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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    Download the BONUS Add-on pattern piece for the Crossroads front here.

    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.

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

    Cover photo by Hannah Rorke

     


    Customer Reviews

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    A.H.
    Lovely Pattern

    It was a pleasure sewing the pathfinder childs vest. Great instructions and lots of options to personalise the garment. Made it from light weight wool fabric and quilted the lining for warmth ysing cotton fleece and a vintage sheet.

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    M.P.
    Pixie vest

    The instructions were very easy to follow. Love the visual aid that goes along with. Can't wait to make more!!

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    M.B.
    PATHFINDER VEST

    I MADE THE PATHFINDER VEST FOR MY GRANDAUGHTER , OUT OF RECYCLED WOOLLEN BLANKET AND IT TURNED OUT BEAUTIFUL. EASY TO USE NO PROBLEMS WITH IT NOW IVE GOT TO MAKE MORE BECAUSE SHE IS OUT GROWING THIS ONE AND IT IS WEARING OUT FROM USE

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    E.B.
    Pathfinder vest

    Great pattern, easy instructions. I enjoyed it so much I purchased the wild things add on..........

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    E.J.
    Five stars

    By the look of the finished product, you'd think this was a much more complicated pattern than it is. Each step is broken down very simply in the tutorial. With so many options and such a wide range of sizes, this is a pattern I will be using over and over again!

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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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