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This one was requested by Thilini. I hope this is what you are looking for. If not I have posted two dhoti saris previously, #18 fishtail and #19 flower seller . I hope you like it.
In this video I tie a knot with one end of the sari and part of the top border right under my bellybutton. Then I do seven pleats just to get everything held in place. I’m not very good at pleats yet so please forgive me. I have to hold my mouth that way for it to work. Ha ha ha These are really easy to drape and fun to wear. Enjoy!
This is an interesting take on the Nivi for full coverage. If you would like a couple of styles for full coverage a modified version of the Gujarati style would probably work too. I believe it is very easy to get full coverage with the seedha pallu. Also the casual Bengali style (#22 on my blog) might be an easy style for full coverage as well.
Bollywood style is a version of Nivi but the pallu pleats are very thin and they are not opened up to cover the chest and stomach. They are kept pleated and the part that comes around the right hip is draped loosely.
This style is from one village called Velankanni in Tamil. It is quite old and is probably not worn very much anymore but it was meant to allow the women to carry their babies around with them while they worked. The pallu was made very strong in order to hold the baby. Sounds pretty cool to me