Preemie Outfit #7 – Dress with Bloomers

Dressing like the big kids!

Main graphic with a pink background and black text that says "#7 Dress with Bloomers". It has an AA preemie wearing a blue version of this outfit and regular shoes.


1984 Preemie Clothing Series Summary

Description

There are three pieces to this outfit.

  1. Matching bloomers with lace at the leg holes. The lace matches the lace at the sleeves.
  2. Matching bonnet with lace frill. Both types of lace are used in the frill.

** I have found an exception where the lace at the yoke matches the lace on the rest of the dress. It is an FD dress, but I have a second FD dress that is ‘correct’. At this point, this appears to be a factory fluke.

Footwear: Regular white shoes and socks

This outfit was most likely sold only from 1984 – 1985. Some packaged versions may have sold later than that.

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

If you have an outfit that is not recorded here or does not match my information, (e.g. you have a 7F OK that is pink, not mint green) 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

> There are variations across factories in the lace patterns. The OK and P factory used the same lace. The FD factory uses different lace entirely. The SS factory appears to use the large yolk lace from the OK set and the smaller lace from the FD set. These trends were determined using a small sample size and are most likely slightly inaccurate.

> Mimic Preemie Outfit: #707 – The outfits are structurally identical to outfit #7 except that they do not have lace at the leg holes and do not come with a bonnet. They also come in several colours that the #7 outfits did not (e.g. white with multi-coloured hearts)

Picture of a version of outfit 707 that is white with multicoloured heart shaped polka dots. Has a watermarket that says "Kats Cpk"
Photo courtesy of Kat Pershouse.

2 thoughts on “Preemie Outfit #7 – Dress with Bloomers”

  1. I have the light blue one with white dots. It came on my 1985 Premmie in Australia. The sticker has B7 on it.

  2. I’m so thankful for your site. It’s my go-to. I got this dress on a regular size cpk and it fit tightly, so I wondered if it was a preemie dress. Sure enough, I found it on your site.

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