>> Friday, July 1, 2011
Wearing a sari in the traditional manner
Step 1: Around your body. Starting at the navel, tuck the plain end of the saree in the petticoat and continue folding until you complete turn from right to left. Align the bottom of the saree to the desired height. Ideally wear your footwear so that you drape the saree to the right length.
Step 2: Measurement of Pallu. Keep the top of the saree pallu is and bring it around your hips forward and over your left shoulder, thus measuring the length of pallav or Pallu. The pallav should hang down the back towards the knee. You can temporarily Pallu pin your sari blouse.
Step 3: Making pleats. Box pleats with saree. Make about 7 to 10 pleats and hold them together so they fall straight and even. Stop folds at the waist petticoat slightly to the left of the navel, since we see that the folds are left.
Step 4 :The Pallu. The remainder of the saree must be turned once around the body and then draped over the left shoulder. Arrange the pleats on this part of the saree and then pin them on the left shoulder and pallu from falling off.