1940s Child’s Summer Dress

This is one of my mom’s childhood dresses.

1940s child's dress

A well-worn, well-loved cotton dress

cotton dress detail

detail of the back

She remembers that the first summer she got it, it was too big.  She wore it the next summer and it fit just right.  Then she tried it again the third summer and had grown too much to get into it.  She says she loved it and wore it every chance she got, and I would too!  It’s light, airy, crisp, and colorful!