#13 Square Yoke Dress

This outfit came on my first kid and holds a special place in my heart.

Main graphic with a grey background and white text that says #13 Yoke Dress", brackted by two dolls. The first is an auburn single ponytail with brown eyes and #2 head mold wearing a green and white gingham dress. The second is a brown double braid with brown eyes and #2 head mold wearing pink and white horizontal stripes.

Suggested reading: An explanation of the 1983 series of outfits that the swing dress belongs to. Jump to: 1983 Series – The 1st CPK Clothes

Original Name: Morning Glory
Alternate Name: Yoke bib dress (Ref#3, p.395)

Basic cotton dress with a square-shaped yoke of pleated nylon with a bow and eyelet trim. (Ref#4, Vol. 3 Iss. 80, p.3). It came with matching bloomers, regular lace-up shoes, and socks. Very occasionally, they came with Mary Janes.

Outfit 13F P. Blue dress with matching bloomers. The dress is blue with small white polka dots. The yoke is white shadow striped square shape, edged with lace and ribbon and has a ribbon bow at the peter pant collar.
Outfit 13F, P

This outfit was sold from 1983 until 1985, most likely longer. It was sold both on kids and packaged, starting in 1984.

Version Information

My goal is to find every version of every outfit that was produced. Below is a record of each version of this outfit that I have, up to the date indicated. To understand clothing codes, factories and variations, please refer to the suggested readings below.

Suggested readings: 1st Blog – Why do this project?, What are Clothing Tag Codes, 1983 Series – The 1st CPK Clothes

If you have an outfit that is not recorded here or does not match my information, (e.g. you have a 13J OK that is green, not yellow) I would appreciate hearing from you. Information is best sent in the form of pictures. For details on the pictures required, jump to Taking Clothing Tag Pics.


> The following are observable differences between outfits produced at various factories.

  • fabric shade/colour
  • ribbon colour

> Mimic outfits: The Mattel 15th Anniversary kids came with a slightly different version of this dress where the yoke itself comes off, almost like a bib. Outfit #659 came out in 1986ish and is the mimic version of this outfit. The yoke is more frilly and the bow velveteen. Outfit #149 is a transitional outfit that most likely only came packaged.

> There were many variations made by foreign factories. For information on identifying a Jesmar version, jump to Identifying Jesmar Clothing

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