Tie a Wrapper or African Saree
A "wrapper" is a popular dress in hot climates especially in Africa.
Called a saree or sarong in some places, it helps to keep the body cool,
the breasts supported and away from the skin underneath, and soak up sweat.
This is a lesson in the most basic way of tying on a wrapper. There
are many other styles, such as over the shoulder or completely under the
breasts. Some even make a cute bustle around the hips area.
You'll need a 6 to 9 yard or metre piece of fabric of a width that reaches
the approximate distance between your breasts and ankles. A little
short by a few centimeters is not a problem, but if it is too long, then
you may have to do a bit more folding and tucking.
...and that's it. You've tied your wrapper. Experiment with
variations with tying and pinning. Wear it with a headwrap.
||First, take one corner of the fabric in your hand or teeth, and then
toss the rest behind you.
||Bring the fabric around and wrap it around your belly just under your
||Bring it around again, and bunch up some of the fabric so that you
have a sort of an incomplete loop to use to tie. Then tie the corner
of fabric you started with to this loop so that it's securely above your
breasts. Not too tight though or it may rub your armpits too much
the course of the day.
||Bring the rest of the fabric around, and then tie the end top corners
together. If you have any excess, make another bunch in the fabric
that will include the last corner.
||Tuck the loops and ends between your breasts.