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: Short Stuff
Alternate Name: Coloured Romper (Ref#4, Vol 3, Iss. 8, p. 3)
Romper with, most likely, an elephant patch on the bottom right side above the leg opening. Some versions have velcro at the crotch, allowing the outfit to be removed like an infant for changing. A white shirt with blue decorative stitching is worn underneath. (see Variations info below.) It came with regular shoes and socks.
This outfit was sold from 1983 until at least 1986. It was sold both on kids and packaged, starting in 1984.
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 7D OK that is green, not blue) 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.
Outfit Colours ( as recorded above)
This outfit was not made by the primary factory SS (that I am aware).
If the tag is in the shirt, please be absolutely sure that the outfit came together before sending pictures. The shirts can be switched very easily.
> The following are observable differences between outfits produced at various factories.
- fabrics, colours/shades
- fabric type (cotton/corduroy/nylon)
- Velcro closure at the crotch
- look of the patch (Jump to Plentiful Patches)
- actual patch used (e.g. bear vs. elephant) (Jump to Patch Particulars (Pt. 2)
> There is some controversy around the white shirt. Jump here for information on which outfits used them and for identification information. Wonderful White Shirts, Unique Accents for PMI Shirts
> Mimic outfits: The 25th Anniversary version of this outfit is pink and came only on girls. The applique is a graphic, not embroidered. The shirt has no zig-zag stitching, it’s plain white. It’s a heavier material and may only open halfway down the back.
> There were many variations made by foreign factories.
For information on identifying a Jesmar version, jump to Identifying Jesmar Clothing
> The clothing tag will be in either the shirt OR the romper, not both.
> It looks the best with a diaper on.
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