#14 Pinafore Dress

Pretty, pretty pinafores!

Main graphic with mustard yellow background and black text that says #14 Pinafore Dress, bracketed by two dolls. The first is a brown haired single ponytail with brown eyes and a paci and the second is a wheat double ponytail with green eyes and #1 head mold. They are both wearing pinafore dresses with various red accents.

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: Spring Picnic

Description:
A cotton dress that looks like it has a pinafore over top. The sleeves and bloomers are patterned.  The pinafore section is white with blue thread edging. There are two decorative buttons on the chest of the dress. It generally came with regular lace-up shoes and socks. Very occasionally, they came with Mary Janes.

Outfit 14S, PMI. White pinafore dress with pink and white striped sleeves and matching bloomers. The entire dress is edged in blue snitching.
Outfit 14S, PMI

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 14A KT that is green gingham, not solid red) 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.

This outfit does not appear to have been made by the primary factories CC or SS.

Variations

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

  • shade/colour
  • colour and pattern of blue stitching
Collage of 4 pictures showing the various stitching patterns and shades of blue used by 4 different factories, OK, KT, PMI, and UT.

> Mimic outfits: Play Along used this outfit on 25th Anniversary Kids. The USA version of this dress was made with very thin cotton and looks quite different from the Coleco version, having more lace and no buttons.

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

There are Tsukuda and Tri-ang Pedigree dresses that are structurally the same as the Pinafore Dress but which are the same pattern/colour all over. (Ref#3, p. 398)

Tsukuda brown haired poodle double ponytail girl with brown eyes and #1 head mold wearing a plaid dress with two buttons on the front and matching bloomers.

Other Information

> Be careful when comparing pinafore dress patterns as many look very similar to each other!
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> Refer to Beneficial Buttons for information on clear vs. white buttons.

#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)

Description:
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.

Variations

> 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

#12 Ruffled Overalls

We’re all ready to play outside! Where’s the best climbing tree?

Main graphic with a neon green background with black text #12, Ruffled overalls". There are two dolls bracketing the text. One is a lemon double ponytail with blue eyes and #2 head mold. She is wearing blue ruffle corduroy overalls and a white blouse. The other girls is an AA with double ponytails, brown eyes, and rosy cheeks. She is wearing red overalls.

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

Original Name: Country Cousin

Description:
Corduroy overalls with a ruffle running along the strap and a white blouse underneath. The neck and sleeves of the blouse have coloured rickrack trim. It came with sneakers and socks.

Outfit 12B, KT. A pair of pink corduroy overalls with ruffles around the straps over a white frilly blouse with pink rickrack around the sleeve hems.
Outfit 12B, KT

This outfit was sold from 1983 until 1985, most likely longer. It was sold both on kids and packaged, starting in 1984. There is evidence that some stock of this outfit was still being sold off as separately packaged outfits as late as 1987. (Ref#4, Iss. 5, p.4)

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 12B KT that is green, not pink) 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.

This outfit does not appear to have been made by the primary factories CC or SS.

Variations

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

  • fabric colour/shade
  • fabric type (various textures)
  • location of silk CPK label on the bib

> Mimic outfits:
Outfit #626, the Velveteen Overalls, came out in 1986ish and is a pair of velveteen overalls with a patterned cotton blouse. There are two versions.
Outfit #147 is a Transitional outfit that I believe only came packaged.
The Play Along 25th Anniversary version comes only in dark blue.
The 30th Anniversary version only came in purple.

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


There are Tri-ang Pedigree and Tsukuda versions of the Coleco flower-patterned overalls (12H). All three versions are very sought after, the foreign more than the Coleco.

12H – Coleco, Tsukuda, Triang Pedigree (Ref#3, p.422)

Other Information

> The straps of the overalls are generally the same colour as the rest, but we have found some which are white cotton, and in at least one case, navy blue corduroy. There is currently no pattern that can provide a reasonable explanation for this.

> A few outfits (a very rare occurrence) have been found with circular snaps used at the legs and to secure the straps. Both recorded examples are from Hong Kong Kids, one KT and one P factory. (Facebook Conversation, Mar 2022) It has been confirmed that if these are only Hong Kong outfits, they moved on to buttons and velcro even before the HK outfits stopped being produced.

> The silk tags on the bib of the OK overalls are always located right along the seam. Other factories have it up, away from the seam.

> Jump to Unique Accents: PMI for information on the rick rack around the sleeves.

#11 Ducky Dress

One of the most popular outfits!

Main graphic with a green background, black text saying "#11 Ducky Dress" and two dolls. One is a lemon double ponytail blue eyed #2 wearing a white knit ducky dress with pink stripes. The second is a red double braid, blue eyed paci #6 wearing a yellow knit ducky dress with white and blue 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: Winter Warmer

Description:
Knit dress with matching bloomers. Two wide stripes run parallel to the hem of the dress, and it has a duck applique on the skirt. It generally came with Mary Jane shoes and socks. Very occasionally, it came with lace-ups.

Outfit 11E, P. Purple knit dress with matching bloomers. There are two wide pink stripes around the skirt and a duck applique on the skirt.
Outfit 11E, 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 an 11A KT that is green, not pink) 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.

This outfit does not appear to have been made by the primary factories CC or SS.

Variations

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

  • stripe colours
  • yarn colour/shade
  • applique used (other than a duck)
  • location of applique

> Mimic outfits: The Play Along 25th Anniversary edition of this outfit is baby blue and looks more like the early button dress version from the front. (see below) Take note that there are very good aftermarket versions of this outfit. They are often confused with CPK brand.

> There were many variations made by foreign factories. The Tsukuda factory also made knit outfits that could be confused as a Ducky Dress from afar. For information on identifying a Jesmar version, jump to Identifying Jesmar Clothing

Other Information.

> Button Ducky Dress: The earliest iteration of this outfit only came out in early 1983 and is therefore considered hard-to-find. It closes at the back with three buttons and has a different look for the sleeves and neck. Many of these early outfits are also Hong Kong outfits. The white version is considered the hardest to find.

#10 Windbreaker Outfit

This outfit is tricky, can you help?

Main graphic that says "#10 Windbreaker Outfit" and two dolls. One dolls isa brown hair double braid with brown eyes and paci faced #6 wearing a yellow and white striped shirt, yellow jacket and jeans. The other is a lemon looped blue eyed girl with a #4 paci face, wearing a purple and white striped shirt, purple jacket and jeans.

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

Original Name: Blue Jean Baby

Description:
The outfit consists of a striped white and [insert colour here] cotton shirt, jeans, and a nylon windbreaker jacket that has a white zipper and a green curved CPK logo on the right side. It comes with sneakers and socks.

Outfit 10K, OK. White and orange striped t-shirt, orange zippered jacket and blue jeans.
Outfit 10K, OK

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 6A 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.

> This outfit does not appear to have been made by the primary factories CC or SS.

This outfit is extremely difficult to confirm as the tag is ONLY located in the shirt. It is too easy to put a shirt, jacket, and jeans together and claim to have a set.

Please provide pictures of shirts with tag codes I do not have, but only include the entire outfit if you KNOW the other pieces came with it. Mint-in-box (MIB) kids are extremely important if you have one. Refer to the Other Information section for details.

Variations

> There are observable differences between outfits produced at various factories. For specifics, follow these links:

Identifying CPK Windbreakers by Factory
Identifying CPK Windbreaker shirts by Factory
Identifying CPK Jeans by Factory
Bountiful Blue Windbreakers

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

Jesmar windbreaker outfit

> Mimic outfits: The Play Along 25th Anniversary version of this outfit was done only in purple and worn only by girls. Outfit #100 KT is a later mimic outfit with no logo on the jacket. Instead, the logo is on the shirt. I have only one version of outfit #100 recorded.

> 500s Series Windbreaker outfits

Other Information

> I’m not sure, in some situations about shirt and jacket combinations. Several outfits look like they could include the same shirt. Did they change the tags inside the shirt to reflect a different outfit, or did they just put different coloured jackets on the same coded shirt? UPDATED POST – PTP: Bountiful Blue (Windbreakers)


> Girls came wearing a variety of colours. For example, we have a confirmed example of a MIB girl wearing one of the blue outfits.

#9 Bubble Romper

This adorable outfit is so cozy and cute.

Main graphic with an orange background with black text, #9 Bubble Romper and two dolls. One is a poodle double ponytail with green eyes and #2 head mold wearing a while knit sweater and booties and white bubble romper. The other is sitting in the cardboard box and is a brown haired double braids, brown eyed girl with a white sweater and booties and yellow gingham bubble romper.

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: Snuggle Suit
Alternate Name: Sweater and Romper Set (Ref#4, Vol. 3 Iss. 8, p.4)

Description:
Sleeveless cotton romper. It came in a variety of patterns and colours. It has a double line of lace that runs vertically down the middle of the front and around the leg holes. It came with a knitted white sweater and matching knit booties. Knit accessories came in either white or yellow.

Outfit 9H, OK. White bubble romper with yellow rosebuds, a yellow knit sweater with pink rose buds and matching yellow knit booties.
Outfit 9H , OK

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 5A P 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.

Spreadsheet showing which outfits I have recorded and which I do not.

This outfit does not appear to have been made by the primary factories CC or SS.

Variations

> The knit pattern and sweater details are specific to each factory. (Ref #4, Vol. 8 Iss. 8, p.4) For details visit, PTP: Bubble Romper Sweaters.

> Mimic outfits: The Play Along 25th Anniversary version has a yellow gingham romper, and a yellow knit set. For more information, visit 25th Anniversary CPK Outfits.

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

Other Information

> Some kids came wearing regular shoes and socks, not booties. This may have been due to them running out of booties at some point, a ‘store switch’, or some other reason. At least one kid has been noted MIB with this combination.
> This outfit only came on girls; however, it has been found on both foreign boys and girls. (Ref #3, p. 419)

#7 Elephant Romper

A bewildering array of colours, fabrics, and patches on a relatively simple outfit.

Main graphic with a bright red background and black text that says "#7 Elephant Romper" and two dolls. One is a wheat fuzzy with blue hands and a #2 head mold wearing a yellow romper and whtie shirt. The second is a lemon fuzzy with blue eyes and a #2 head mold wearing a blue corduroy romper with a duck applique.

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)

Description:
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.

Outfit 7H, OK. Butter yellow elephant romper with elephant applique and a white shirt with blue zig-zag stitching at the hems.
Outfit 7H, OK

This outfit was sold from 1983 until at least 1986. 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 7D OK that is green, not blue or a 7C made from cord, not cotton fabric) 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.

It appears that each letter could be made using different fabrics. In order to keep it straight, and not make the above spreadsheet even more confusing, I’ve added the one below. It indicates which fabrics I’ve found the outfit made in, and which factory made them. Again, if you have an outfit that is missing from below, please let me know.

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.

Variations

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

> 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. For more information, visit 25th Anniversary CPK Outfits
     

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

Other Information

> The clothing tag will be in either the shirt OR the romper, not both.
> It looks the best with a diaper on.

#3 Shoulder-Tie Dress

So many colours, so many variations!

Main intro graphic with a grey background. There two dolls wearing Shoulder-Tie Dresses and the words "#3, Shoulder-Tie Dress". One doll is a butterscotch double braid #2, with blue eyes wearing a blue dress and the other is a red haired double ponytail #5 with blue eyes wearing a yellow and blue dress.

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

Original Name: Summer Sweetie

Description:
Cotton dress with a peter pan collar, ties at the shoulder, attached ‘blouse’ top, and bloomers. The blouse is one colour/pattern and the remainder of the dress and the bloomers are another pattern/colour. The hem of the leg holes and sleeves have matching cotton lace. It generally came with white socks and regular shoes. Very occasionally, they came with Mary Janes.

Outfit 3C, OK factory. Yellow and white gingham shoulder-tie dress with white blouse area with yellow rose buds.
Outfit 3C, OK

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 3C OK that is pink and white gingham, not yellow and white gingham) 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.

Variations

> Mimic Outfits: There are 2 Coleco outfits that are similar, it was used for aPlay Along 25th Anniversary outfit, and the USA factory produced this outfit.

> There were many variations made by foreign factories. The Tsukuda factory used them on their twin sets. For information on identifying a Jesmar outfit, jump to  Identifying Jesmar Clothing