French Navy

French Navy Astair Tee

Prix régulier £8.00 GBP
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We print out the A0 pattern sheets, but you’ll need to download the digital instructions, as we don’t print these. The PDF files will be emailed immediately after purchase, and the printed A0 pattern sheets will be dispatched next working day.

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Buy the Astair Tee sewing pattern from French Navy. The Astair Tee is a boxy, everyday T-shirt with dropped shoulders, a split hem and the option of short or long sleeves. The short-sleeved version has a cute folded cuff – just perfect for playing with stripe direction – and the long sleeves are slightly cropped and generously cut so that they can be rolled up easily.

This sewing pattern is available to buy in the following formats:

– PDF (available to download immediately after purchase). What is a PDF?

– PDF pattern + Printed A0 copy shop (We print out the A0 pattern sheets, but you'll need to download the digital instructions, as we don't print these. The PDF files will be emailed immediately after purchase, and the A0 pattern sheets will be dispatched next working day). What is Copy Shop?

Suggested fabrics: Light to medium weight knits with moderate (20-40%) stretch. This pattern is not recommended for fabrics with a large amount of drape.

Fabric requirements:

View A: 150 cm (60") wide fabric: 121 cm (1 1/3 yd) // 115 cm (45") wide fabric: 153 cm (1 3/4 yd).

View B: 150 cm (60") wide fabric: 150 cm (1 5/8 yd) // 115 cm (45") wide fabric: 155 cm (1 3/4 yd).

Sizing: A - H (approx. UK 6 - 18/20). Please check the size chart and finished garment measurements.

Notions: Thread; stretch/ballpoint needle; fusible knit/stretch stay tape for reinforcing the shoulder seams; ballpoint twin needle (optional, for sewing the hems).

PDF pattern includes: Step-by-step illustrated instructions; A4/US letter print-at-home pattern (25 pages); A0 copy shop pattern (1 sheet). This pattern has layers so you can print just the size(s) you need.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
I love this pattern

Excellent pattern and instructions. I was never super confident sewing stretch jersey so avoided all patterns. Having received a Birthday gift of 5 lengths of Jersey it was time to start. I bought the Astair as I prefer boxy fit t shirts and liked the look of the sleeve style. To say the instructions guide you through is an understatement- they held my hand. I was so sure the neck band would be an issue for me. It wasn’t. The pattern pieces are accurate and just fit together perfectly. On my second make I even felt confident enough to tackle the neck seam cover, again a great success. I have made 4 including the long sleeve version and will be making more. I have used good quality jersey (gift)and confidently wear these for work. I also see this pattern as a great lounge wear or pyjamas make.

Buying from The Fold Line was simple and immediate. Download and printed off within minutes. The pattern was simple to tape together and cut out. I recommend you do as advised and read all the pattern before you start. I appreciated the tip of how to sew the ends of the seam near the folded hem - thank you.

Best compliment -‘Your T-shirt is lovey, where did you buy it?’

Me- ‘I made it’ as I walked away I heard her whisper, ‘Liar’. I punched the air as my successful response.

Whey Aye Sew
Great long sleeve tee

This was my first real attempt at sewing with a knit fabric. Because of that, I didn't have huge confidence in the outcome but the instructions were very clear, it came together pretty quickly and I really enjoyed the process.

I like the split hem, the dropped shoulders and the fact that I don't have to modify the sleeves for my short arms and, most of all, I like the shape of the neckline which is often too high for me in rtw tees.

I'm delighted to have found this pattern as it really suits my proportions - I'm 5 foot 2 inches tall. I'm planning on making the short sleeved version pretty soon and have the perfect fabric waiting in the wings.

Great shaped Tshirt and simple to make

I've made a few of the Astair t-shirts and I usually leave off the pocket if making it in viscose jersey as find it's too heavy for the fabric and I also close up the side splits so that it hangs better on me.  This has a kimono style sleeve with add on sleeve cuffs.  The pattern has a nice detail for hiding the inside back neck seam which makes the inside reflect a ready to wear t-shirt.