Colouring in Pictures of Edwardian C20th Children Fashions
These costume colouring in pictures reflect the variety of clothes
styles girls mostly wore.
C20th Colouring in Pictures of Edwardian Children's
Costume 1900 to 1910
Styles for Edwardian girls at the start of
the century look remarkably like those of 1800.
Pale cream, white, ivory, and softer daintier lighter
fabrics take over from the heavy plush and thick materials
popular in the 1890s. Voile silk and dotted Swiss
muslin were used for the main dress.
Self coloured embroidery on the main
fabric was complimented by pastel toned and sugar almond
coloured sashes. Sashes of lemon, pale mauve, pink and
aquamarine all created look so familiar to us from a 100
Short sleeves began to be seen on small girl's dresses.
Frills and deep embroidered hemlines, cape collars or yokes
gave opportunity for decorated areas. For outdoor wear
girls often wore straw boater hats.
From 1910 older girls were wearing softer
colours and only small girls wore whites or creams.
The younger children often wore styles following yoked
smocks, but older girls wore their sashes at waist level.
By contrast after 1910 streamlined pleated
navy gym tunics (centre image), drill dresses or sailor
looks became the fashion for schoolgirls of the day.
Very large cape collars were worn over
coloured slips. Sleeves were fuller at the wrist than
they had been since the crinoline era and sometimes the
fullness was gathered into a deep 5 inch cuff or was
elasticated as a frill.
Bows were used to lift the hair and keep it
organised into a centre parting. Coloured ribbons of
all types were sometimes arranged with elastic to create
Three quarter length socks almost reached to
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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