The article also mentioned folding down the top edge before tying if you want it shorter which is nice with the contrasting fabrics or using it as a shawl.
Here's mine. My usual
The sarong is made from two 40x64" rectangles of lightweight, drapable fabric. You can see how the fabric is folded to 32 inches to cut the curve in the second pic above. Then you just sew the two pieces right sides together around the edges leaving an opening to turn. The seams on the one in the magazine seemed to fall better than mine. You can see the slight puff that material has at the seams better in this photo:
My material didn't hang as well. I decided to do a 1/4" top stitch all the way around which I like much better. While I like the fabric, I wish I had more choices available locally. I really need to get down to New York City to check out some of the garment district stores I've read about. I'm a couple of hours away and have never made a fabric run. Anyone with fabric store suggestions please feel free to share with us in the comments!
Update: For a change using snaps, check out this post