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
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.
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 left.
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 pin.