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Godey's Fashions Coloring Book [Paperback]

Ming-Ju Sun
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Book Description

June 28 2005 Dover Fashion Coloring Book
Superbly rendered illustrations, adapted from Godey's Lady's Book, a rare nineteenth-century fashion magazine, provide authentic views of evolving Victorian modes of apparel — from lace-edged necklines and elongated bodices to fitted bonnets and extravagant bustles.
Thirty ready-to-color illustrations depict lavish dresses and gowns of velvet and damask; smart riding outfits trimmed with braid and gilt; an elegant cashmere shawl, children's outfits; as well as hair ornaments, footwear, and other accessories.
A lovely collection that offers an authentic glimpse of what well-dressed ladies and youngsters of the Victorian era were wearing, this is a must-have for coloring book fans, costume designers, and cultural historians.

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Ming-Ju Sun has worked in fashion advertising as an illustrator, art director, and photographer. Her original illustrations for Garfinckel's department store, along with her original drawings from Dover's Fashions of the First Ladies Coloring Book, are archived at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So lovely! Aug. 3 2009
Format:Paperback
I must confess that I'm a 26 years old child who loves to color lol!!!. I often do anxiety crises so for me, coloring in books is a way to calm me down. When I color, I forget everything around me...

Some weeks ago, I just started to do mandalas but after some pages, it was a bit repetitive and boring so I was looking on amazon for adult coloring books and finaly found those from Dover publications. They have a huge selection of coloring books for all tastes (fairies,flowers gardens,butterflies,victorian mansions and so much more) so I decided to order two of them (the one you can see on this page and the other one is Empire fashions from Tom Fierney).I chose them cause Victorian period is a fascination for me so I was so excited to receive those coloring books!!!

So, I just got my order today and Godey's Fashions coloring book is so lovely! All the pages are so detailed and well done. I can say with no hesitation that I've never ever seen a cutest coloring book before. In addition of it, each dress has his own comment and explanation so for those who like this period, it's very interesting.

Now, I just have a little problem : this book is so wonderful that I don't want to use it! I will probably print all the pages so I will be able to color it again and again!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Sept. 6 2013
By Jane
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Fantastic colouring book and love the short bio's on how each dress, style, and year each dress was made .thanks
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fashion April 11 2013
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I bought this book for the fashion references and pictures. I hope to create such beautiful dresses at some point in the future.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Color me happy! May 22 2008
By J. Arena - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I've been over the moon with fashion paper dolls since I was a kid. Discovering Dover Pictorial Archives coloring books was like Christmas morning for me!

Godey's Fashions Coloring Book is a dream you can make come true with gel pens, crayons, colored pencils -- whatever suits your mood and interpretation of the project.

Frame it or cut it out and incorporate the image into another crafts project! There's lots of fun here!
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Much too Pretty to Use June 9 2008
By T. Bickley - Published on Amazon.com
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What a lovely book! The range of dresses depicted spans several years, the images are beautifully drawn and highly detailed, and the descriptions that accompany the illustrations are quite informative. I actually purchased this thinking that I would color the images -- but the book is just much too pretty to use!
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT BUY April 10 2007
By A. Bonfield - Published on Amazon.com
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I just purchased these Dover COloring Books for my mother and she loves them. The detail is out of this world and the variety of colors you can use are only limited by your inagination. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars one of my favs! Dec 30 2008
By Megan - Published on Amazon.com
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Ming-Ju Sun just can't be beat when it comes to fashion coloring books for adult enthusiasts, terrific artistic renderings with not too much and not too little detailing...everything is just right. What I love about Ming-Ju Sun's designs is nothing is inked in already, like it is with other artists designs (namely Tom Tierney).

I'm an adult coloring fanatic and this one is my fav regarding fashions of yesteryear. You won't find any backgrounds in these designs, it's all about the dresses, which is a nice change of pace.

This book is printed on quality white paper, great for pencils. The designs are printed back to back and marker will bleed through.

Relax with it and have fun! It's what they're all about :)
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Colour me wonderful! Jan. 10 2008
By C. Chipman - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is wonderful. The fashions depicted are truly lovely. I'm enjoying it already. Definately a keeper!
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