stellan tee x 4

Please don’t judge me for the amount of pictures of myself in this post! Hahah!

I love wearing a good T-shirt, the right style can be very flattering and chic. There are so many T-shirt patterns available, but I hadn’t really found ‘THE’ pattern that ticked all my boxes, until now!

MBM_Stellan Green 01

Hello Stellan! This is a free pattern by French Navy and it has proven itself as my go-to, always reliable T-shirt pattern.

MBM_Stellan Green 02

Sarah-May (the pattern designer) describes it as “boxy, but still slim, with a high neckline and long sleeves”. I know it’s just a T-shirt, but every element is perfect and well plotted.

MBM_Stellan White V1 01

I love it so much, I made 4 versions in a week! Each has a slightly different finish to the sleeve hem, which I will detail towards the end of this post.

MBM_Stellan White V1 02

The hem shape on this pattern is lovely, it’s slightly curved, coming up a bit higher at the hips, but not so much that it is difficult to turn up.

MBM_Stellan Maroon 02

MBM_Stellan Maroon 01

While it looks great sewn up in a jersey with a bit of structure, I also love how it looks in something with a bit more drape. This maroon version is made from Merino Wool jersey, and it’s just beautiful to wear.

MBM_Stellan V2 02

MBM_Stellan White V2 01

Yes, I made two white T-shirts! But as you can see, this version is much softer than the first. This jersey is lightweight, perfect for tucking into high waisted jeans.

So what fabrics did I use, and what are the different sleeve hem finishes? Let’s get into that.

MBM_Stellan Green 04

MBM_Stellan White V1 04

MBM_Stellan Maroon 04

MBM_Stellan White V2 04

  • Fabric: 100% cotton jersey, “Pillow White” #2299 (no longer available) from The Remnant Warehouse
  • Sleeve finish: Cut and left raw


  • Pattern brand/name/number: The Stellan Tee by French Navy
  • Style, size: Size M
  • Fabric: As listed above
  • Notions: Matching thread
  • Modifications/alterations: None to the actual pattern, just the different sleeve finishes

I am so glad that I’ve found ‘THE’ T-shirt pattern, I think it’s just perfect, and I would be lying if I said I didn’t have another version cut out ready to sew up!

Thanks if you made it to the end of this post!

Mitty x


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