I’m pretty sure it was traditional to wear a sari as a skirt so I’m marking this one traditional. If you know different let me know. You can wear this with a dupatta or put on a tank top or t-shirt. Or if it’s a really fancy sari you can put on a fancy matching top for an elegant evening style.
So below is how I do the skirt style. I have two different versions in this video. They aren’t that much different but I think the 2nd one makes a fuller skirt.
In the first version I put two pleats, one over each hip, in the beginning. This helps if you have a really full slip. You can skip it if you just have a normal sari slip. In both versions I also go around more than once and my pleats are not very even. I find that it isn’t such a big deal though because it still looks great IMHOP. I’m not a perfectionist, though sometimes it might be good if I was.
However if you prefer only going around once with all the pleats then make them really close together. You can also use up a lot of fabric by making them really big and kind of stacking them as you go.
The sari used in this video is a Narayanpet hand-loom. The pallus of these ones tend to get scrunched up in my washing machine, and I don’t have much time for ironing. I think it gives the thing even more character, and also the two level effect in the video. Yes I don’t hand wash all my saris… I hope I haven’t horrified anyone.