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Colouring in Pictures 1910-1920

C20th Children's Fashions

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Children's Costume History 1910-1920

Colouring in Pictures of C20th Children Fashions

These costume colouring in pictures reflect the variety of clothes styles girls mostly wore.


C20th Colouring in Pictures of Children's Costume 1910-1920

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Children's Costume 1915 C20th Colouring in Pictures of Children's Costume 1920
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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 arrived.

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 within lines.

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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