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Trailblazer Vest

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I am so excited to share my Women’s Trailblazer Vest by Twig + Tale.  This pattern is awesome…it has such amazing details…princess seams in back and front with inseam pockets at the front princess seams, a back yoke, a collar, an optional shoulder detail, an optional dipped back, and an optional windflap to cover the zipper (I made mine without the windflap).

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I used all Michael Miller Fabric, including lining it with super soft Michael Miller Sherpa, plus a scrap of thrifted leather for the shoulder detail.

Cotton Couture Basics – Army

Cotton Couture Basics – Jewel

Organic Sherpa – Natural

 

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This sherpa makes the inside of the vest feel so nice and it was really easy to work with…it makes the perfect lining for this vest!

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This pattern is so thorough, it even includes help with fitting adjustments so you can get a perfect fit.  I made 2 muslins and a few fitting adjustment and am so pleased with the fit!  Based on measurements, I made a size g but graded to a size h for hips…the pattern very clearly explains how to do that.  I also lowered the bust point a bit based on the muslin and I took in the back armscye at the yoke.  I had never fitted a princess seamed woven garment, but it was super easy to get a perfect fit!

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I also quilted the vest to a thin batting , which I was a bit intimidated by, but the pattern instructions walked me through it and I love the result!

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The Trailblazer Vest pattern is on sale for the release, plus you can use code BLACKROBIN for an additional 20% off Black Friday – Cyber Monday.

Women’s Trailblazer Vest Pattern

 

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