I deviated from the original tutorial again, this time cutting an 18" wide strip of interlock (no lycra this time, which resulted in much better ruffling!) and sewing the short ends together. I folded the resulting tube in half the long way and, because I couldn't find matching serger thread locally, used my sewing machine to zigzag a lettuce edge on both the cut edge and the folded edge. There was a slight visible difference between the two, but I didn't think it was too noticeable.
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I'm contemplating having a "Selfish Sewing Month" in March. If I do, one of these scarves may be first on the list. I even have more of the purple, because I'm a sucker when the worker at the cutting table says, "There's less than a yard extra here. Do you want the remainder for half off?" I always say yes. Always.