Making a T-shirt for the Native American Day Parade
Native American Day is a holiday observed in several states in celebration of Native American culture. In California and Nevada, the holiday is designated on the fourth Friday of September, whereas in South Dakota and Wisconsin, it falls on the second Monday of October.
Last week I got a letter from my second child's school telling me they were having a parade to celebrate Native American Day. For this parade, students will have to transform their t-shirts to create native American clothes.
First of all, the school delivered pictures of Native American pictograph, as shown below, and instructed the students to practice and draw on T-shirts. I posted how to transform this image file into a vector file on the info post. I taught my kids how to convert images and change colors by converting them to a computer, and they love it.
First, draw a picture with Sharpie marker (or fabric markers) like the one below on the t-shirt.
And then we fringed the bottom of the shirt and the sleeves like below.
Then, around the neck, we made a knot with three pretty threads and sewed it.
As shown below, we made a belt and attached it, and there was a pink feather, so I sewed it around the neck.
Below is the final result.
Myungja Anna Koh