Colouring in Pictures of Early C19th Children's Fashions 1800 to 1810
By Pauline Weston Thomas for Fashion-Era.com
Children's Costume History 1800 to 1810
Colouring in Pictures of Early C19th Children Fashions
These costume colouring-in pictures reflect the variety of clothes styles that girls mostly wore.
Colouring in Pictures Children's Dress 1800-1810
The empire line styles of dress established
themselves firmly in 1800. The dress was loose and
often had a frill collar or frill trim on the sleeve edge. Such
frills were ironed with a special goffering machine or
An interesting collar ruffle trim, cape
collar or sleeve helped make
similar styling look more individual.
The puffed repeat sleeves in the middle picture below dated
1810 are called mameluke sleeves.
After 1803 modesty meant that
some girls began to wear long full length pantaloons beneath these
skirts so that onlookers saw glimpses of lace white frill peeping beneath
hemlines. This was underwear meant
to be seen. But it was some years before it became a general fashion.
In the early 1800s as soon as they were running around, girls wore
dresses of muslin, dotted Swiss, white percale and lawn. The dress was drawn together with a ribbon
or sash just beneath the chest.
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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