Day 12 of the Ultra Blog Challenge
Who doesn't like dressing up? And how many of us would live to dress up in a beautiful sari?
A group of ladies going to Pilates together came upon the idea of organising a Bollywood evening where everyone was expected to dress up in Indian outfits, eat Indian food and learn Indian dancing. All sounds fun but bit daunting if you have never worn an Indian sari. That when my friend who is the ring leader of this Pilates Group decided to ask me to help a few of them wear a sari.
Word got round the village and the few turned out to be 15!! My friend had bought quite a few saris in India and had also had the sari blouse made. But some of the ladies had used their initiative and bought saris in eBay. A sari is usually 5 ½ to 6 yards long. Some saris are sold with a matching blouse material which you have to cut from the sari and give to a tailor to make for you. A matching colour petticoat is worn under the sari. These petticoats are tied round the waste tightly and a sari is draped around it. Some ladies were not aware that they would need petticoats and had thought that they could wear leggings under the sari – which is fine until you need to use the bathroom!! We had a hilarious afternoon trying on saris and making sure every one looked nice.
Here are some of the ladies I dressed up in saris:
Here is a video of how to wear a sari:
Linking up this Post with the two bloggers Snowing Indoors and You Baby Me Mummy who are running the point and shoot linky.