Pathfinder Vest

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 girls and boys.
Sizes 1-14

Pattern Features:
  • 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
  • Skill Level: Beginner - adventurous beginner depending on version chosen.

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    Twig + Tale Pathfinder Vest Views

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    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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    D.E.
    Lovely pattern

    I made 2 pathfinders so far, and both turned out wonderfully. It is an easy, well described pattern, with great detailed instructions. I am part of the Facebook group, which shows the most amazing inspiration on this pattern. There will be following more

    D
    D.E.
    Great versatile pattern

    Easy to sew. I have used this pattern the past two years for Halloween costume waistcoats (Bilbo Baggins last year and modified a bit for Newt Scamander this year) that can be worn as smart vests the rest of the year.

    V
    V.H.
    Love this vest

    Loving this vest pattern. I've made one for myself already and it's my favourite go to item to keep me warm when we go out! LOVE IT and love twig and tale patterns!

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    S.L.
    PF Love!!

    Absolutely loved this pattern! Cant wait to make more. So many options for little boys and girls. Easy to follow instructions

    J
    J.C.
    Pathfinder with dropped curve back and pixie hood

    Easy to read instructions and a lovely pattern. Thanks to help from the Twig Tale community with visual help on one part of the pattern I had difficulties understanding due to dyslexia. Great value for money pattern.

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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

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