Colouring in Pictures of Late Victorian C19th Children Fashions
These costume colouring in pictures reflect the variety of clothes
styles girls mostly wore.
Colouring in Pictures of Late Victorian Children's Costume 1880
The overskirt of moist of these dresses was made in one with
the bodice. Then a separate skirt was worn beneath
that. A small bustle pad support helped hold the back skirt
The bodice neckline was higher than in the 1870s
and often featured a small stand neck sometimes frill
The frilling or pleating was repeated on other parts of
the dress especially on cuffs and the skirt. Mostly
sleeves were straight and slim but some styles had large
balloon heads with A straight forearm.
As the decade passed, young girls wore the
bodice more loosely with bloused overhang. To create
contrast, structured pleated skirts were a popular look with
this loose top.
All girl's hairstyles had a heavy fringe and
heats varied from floppy mobcap/tam styles to small crowned
wide brimmed hats
I've studied costume drawings
from a book I have dated 1930 and made my own simplified drawings (mainly of
girls in costume) but using felt pens.
These produce a heavier outline suitable for children to colour in and keep
Children in Costume - These thumbnails
enlarge when clicked and print off as an A4 image with a
little room for handwriting.
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