Colouring in Pictures of Mid Victorian C19th Children Fashions
These costume colouring in pictures reflect the variety of clothes
styles girls mostly wore.
Colouring in Pictures of Mid Victorian Children's Costume 1860-1870
By late decade the crinoline was very large
and often had an extra bunched up skirt like the first
image. The skirt became a complete dome reaching huge
proportions by the mid 1860s. Skirts were trimmed heavily
with rows and rows of braiding. The skirt
fullness began to move toward the skirt back.
bell sleeves developed a deep cuff and later became
straighter and narrower appearing more close fitting. Little
girls often wore puffed short sleeves.
Easy cover ups included hooded capes.
Bodices frequently follow the Garibaldi fashion with a
little bunching at the waist.
Importantly pantaloons went right out of
fashion and the latest underwear for fashionable girls was a
small cage crinoline.
The hats were also scaled down and pork pie
styles were trimmed with feathers. Hats became much smaller,
boaters or cap like tams. Longer hair was
often dressed with snood nets before 1865, but after that
the chenille netting used disappeared.
Hairstyles changed to hair brushed back off the face and held
in place with a velvet ribbon in true Alice style.
Fringes adorned the heads of late 1860s children.
The skirts began to move toward the garment back as seen in
the last image with apron effect.
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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