The student making the ‘blue’ skirt’s serged each together for their total length (most of the time) – while the darker primary-colored skirt’s owner elected to only serge them together partially as you can see in this ‘twirly’ shot.
Once the scarves are pieced, I had the gals put on the jeans upper portion so that we could figure out how long the lower portion needed to be trimmed down in order to yield a full-length skirt. Laying the scarf skirt down at the cutting table, we simply cut off the upper edge to the determined length.
As I recall, each gal came with about 6 scarves. By the time they pieced them together (and this was NOT rocket science or exact by any stretch of the imagination!), they had a HUGE upper edge – like about 7 yards long! I figured that just meant that the upper scarf edge would be so very full, that whether it was gathered or pleated (or whatever) truly didn’t matter as there was SO much fullness.
HOWEVER, attaching the scarf portion to the lower edge of the jeans ‘to9p’ was a ‘divide and conquer’ math division hands-on lesson!
This turned out to be a project that was easy, rich in design principles to learn, an exercise in handling ALOT of fabric, and an introduction to the wonders of a serger… So – grab a Teen, go shop at a thrift store, and have some creative FUN!