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 finished Scroop Selina Blouse, View A.
- Two 20”-30’/’50-80cm long pieces of 2.5” wide soft fabric ribbon. See this tutorial to make your own
You can cut/finish one end at a pointed angle if you desire.
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.
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
Repeat on the other side, and your tie is attached to your blouse!
Put on your blouse, button it up, and tie your jauntiest bow!