#56 Cocktail Dress – modern

Special thanks to Vibha for finding this video :-)

Don’t try to use a heavy silk or a starched to heck cotton for this drape. It will stick out in odd directions. Light weight and  flowing whatever the material it is made of is the way to go :)

#55 Settu Mundu 2 – traditional(kerala)

There are two styles with the name Settu Mundu. This one I am calling “Settu Mundu 2″ I believe the other one (#45 on my blog) is the more traditional of the two.
Basil(one of my readers) provided me with a very awesome link to a video of ladies dancing in competition with this style(Settu Mundu2). It is included below. :)

# 54 Olakacche (Karnataka) – traditional

The drape demonstrated below was quite a mystery to me for sometime. Vibha commented nicely below and cleared up the mystery. I have backed up Vibha’s conclusions with a google search, I didn’t find much, but what I did, confirm that the drape is indeed an olakacche. Worn traditionally by Smartha Brahmins from Karnataka. However it is not worn very much anymore.

It is a nice simple drape that almost doesn’t look like a kaccha. But it is… its a hidden kaccha :)

A big thank you to Vibha and Rame for helping me figure this one out.


#53 Kappulu – traditional

For this one I put a pin in the informal pleats on the shoulder because this sari is one of those terribly slippery silk ones. It won’t stay on my shoulder for nothing. The Kappulu drape is from Andhra Pradesh. It is for a 7 yard sari, but you could do it with a 6 yard sari that still has the choli/blouse piece attached. Also if you are a small person a normal 6 yard sari would probably work too. You also need a sari that is reversible or doesn’t have an up or down. Because this sari is draped the opposite direction of most sari drapes. Or you could just drape it the opposite of the way I’m showing here and then any sari design will work. http://youtu.be/PA9tRaz875k  

# 51 Ball Gown/Prom Dress – modern

This is done with two saris. I would get two that don’t have much border. That way if the borders don’t match or compliment each other then you can hide them pretty easily. But if you happen to get two saris with matching borders you might like to show them off. Also a lighter weight fabric is better for the top as it won’t be bunchy after being wound around you so many times.

The skirt part is done like #21 skirt style, but over a net or hoop skirt and starting with the pallu  end so it is hidden. Of course if you want to show it you are very welcome to. You can make the skirt as big as you’d like or as small, it just depends on the petticoat you have.

The top part is pinned at the waist and then wrapped as tightly as you can as you move up your torso. In this video I do a halter top but you could do a one shoulder or a strapless too. The length of the tail at the back depends on how long of a sari you start with.

Of course you should wear the appropriate bra and not a couple of tank tops underneath :P

Have fun, experiment, be creative !

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