I’m sort of passable when it comes to sari draping, mostly because I’m very stubborn and do a lot of practicing. My pleats are pretty neat.
However, I’m not so hot with the pallu. I can’t ever seem to get it to lie properly, to fall across my back correctly, etc. So I did some YouTube sleuthing (don’t laugh – YouTube is a great resource when it comes to sari draping how-tos). I still haven’t found a video that helps with just the pallu pleating part (I thin I’m going to have to get a hands-on tutorial from somebody), but I did find this:
It’s a sort of modified kaccha drape, and one I think I might be able to manage! I have no idea where I’d wear it, but I’m up for trying new things. Also, I have a 9-yard sari that might just work!
(According to the internets, this is apparently a “sexy” drape because it’s intended to be practical for work, and therefore shows your legs more. Totally innocuous in the U.S., but judging by some of the comments on related videos, scandalous to some in India. Then again, some other people mentioned, with examples, that this drape was once a favorite of certain royal persons. I suppose it’s like most fashion, and open to considerable debate.)