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My First Time

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The very first time I tried to drape my sari:

1. I couldn’t walk

2. I couldn’t pee (I pinned my sari to my underwear *mortified), and

3. The sari fell apart (when I sat down).


My mom has been pleating my sari for most of my life and she does a kick-ass pleat! But, as I got older, my tastes became pickier. I wanted this tucked in, and that shortened, and this tightened. Of course this would irritate my mom, and I would storm out in a hissy fit.


So, I learned to drape my own sari, with the help of my mom of course (after a lot of begging).


I know many of us girls who can’t keep rushing off to our mom/aunt/friend/drape specialists every single time we need a sari draped. So, I sincerely hope this “how-to-video” ignites your inner child, and teaches you how to drape a sari. Let me know what you think, as this is the first time I’ve ever directed a video, it definitely stirred a new passion in me! Tell me about your draping fiasco, was your first time as painful as mine??



Brought to you  by: 

Model: Parveen

Draping: Little Black Sari

Makeup and Hair: AK Makeup and Hair

Filming: New Motion Films

Video editing & Sound: theREBLCreative Group


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