- 1 Piece Ready to wear sari (hemmed and with fall) / Dry Clean or Hand Wash only
- 1 made to measure blouse (measuring instructions will be emailed after order is placed)
- 1 Underskirt / petticoat (measuring instructions will be emailed after order is placed)
- 1 Pack of Bindis (approx 4-5 bindis per pack)
- Optional FREE UPGRADE to ready to wear Sari. You can choose this option when providing measurements.
Get the complete Indian attire. No need to buy anything else. We will custom make the blouse & petticoat. You can also get the sari upgraded to a ready to wear sari with pre-stitched pleats for FREE.
You will get a sari with its edges hemmed so that you don't have any loose threads and we will also stitch a fall to the bottom portion of the sari so that the sari doesn't get frayed when you walk. Don't settle for the cheaper versions which do not have a hem or a fall. You will need this if you intend to wear the sari the right way.
What is a Sari
sari is a rectangular piece of unstitched fabric which is draped around the body. The length of the sari is 220 Inches long and 43 inches wide. The fabric is draped around the body and over the shoulders. The loose end of the fabric, which is thrown over the left shoulder, is known as Pallu.
What is a Ready to wear sari
Pre-stitched or ready to wear saris add convenience to grace. These saris are crafted so that they can be worn in a one-step process, just like putting on a skirt. It takes approximately 15 seconds to slip into the pre-stitched sari. But draping the normal sari sets the wearer back by 7 to 10 minutes. Once worn, the pre-stitched sari looks exactly like the conventional sari.
In essence, a pre-stitched sari is a skirt with pleats at the center. It can be worn without the fuss of tucking, pleating, or adjusting of the pallu length. In fact, this easy-to-wear sari even does away with the bother of draping. All that the wearer needs to do is to put the loose end of the outfit over the shoulder. The blouse is worn separately. These saris are best suited for people who want to wear one of the most iconic elements of Indian couture while avoiding the knottiness of drapes.
What is a Bindi
A bindi is a decorative mark / dot worn in the middle of the forehead by Indian women
With proper care and attention, Silk Sarees can be preserved for ages without losing its luster or freshness. Follow the directions below carefully and your Silk Sarees would last longer with the same sheen as a new one!
- Never Machine wash a sari. A sari should be either delicately hand washed or dry cleaned.
- Do not wash with a detergent in the beginning.
- After two or three plain water washes, use a good detergent and clean quickly. Do not keep the sari soaked in detergent for long.
- Do not brush or lash a Silk Saree. This would lead to tearing of the zari.
- Wash (Pallu) Mundi and Border separately in the beginning.
- Do not bundle and keep wet for a long time.
- In case of stains, wash with cold water immediately.
- For hard stains get the Sari Dry Cleaned.Do not bundle the wet saree along with inferior variety choly etc.
- While ironing, keep the iron in medium or low heat.
It is recommended to iron the saree between two pieces of cloth. It is not recommended to wet the saree prior to ironing or to use a steam iron. Store sarees in a cool dry place.
How to Wear a Sari (Saree)
No exotic fancy dress, but a garment that is worn daily by women through the length and breadth of India, 5 metres of continuous fabric. Unstitched. Yet a perfect fit for every figure. And not as complicated to wear as you might suppose.
At least part of the secret of the sari are the "underneath" garments - a waist -to- floor length petticoat, tied tightly at the waist by a drawstring. (No elastic, please!) And a tight fitting blouse that ends just below the bust - short sleeved or sleeveless, with a variety of necklines.
Starting at the navel, tuck the plain end of the sari into the petticoat for one complete turn from right to left. Make sure that the lower end of the sari touches the floor.
Step 3 & 4
Beginning from the tucked-in end start making pleats in the sari, about 5 inches deep. Make about 7 to 10 pleats and hold them up together so that they fall straight and even.
Tuck the pleats into the waist slightly to the left of the navel, and make sure that they are turned towards the left.
Drape the remaining fabric around yourself once more left to right, and bring it up under the right arm and over the left shoulder so that it falls to about the level of the knees.
The end portion thus draped is the pallav, and can be prevented from slipping off by fixing it at the shoulder to the blouse with a small.