Colouring in Pictures of Late C18th Children's Fashions 1775 to 1800
By Pauline Weston Thomas for Fashion-Era.com
Children's Costume History 1775-1800
Colouring in Pictures of Late C18th Children Fashions
Colouring in Pictures of Late c18th Children's Costume 1775 to 1800
These costume colouring-in pictures below reflect the variety of clothes
styles that girls mostly wore. In 1800 yoked empire dresses
arrived with gathers starting from armpit level. Lengths varied with long ankle length skirts for children
set against the new shorter empire
styles of skirt.
1775 to 1795
After the French Revolution fewer people donned exorbitantly priced
silks and satins. But for children especially they were an
extravagance. Softer more easily washable fabrics such as printed
calicos, loose cottons and linens, voile and muslin and other gauzy
fabrics became more usual. Garments were designed to suit these
fabrics and the gathered flowing skirt style suited the soft sprigged
Mob caps, sashes and lace fichu collars were all
touches that captured the fashion elements of the era. Hats
became bonnets when a fashion
started to tie them with a ribbon under the chin. Gradually the back brim was
removed and the crown pushed back so the brim made a form of circular
halo for the face.
Shoes became more visible and so more interesting styles such as heelless
dancing style slippers replaced square toed pumps with buckles.
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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