisherman's Vest + Nestledown Maternity/Baby Carry Cover Add-ons )
Exterior: Wool, wool blends, corduroy, denim, pre-quilted cottons, canvas, cotton drill, suede and oilskin are all suitable fabrics. You could use quilting cottons for a spring weight vest or quilt an extra layer in between the exterior and lining fabric for extra warmth.  If you wanted a puffer-style vest, then polyester or nylon with batting quilted onto it works well.

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

Please note:  It is NOT recommended to use thick fabrics for both lining and exterior, particularly if you are adding the wind flap as certain areas could become too thick to easily sew through.  **You may need to size up if using batting, or using a thick fabric lining such as sherpa.

Other Supplies & Notions

  • Buttons or snaps if you do not wish to close with a zipper or are adding the wind flap
  • Separating zipper (opens completely at both ends) 
    Regular Version   Sizes a-e = 22” (56cm) zipper    Sizes f-j = 24” (61cm) zipper  Sizes k-n = 26” (66cm) zipper
  • Collar-less version Size a = 18” (46cm) zipper  Sizes b-i = 20” (51cm) zipper Sizes j-l = 22” (56cm) zipper  Sizes m-n = 24” (61cm) zipper
  • Batting if you wish to make a puffer-style vest
  • Small strip of interfacing to stabilise the front (zipper) edge if using stretchy fabric

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.  If adding batting for a puffer-style vest, then you will need the same amount of that too.

For the Fisherman's Add-on you will need an extra 16" (40cm) of 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


Fisherman's Vest Add-on

If making a Fisherman's Vest (using the Fisherman's Add-on) then lightweight, strong fabrics are best, such as cotton, cotton drill, and lightweight canvas.  The pockets will become challenging to sew if made in a heavier-weight fabric.

For the Fisherman's Add-on you will need an extra 16" (40cm) of fabric for the pockets, in addition to the fabric requirements of the Trailblazer Vest.

 

Nestledown - Maternity + Baby Carry Cover Add-on

You will need everything for a Trailblazer Vest ...  and...
  • Elastic 3/4” (2cm) wide - approx 25” (60cm)
  • Separating zipper (opens completely at both ends) which matches exactly the teeth size/brand of the zipper used for the Trailblazer Vest so that they will zip up together.
  • You will need an extra 1/2 yd (0.5m) of fabric for the carry panel.

Zipper for the maternity panel:
Sizes A-E = 22” (56cm)  Sizes F-J = 24” (61cm) Sizes K -N = 26”(66cm)

Zipper for the carry panel:
Women’s Size A = 14” (36 cm)    Women’s Sizes B-N = 16” (46cm)   Men’s Sizes = 18” (51cm)