These costume colouring in pictures reflect the variety of clothes
styles girls mostly wore.
C20th Colouring in Pictures of Children's
After 1910 colour was less restrictive and
children wore a wide range of brighter colours which were
much daintier than the gaudy new aniline colours of the mid
Victorian era. Patterned and gingham check fabrics
replaced wispy muslins.
The yoke dropped to the waist and by 1914
dropped even further to the thighs for a few years.
Socks began to shorten to the ankle. The
ribbon became a very important hair accessory to decorate
the almost universal short hairstyle of girls around 1920.
Some ribbons were excessively wide at 6 or 5 inches wide and
the need for a hat was eliminated as the head was decorated.
Children also began to wear knitted jerseys
and knitted dresses a sign that the 20th century had really
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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