For this jabot a handkerchief with a very narrow hem-stitching and line of embroidery is taken. A piece 7 1/2 inches long is cut from the handkerchief, and this is cut again right down the centre. A strip of Irish crochet insertion, 2 inches wide and a quarter of a yard long, is sewn between the pieces, with the lower end coming 1 1/2 inches below the edge of the handkerchief. The whole is then bordered with a row of very narrow Valenciennes lace, which is gathered at the corners and around the hanging end of the crochet to make it set. The handkerchief is then folded back in two deep pleats coming under the crochet and in three narrow pleats on each side going towards the centre. After these have been tacked and pressed, the tacking threads should be taken out and the side pleats brought towards the centre, over the crochet insertion. The pleats are then sewn into a narrow band of muslin 3 inches long. Or a white handkerchief may be used, folded into a box-pleat in the centre, and the box-pleat enbroidered by hand in some simple design.
The strip of real Irish crochet lace gives a dainty effect to the jabot