xoJane, Sassy & Me
In my other life, I've had the chance to be part of xoJane, the just-launched online presence of Jane Pratt & friends. Like many women my age, Jane Pratt & Sassy magazine played a huge role in my formative teenage years — the magazine was all about personal voice long before blogging was even a glimmer in some nerd's eye. As a nerdy outcast myself, having a magazine like Sassy was quite the motivator to continue being who I wanted to be and not what YM wanted me to be.
When the company I founded, Six Apart, (and then SAY) began working with Jane on this new project, I was estatic to work with her and help shape the site.
And because Sassy was all about DIY before DIY was something worth talking about, it shouldn't come as any surprise that writing about xoJane here on Sew Weekly makes complete sense.
Here's a page from Sassy that totally stands out in my memory and, I believe, should be the inspiration for an upcoming weekly challenge. The Sassy pillowcase dress!
As part of being involved with xoJane, I've had a chance to do a little bit of writing. Because my audience tends to be a bit different, I tend to tone down my humor a bit for The Sew Weekly. Here are two pieces from xoJane that are a little bit more twisted:
I'll Try Anything Once: My Jeans from 1993 in which I wear a pair of my (badly) embroidered jeans from 1993 around town for a day.
Dealbreaker Underwear — What Does it Take to Really Turn Him Off? in which, with the help of my husband, talk about what it would take to creep a guy out enough to not want to have sex.
So congratulations, Jane, Sippey, Say Media & friends on the launch!