least part of the secret of the sari
are the “underneath” garments – a
waist -to- floor length petticoat,
tied tightly at the waist by a drawstring.
(No elastic, please!) And a tight fitting blouse
that ends just below the bust – short sleeved
or sleeveless, with a variety of necklines.
at the navel, tuck the plain end of
the sari into the petticoat for one
complete turn from right to left.
Make sure that the lower end of the
sari touches the floor.
Step 3 & 4
from the tucked-in end start making
pleats in the sari, about 5 inches
deep. Make about 7 to 10 pleats and
hold them up together so that they
fall straight and even
the pleats into the waist slightly
to the left of the navel, and make
sure that they are turned towards the
the remaining fabric around yourself
once more left to right, and bring
it up under the right arm and over
the left shoulder so that it falls to
about the level of the knees.
end portion thus draped is the
pallav, and can be prevented from
slipping off by fixing it at the
shoulder to the blouse with a small safety