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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    Cover photo by Hannah Rorke

     


    Customer Reviews

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    l.p.
    loving it

    This is one of the best patterns I've made up. Easy to download & print. It is just a beautiful pattern to work with. My 2 pathfinders look professionally made. I'm loving it!!!

    O
    O.G.
    So sweet

    Love this pattern! Thank you!

    L
    L.P.
    Sweet and easy

    This is my firt pattern fro TT. It was so quick and easy to sew and maybe because of realy nice made manual.

    M
    M.S.
    Quick easy sew

    A great pattern with so many alternative designs to choose from. I found the instructions really clear and it was easy to cut out and put together in no time. I do admit I skimmed the fit notes which do specify it is a roomy fit and to size down if you want more fitted. One I did in a wool and it was roomy and didn't look huge, the second was in a prequilted fabric and this one possibly could have graded between sizes in width as the quilted fabric gives more form and does sit out from the body more. In saying that it will definitely last her two seasons and she handpicked the fabric in japan so she would be sad to outgrow it too quickly.

    K
    K.

    Love it!

    K
    K.O.
    Delightful!

    I loooove this pattern! I ended up using the blog post method of finnishing the bottom seams - and love that this is mentioned in the tutorial. Kudo's for updating constantly and thanks for a beautiful pattern - as a #mumofboys - i love this one for getting my girly on with my friends kids - flutter sleeves are love!!

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    P.B.
    Vest

    I love this pattern. I connected the last step of connecting the side seams differently though

    S
    S.H.
    Absolutely Amazing

    This pattern was so awesome and easy. I was able to put my son's Halloween costume together at work. Will be purchasing more patterns in the very near future.

    S
    S.

    Great little vest. Pattern went together perfectly and the end result was precious. Lots of creative opportunities.

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    M.L.
    Review of Purchase of Pathfinder Vest

    Purchasing and recieving the pattern was easy and a great experience. The pattern was easy to read and was fun to sew. I would definitely purchase here 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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