The Vanguard Kit is a must-have set for any young adventurer. The kit contains a pair of cargo joggers meant for woven bottom weight or medium to heavy weight stable knit fabric with front slash pockets, diagonal side cargo pockets, faux fly, articulated knees, elasticated cuffs and comfort waistband. Also included is a versatile tee that can be color blocked in two ways. Along with color blocking in the body, the tee also features color blocking in the sleeve. An optional hood is included as well as two neckline options: crew neck or v-neck. Add a pop of color or print at the faux layered shirt hem. This set is great way to use up those scraps and precious HTF/OOP knits.
Vanguard Kit Features:
- Meant for heavy-weight woven fabrics and stable knits
- 2 piece set: pants and shirt
- Cargo joggers
- Color blocked tee
- Optional hood
- Crew or V neck
Sizes: 2T-14 (See Size Charts here)
Skill Level: Confident Beginner
Pattern Formats Included:
- Print at home for US letter & A4 paper, trimless format with layers
- Large format file for copy shop printing. This file will print on two A0 (33″ x 46″) size sheets. Be sure to instruct your printer to print actual size in black and white on their cheapest paper. We recommend PDFPlotting for printing the large format files.
- A projector file is also included for those using projector technology
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This pattern is amazing! Instructions are easy to follow and all the options are great!
My ONLY complaint is that it doesn’t go bigger.
My teen and husband would love them.
I’ve made several of the shirts for my boys (ages 9 & 13), and a few pairs of the pants too.
Melissa (verified owner) –
I love this pattern. With boys ranging in size from 2t to 10 this pattern will be used again and again.
Rachel (verified owner) –
Easily my favourite pattern I have EVER sewn for my boys!!! You can but a ton of boys patterns for variety or you can get most of that variety right here!!! Fit was perfect, instructions simple, and I love the guide for what bits of the pattern you need for each style saving so much time!!! I would definately call this a wardrobe staple!!!
Kasey Bealer –
My son is starting to get particular with mommy made clothing. I let him choose the options for the Vanguard Kit – he didn’t want to take it off! He is all about comfort and loved it! I went by his measurements and the fit was spot on!
ashley (verified owner) –
This is a very trendy and amazing pattern! I love all the options and will definitely be using this pattern for years!
This pattern is perfect for starting to sew for little boys and needing to build up their wardrobe.
puzzlnut (verified owner) –
My grandson loves the colour blocked tee I made for him. The directions were well explained and the pattern simple. It will be a staple in my pattern library!
Lorna Gorny (verified owner) –
Love this pattern! I have made it for my grandsons in several combinations and they were tickled. It is so versatile and easy to follow, great pattern!!
toya` miller (verified owner) –
I noticed pages 67, 68 and 69 were missing from the print pages chart. will update review after I have made the pants. I have the 7/24/2016 PDF.
Thanks Toya Miller for pointing out the missing 67, 68, & 69 from the print chart.
Good value pattern for boys
Debi Mager (verified owner) –
My first attempt at color blocking was with the Vanguard. I love how easy it makes color blocking. It’s a simple pattern with a great fit. So many options. There aren’t many boy patterns and this is a fun one to make.
michelle.applegarth (verified owner) –
I love this pattern! My son loves the fit of the pants and I love the versatility of the shirt. I’ve made so many different shirts I’ve lost count. The pattern is easy to follow with clear instructions and photos.
Michelle (verified owner) –
Love the set! Used this pattern for a Halloween costume for a friend-the pattern made hacking into it and re-piecing it together much easier. And the kid looked great!
Darlene Brann (verified owner) –
Absolutely love this pattern. Sews quickly with many options.
Whitney Larson –
Another favorite to see for my 4 boys! I absolutely love that this pattern includes the top and the pants.
Jennifer Lee (verified owner) –
I love this pattern for use with panels. Many panels I buy have a white background which doesn’t work so well with kids. I want the panel, but with less white. I have been using this pattern to put the panel in the center and then coordinating print on top/bottom. It looks professional and adorable when done. I feel like it’s a step up from the raglans I used to make all the time.
Ruth (verified owner) –
This is a wonderful , versatile pattern for kids . It’s an easy sew and you can mix and match knit fabrics to your hearts content to get the look you want. I have done Team colors ( they root for the Packers! ) favorite characters and just fun kids prints . You can easily create something kids & grandkids will be happy to wear . . An indispensable pattern to have on hand ,I highly recommend it to all sew-ers . Instructions are well written & will guide you thru . Enjoy !!
denisehoehns (verified owner) –
I enjoyed making two sets, for the grandsons. They loved them!