I had a vintage brocade-silk-sari. One half was rotten, but the other half with the show-piece, called “pallu”, was in good condition. I wanted to save as much as possible of the precious fabric, so I made a simple wrapping-skirt with lining .
The fabric is heavy and I have to be careful if I sit down but it´s worth the attention. You can use every kind of sari or something in that direction. But the fabric should be not to airy.
A piece like that might be fine for a Christmas-Party.