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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    pathfinder with pixie hood

    Love it. First time using any Twig and Tale pattern and I am now addicted. Easy to follow instructions and the end result was so cute. I get comments every time my twins are wearing them.

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    It’s love!

    I am so completely happy with this pattern! Everything from the write up to pictures to drafting and the end product was spot on. Such a versatile pattern too. I can see many more of these vests in my future!

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    pathfinder vest

    I found this pattern is so easy ..i have made 9 already ..

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    z.C.
    Love the pathfinder

    Great pattern instructions are easy to follow love how it’s finished

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    M.A.
    Pathfinder/ crossroads vest

    Relatively easy sew and good value for money. I highly recommend using a walking foot if using thick fabric like wool blankets. You also have the finishing options to expand with the animal add on and crossroads. Definitely recommend finding the alternative side seam method in the blog. I would love to see a link added to the pattern if it was to be revised as I came across it by chance.

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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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