German Girl in fitted, short summer dress with blue grid pattern.

Short summer dress. German Children clothing. Kids vintage costumes. 1940s fashion.

Ursel 6 years old

Girl in fitted, short summer dress with blue grid pattern, side pockets, blue belt and white collar. A dark blue hair ribbon and red shoes.

Vintage child costume. German School girl clothing 1940s. Costume drawing.

Gallery:  German Child and Teen costumes in 1940s

Note:  Girl in dress with sewn pockets.

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