23 February 2010

Godey's Fashions Coloring Book (Dover Pictorial Archives)

Godey's Fashions Coloring Book (Dover Pictorial Archives)
Godey's Fashions Coloring Book (Dover Pictorial Archives)


This coloring book starts with a short blurb about Lady's book (later Godey's Lady Book) aka who we can thank for these lovely images.

Each page gives us information about the page we're coloring -- including the year that fashion appeared, the fabrics used, what the accents are, etc.

While some adult coloring books require you to all but grab a magnifying glass for the details, this one is a bit kinder on the eyes. Some pages have almost no small areas leaving you to your own devices when it comes to just how much shading / sprucing up of the image you'd like to do. Or, alternatively, if you're in the mood for some of the more detailed challenges some pages do have fashions that will require you sharpen the colored pencils to a fine point before you start working on them.

Some of the coloring books that are geared towards adults might not be as appropriate for kids, but this one is just fine for them. Really small kids would maybe have problems with the pages that have some of the finer details, but beyond that, there's no reason why kids of all ages couldn't color these pages.

If you like Victorian fashion, history, and coloring then you won't want to miss this one.

5/5 stars

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