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How to add a jabot tie to the Scroop Selina Blouse

A jaunty 1916 ensemble, thedreamstress.com

Lots of you enjoyed my Selina Blouse with added jabot tie.  It’s a fun variation to the basic pattern and really plays with the possibilities of the waistcoat-effect front of View A.  Here’s how to add your own!

A woman in a blue and white polka dotted 1910s blouse with yellow silk jabot, and broad brimmed straw hat trimmed with blue looks upward and smiles

You’ll need:

You can cut/finish one end at a pointed angle if you desire.

The Scroop Patterns Selina Blouse ScroopPatterns.com

About my tie:

My jabot is made out of silk crepe de chine.  Crepe de chine drapes beautifully, and also gives a nice fullness to the bow.  I used 23”/60cm long lengths (measured to the long point), and I’m wearing a size 38 Selina Blouse.

A jaunty 1916 ensemble, thedreamstress.com

To add your own jabot tie:

To create a bow that is full and lush, without the tie being bulky and super wide as it frames the neck, the width of the ribbon is sewn together for the part of the length that extend from the faux waistcoat, to 1.5”/4cm above the corner turn of the front:

How to add a jabot tie to the Scroop Selina Blouse thedreamstress.com

Measure this length (the size 38 is 15cm/6”), and then machine zig-zag or hand whip-stitch together the two finished edges of your ribbon.

Tuck the top edge of the ribbon under the lapel of the faux waistcoat, and sew it in place:

How to add a jabot tie to the Scroop Selina Blouse thedreamstress.com

How to add a jabot tie to the Scroop Selina Blouse thedreamstress.com

Working from the wrong side of the blouse, use an angled basting stitch to sew the ribbon along the angle of the V neck of the blouse. The straight ‘across’ stitch of the angled basting stitch will hold the width of the ribbon in place:

How to add a jabot tie to the Scroop Selina Blouse thedreamstress.com

DO NOT catch the outer layer of the folded ribbon in your stitch.  You want the stitching to be invisible, so the ribbon floats along the neck:

How to add a jabot tie to the Scroop Selina Blouse thedreamstress.com

When you reach the bottom of the sewn-together ribbon (1.5″/4cm above the ‘corner’ of the bodice front) use 3 or 4 prickstitches across the ribbon to hold it securely in place:

How to add a jabot tie to the Scroop Selina Blouse thedreamstress.com

Repeat on the other side, and your tie is attached to your blouse!

How to add a jabot tie to the Scroop Selina Blouse thedreamstress.com

Put on your blouse, button it up, and tie your jauntiest bow!

How to add a jabot tie to the Scroop Selina Blouse thedreamstress.com

2 Comments

  1. Mme. Homebody says

    Beautiful, useful and thrifty. Thank you for the great ideas I get from all the pretty things you share. I’m thinking all my garb (Georgian, medieval and fantasy) now needs a dedicated hidden ribbon channel included in the neckline or waistline. And this goes perfectly with the previous post on creating your own ribbons. Now I’m having fantasies of saving up so when everyone can get together again here, we can buy a yard of lovely floaty silk and make up jabots for everyone!

  2. Mme. Homebody says

    Beautiful, useful and thrifty. Thank you for the great ideas I get from all the pretty things you share. I’m thinking all my garb (Georgian, medieval and fantasy) now needs a dedicated hidden ribbon channel included in the neckline or waistline. And this goes perfectly with the previous post on creating your own ribbons. Now I’m having fantasies of saving up so when everyone can get together again here, we can buy a yard of lovely floaty silk and make up jabots for everyone!

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