Colouring in Pictures of Early C19th Children's Fashions 1850 to 1860
By Pauline Weston Thomas for Fashion-Era.com
Children's Costume History 1850 to 1860
Colouring in Pictures of Early Victorian C19th Children Fashions
These costume colouring in pictures reflect the variety of clothing
styles girls mostly wore.
Colouring in Pictures of Victorian Children's Costume 1850 to 1860
The bigger hat of the early 1850s balanced
the wider fuller skirts that were very large.
Poke bonnets were soon ousted in favour of
these large wheel hats of leghorn straw worn far back on the
head. They were held on with ribbons at the chin.
Girl's hairstyles changed too and side plait coils held at ear level
were often trimmed with imitation flowers. Toward the decade
end hats got smaller.
Most children's sleeves of 1855 were the new bell
shape. Muffs were popular and so were fur trims, tucks, and
frills. By late decade the girl's crinoline was very
large even for small girls and often had an extra bunched up
skirt like the end image.
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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