Colouring in Pictures of Early C19th Children's Fashions 1820 to 1830
By Pauline Weston Thomas for Fashion-Era.com
Children's Costume History Regency 1820-1830
Colouring in Pictures of Early C19th Children Fashions
These costume colouring in pictures reflect the variety of clothes
styles girls mostly wore.
Colouring in Pictures of Late Regency Children's Costume
Skirts started to get much shorter and fuller and more
heavily decorated with tucks, braiding and pleated trims. Girls
all wore pinafores and smocks to cover up and keep their dresses clean.
Even the poor followed the
fashion for pantaloons and used a simpler leg covering of white linen or cotton frilled
tubes which were called pantelettes. The visibility of these
items actually became a fashion and pantaloons were designed to match the
Other undergarments meant to be seen
included drawers with attachment legs for easy laundering and to accommodate
Flimsier fabrics were replaced by heavier
materials and in deeper colours than the whites, ivories and
pastels that had been so usual. The sturdier fabrics enabled
sleeves to be made with greater fullness and was the start
of the gigot leg o'mutton sleeve to come.
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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