Lady Marlowe’s Simplicity 3356 Take Three!

Awhile back I made a third version of my Lady Marlowe Simplicity 3356 1940’s blouse! I love this blouse so much. Once again I used vintage stretch lace, buttons and bias binding on this blouse. I love the fabric, the buttons and how this whole project came together.


Photo Credit: Lady Marlowe


I still haven’t gotten around to learning to do proper thread loops, but my fourth version of this blouse will definitely have an attempt at them!


I just used some ribbon for loops in this version, but I’m going to be replacing them, partly because I sewed them on incorrectly while tired and they are quite wonky as you can tell from this photo! But I LOVE those buttons and the vintage reproduction fabric!

The stitching on the binding is a bit wonky too, but I really love the vintage stretch lace and binding.


I’m still super loving the puffed sleeves and the gathering in the shoulder seams and top stitching. Just looking at these photos of the blouse and making me itch to start sewing a fifth version (the fourth is already made and just waiting for the thread loops – I just have another project or two to complete first!). This blouse is such a joy to sew. I love all of the little details – the gathering, tucks, etc – they really make this blouse so much fun to make and are so pretty.

This is still my favourite blouse pattern and I absolutely love to make it, as you can tell! I also finally made the jumper, but my fabric choice of a very lightweight broadcloth was a mistake and has been oddly causing massive wrinkles and static issues, so I haven’t photographed it yet. I’m going to have it make it up in another more appropriate fabric! But it was a lot of fun to make too and fits quite nicely, so I’ll definitely have to make it again so I can show you all!

Do you have a favourite blouse pattern or a favourite vintage pattern? I’d love to hear about it! πŸ™‚


4 thoughts on “Lady Marlowe’s Simplicity 3356 Take Three!

    • Thanks! πŸ™‚ I’m definitely going to have to either suck it up and take some photos of the one I’ve already made even though the fabric really didn’t work out, or make a new one with better fabric and show you all that! Maybe I’ll do both. πŸ˜‰ I’ve currently got a few projects lined up that I need to work on first, but hopefully soon I’ll be able to post the jumper!! πŸ™‚


    • Aww! It took me longer than I’d like to admit to get to the point where I was patient enough to use anything close to resembling proper finishing techniques. You should see the insides of the vast majority of projects I’d made before! In my mind, the insides still look like a hot mess, but I’m hoping once I knuckle down with my couture sewing classes on Craftsy, this will improve. πŸ˜›

      Also, the outsides of your projects are seriously stunning and awe inspiring – you put so much care into your garments and I can only hope to have a tenth of your talent one day! No one sees the insides but us, so I wouldn’t worry. πŸ™‚

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