Category: Rasalila Hargreaves

The proud owner of  her blog ‘108 ways to wear a saree’ was born in the USA, is a world traveler and current resident of Ireland. She is also very enthusiastic about sarees and the many different drapes. She has a prominent youtube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKaQVN9qFFt_Q6T7SbAcSoA) which is all about tutorials of saree draping in different styles.Check her saree drapes at https://wearasari.wordpress.com/

October 16th, 2015 by dare2drape

By: Rasalila Hargreaves

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This drape was always a mystery to me up until about 3 years ago. When I was growing up my mom had a bag in her closet with a beautiful fuchsia and gold silk sari in side. I used to sit and admire the sari it was so beautiful. On the bag was a silhouette of a woman wearing the mumtaz drape. But I couldn’t figure out how it was done and I always wanted to wear a sari that way. Since I have learned it, it is one of my favorite drapes. Its so elegant!
7 Drapes 7 Saris 7 Weeks! Its been so much fun :) Looking forward to seeing the rest of the challenge!

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October 6th, 2015 by dare2drape

By: Rasalila Hargreaves

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This drape is from Assam. In the book that I learned from it is called Boro Mekhla. It kind of reminds me of Thailand and far East fashion. Its a lovely drape for cold climates as it is easy to wear with sweaters. Living most of my life in colder climates it tends to be a theme in my wardrobe to keep warm. So I appreciate any drape that is sweater friendly 😀

For this drape you take the tallest sari you have fold it in half, so its only 3 yards long instead of 6, and wrap it around once. Then take the excess and turn it length wise and wrap the pallu around your waist from back to front just as you wrapped the first part. I’ve got a video on my blog https://wearasari.wordpress.com/ if anyone wants to learn.

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October 2nd, 2015 by dare2drape

By: Rasalila Hargreaves
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This drape is for cold climates. Is basically the Bollywood drape but you wear a long shirt underneath instead of a choli. I like it better in cold weather because my belly is covered and I don’t have a big lump under my sweater on one shoulder. It is sophisticated, smart and can be casual or dressy. I love saris! <3 <3 <3

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September 23rd, 2015 by dare2drape

By: Rasalila Hargreaves

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This drape is called by lots of different names. But the one I grew up with was Gujarati style. So that is what I call it. :) This drape reminds me of royalty and wealth. Its a super easy drape actually easier, in my opinion, than Nivi. It uses quite a few pins and therefor stays on quite well and it also give better coverage of the belly. It is a drape I use when I want something quick and fun 😛

 

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September 15th, 2015 by dare2drape

By: Rasalila Hargreaves

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This drape I came up with my self. Its really simple and easy to do. Its more of a costume party drape than anything, but its so fun to try to make historical fashions by draping the sari and see how close you can get to the authentic look. I’ve done a couple of other historical drapes on my blog but this by far was the most fun.

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September 9th, 2015 by dare2drape

By: Rasalila Hargreaves

 

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This is such a graceful style. There are no pleats except at the back and it flows so nicely, it reminds me of a river.  It is almost a backwards nivi and there is a folktale about that and it includes a river too. This is a drape for formal and casual occasions alike, depending on the sari you are wearing. It is a drape with good mobility and since the pleats are at the back that helps with climbing stairs or walking uphill. Definitely one of my favorites.

 

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September 3rd, 2015 by dare2drape

By: Rasalila Hargreaves

 

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This is one of my favorite drapes. It is so easy to move in and very graceful also. I like to wear this while gardening or exercising as there is no restriction of movement. It is a traditional drape from the Madurai region in Tamil Nadu, but it is not worn anymore as far as I know. I imagine the women who wore this drape had a very active lifestyle. I always get loads of compliments when I wear it. My little niece likes it too!

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