I am cleaning out the piles of crap in my parent's house and found a heap of old Sassy magazines - yay! So far I've found two issues with the "Making It" feature. I can't make the images any larger (Photobucket is >250K), so I've typed in the instructions. I'm thinking about making nice color copies (or even not-as-nice black and white copies).http://img36.photobucket.com/albums/v110/meexie/smallmakingitskirt.jpg
by Andrea and Karen [Andrea Lee Linnett and Karen Catchpole]
"A truly comfortable dress is just one of those things you can't have enough of-sort of like potato chips. That's why we've decided to show you how to make some for yourself.
some things to get:
A thick cotton tee or a snug cotton-Lycra shirt (the fabric should be strong enough to support the weight of an attached skirt without stretching down to your knees or thereabouts); a skirt with a gathered waist (we used a velvet one); scissors; straight pins; needle and thread or a sewing machine.
something to sew:
Hack that T-shirt off four inches below your bust. Turn your skirt inside out and lay it out flat. Turn your t-shirt upside down and tuck it inside the skirt (the neckline and sleeves go in first), pulling it in until the bottom of the tee and the waistband of the skirt are aligned with the right sides facing each other. Now pin the two together all the way around half an inch below the skirt's waistband (being sure not to actually pin the waistband closed). Sew that seam, then carefully cut off the original waistband and turn the whole gig right side out.
Use a swingy miniskirt instead of a long skirt and make a baby doll dress. Or sub a tank top to get an airier sort of effect. Or use a long chiffon skirt and wear leggings under the thing."http://img36.photobucket.com/albums/v110/meexie/smallmakingit.jpg
by Andrea and Karen
One whip-it-up way to turn a plain old skirt into a fringy-hemmed bundle of fashion fun. P.S. Special thanks to Karl Lagerfeld for having the idea even before us.
One zip-front or zip-side skirt (we used a black denim one); five yards of 2 1/2"-wide grosgrain or satin ribbon (we used black); pencil or chalk; scissors; thread to match the ribbon; sewing machine (with a heavy-duty needle if your skirt is denim).
Lay your skirt out flat, measure 10" down from the waistband, mark the line all the way around and cut your skirt off, creating an ultra-mini. Cut your ribbon into 9" lengths and hem one end of each. Fold the hacked edge of the skirt under and pin the unhemmed edges of the ribbon sections all the way around on the inside of the skirt, overlapping the ribbons a little as you go. Finally, sew the ribbons into place along the skirt's hemline, then go stand in a breeze.
If you're a little wackier, you can shop for ribbon in a color that contrasts with the skirt, or buy different colors and make a multi-hued little number."