Drapage/draping is one of the most basic techniques in clothing design. Before zippers and sewing machines, draping a piece of cloth around the body was an obvious solution to covering oneself. Think of the toga. And the sari.
A sari is a long piece of unstitched fabric that Indian women drape over their bodies. The way these sarees are draped often depends upon the region where they’re worn but the most common way is that of wrapping the sari around the waist with one end and using the other end to drape the shoulder.
There are over 80 ways to drape a sari. Mumbai-based fashion designer, Shaina NC, holds a record in Guinness Book of World Records for draping fastest saree. Her 55 innovative ways of draping saree has brought glory to her fashion designing career, thus earning her the title of “Queen of Drapes”.
Designer Shaina Nc wearing pantsuit version with sari
Mumtaz style drap: This is very innovative drap. here saree is rounded twice around to give a slim effect. It’s hard to walk in this drap. This drap is good for saree with heavy or embroidered borders.
Revolutionary Rugs at ABC Carpet & Home: Indian women spinning recycled sari silk yarn to make rugs.
Saree blouse designs