I'm afraid I may have given the impression this morning that I'm anti-jabot, or even anti-ruffle. Goodness no! It's more that I'm tired of seeing the same cheaply made knit top everywhere. Jabots can be beautiful and classy, as demonstrated here by Emma Pillsbury of Glee, wearing the Kate SPade "Cloey" dress.
I love the bright colors and faux-one-piece look of this dress.
Kate Spade made it in approximately a bajillion colors and fabrics. Here's another one I love, showing how stripes can be used effectively on circular ruffles.
A great pattern to use as a starting point for this style would be Simplicity 2724: