BSeries Preemie Outfit #506 – Kitty PJ’s

Let your preemie curl up like a cat in this cute onesie.

Main graphic with mint green background and black text that says "BSeries Preemie outfit - B506 Kitty PJ's". there is also a peach version of the outfit on it.

B Series Preemie Outfits Summary

Description

This is a footed velveteen onesie. The yoke is coloured/patterned and quilted, with lace running along the bottom and a cat patch on the left breast. The feet are also coloured and have a pom-pom. There is an arched Cabbage Patch Kids patch on the left leg. It closes down the front with a long strip of Velcro.

Footwear: n/a

White version of outfit B506 with a red and white striped yoke and feet.
Photo courtesy of Kat Pershouse.

This outfit was sold only on dolls manufactured in 1985 and later.

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 B505D SS that is purple, 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.

Variations

> Mimic Preemie Outfit Series: #716 – Terry Cloth Preemie PJ’s. These are structurally the same as the Kitty PJ’s but have no cat patch, are not coloured at the feet, do not have pom poms, and, of course, are made of terry cloth.

Picture of outfit 715. It is pink with a white with pink rosebuds yoke.
Photo courtesy of Felisa Ruth Echevarria

> Outfit #136 – This outfit is structurally the same, except that the yoke has two bows, there is only a small square CPK patch on the left side, and it is made of cotton.

Picture of outfit 136. It is blue with white with blue rose buds at the yoke and feet. It has the water mark "Kat's CPK' on it.
Photo courtesy of Kat Pershouse.

> BBB Outfits – There are several terry-cloth BBB outfits that look very similar to this outfit.

BSeries Preemie Outfit #505 – Teddy PJ’s

All ready for bed! What a cute set of Pajamas for a special overnight.

Main graphic with purple background and black text that says "b Series Preemie Outfit, B505-Teddy PJ's". There is also a picture of a preemie cabbage patch kid wearing a blue PJ set with pink accents and a teddy patch.

B Series Preemie Outfits Summary

Description

Cotton two pieces PJ’s – The top closes up the front and has a bow in the middle and one at the neck. The front closure, neck, and sleeve hems are all white. Coloured rick rack runs up either side of the front opening, and the left side has a teddy patch and an arched Cabbage Patch kids patch. The bottoms have footies and rick rack around them. The entire thing is the same colour.

Footwear: n/a

Set of light blue cotton PJ's consisting of a top and bottom. The accent rick rack is pink, the bows white. It has a teddy patch and a CPK patch.

This outfit was sold only on dolls manufactured in 1985 and later.

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 B505D OK that is purple, 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.

Variations

> Mimic Preemie Outfits: #715 – Plain cotton preemie PJ’s. The most obvious differences are the lack of a teddy patch and rick rack. In addition, there is only one bow at the neck.

Picture of a bald preemie wearing a mint green plain set of PJ's.
Photo courtesy of Donika Jordan.

BSeries Preemie Outfit #501 – Velour Bunting Bag

Soft and warm, this velour bunting bag is beautiful on any preemie.

Main graphic. It has a blue gradient background and black text that says "B Series Preemie Outfit, B501 - Velour Bunting Bag". It also had a picture of a preemie cabbage patch kid wearing the velour bunting bag outfit in mint green.

B Series Preemie Outfits Summary

Description

This outfit is a velour bunting bag with an attached hood. They are all solid colours. They have lace trim accented with a ribbon that runs around the sleeves, the hood, and the bottom. The hood tightens with a ribbon. Most of them have a curved logo patch on the right breast, but not all.

Footwear: Knit booties

Pink and peach versions of the B501 velour bunting bag outfit. They both have green Cabbage Patch Kids patches on the breast.

This outfit was only sold on dolls manufactured in 1985 and later.

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 B501G SS that is pink, not purple) 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.

Graphic of a spreadsheet that indicates which outfits I have recorded and which I do not.

Similar Outfits

25th Anniversary Bunting Bag Outfit: Although the colours are different, these outfits are very similar. For more information, visit 25th Anniversary Outfits.

BSeries Preemie Outfits

The second, and fancier, line of Preemie clothing!

For basic information on preemies and their outfits, jump here.

1984 – First Series of Preemie Clothes
1985 –  B Series (This Post)
1987 –  Preemie Mimic Series (707 – 716) (Future Post)
1988-89 – Random outfits in the 100’s (Future Post)

A picture showing all 6 B series preemie outfits. All are on dolls except one.

What’s with the code?

I am unsure what the B stands for. I theorize it indicates that this was the second series of outfits, but I have no proof of that. These outfits have a 500s number as they were produced in 1985. For more information on this, jump to: What are Clothing Tag Codes

Some of the codes were put on the tags with stickers. It may be they were reusing leftover tags from other outfits until the correct tags were available.

Picture of a cabbage patch preemie outfit tag from the BSeries where there was a sticker over top of the code.

The Outfits

NOTE: These outfits do not have conventionally agreed-upon names. Therefore, the names used below were created by me purely for the sake of expediency to distinguish one from the other.

There are six B Series outfits, and they were made predominately by the SS factory. However, some are OK, and some are WS. All are Chinese factories.

I do not have enough information to propose ‘primary’ factories at this time; however, so far, outfits J and K appear to be primarily from the WS factory.  Based on my research to date, it seems that letters A, B, C, and I were not manufactured. The highest letter I’ve found is K.

Picture of a spreadsheet that shows what outfits have been recorded for a specific BSeries outfit. It is an example of what the greyed out sections look like.
Example: The greyed-out lines are those that I do not believe had outfits manufactured.

Almost all the BSeries outfits have the curved Cabbage Patch Kids applique on them. I have only seen one or two that did not !

Summary List

NOTE: These outfits do not have conventionally agreed-upon names. Therefore, the names used below were created by me purely for the sake of expediency to distinguish one from the other.

B501 – Velour Bunting Bag

B502 –  Fancy Hooded Gown

B503 – Fancy Hooded Blanket and Gown

B504 – Bubble Romper with Blouse

B505 – Teddy Bear PJ’s

B506 – Kitty PJ’s

Preemie Outfits – An Overview

An overview of the various Preemie outfit series and links to more information.

Preemies are 14″ cabbage patch dolls that came out from 1984 to 1989. Hasbro then continued to produce them for a few years. They originally used a limited number of head moulds, hair types, hair colours, and eye colours. (Ref3, p.178)

  1. The first series of Preemie clothes came out in 1984.
  2. The second came out in 1985.
  3. The third came out in 1987 and was a series that mimicked many of the outfits that came before.
  4. Finally, in 1989 a few random preemie outfits were produced.

Preemie Series Post Links

1984  First Series of Preemie Clothes
1985  B Series
1987  Preemie Mimic Series (707 – 716) (Future Post)
1989 Random outfits in the 100s (Future Post)

What’s With the Numbers?

Why 15? Why 125? Why not 485? Who knows, but here’s some thoughts.

# 1 – 20 (1983 Series)

The first outfit numbers in 1983 started at 1, which makes sense.

The first twenty outfits, created for the regular-sized kids, came out in 1983, and some stayed in production for many years. Many of the foreign outfits are based on the outfits in this series. (Visit: Jesmar Clothing)

1983 Regular kids outfits. The original 20. The dolls are wearing the outfits and sitting on stairs. The outfits are numbered.


When they created the first line of preemie outfits in 1984, they used the same numbering convention. Unfortunately, that means that if you don’t know whether an outfit is a preemie outfit or a regular kid outfit, they can be easily confused. You have to know by looking at it. (Jump to: Preemie Clothing Summery and 1984 Series)

1985 Preemie series outfits. Dolls wearing the outfits are sitting on stairs and the outfits are numbered.

Year by Number

It was eventually pointed out to me (Ref #4, Vol. 3 Issue 9/10/11, p. 6) that the code numbers used seemed to match the year they were produced.

  • 500s in 1985
  • 600s in 1986
  • 700s in 1987
  • 800s in 1988

This makes sense! For some specific lines of kids like the Toddlers, Growing Hair kids, Splashing Kids, Talkers, and a few others, this theory works.

The second preemie series (BSeries), which came out in 1985, also uses the same year-based numbering convention. They are numbered as a 500s series, but most are numbered B5__. Consequently, they are easier to distinguish from the regular kid 500s outfits. I wonder, did they consider the regular-sized kids outfits the A series?

For information on regular preemie outfits with a B in the code jump here: Preemie Clothing Summary and 1984 Series.

Year by Code Addition

The first theory about the code number being the year it came out works for many outfits, but not for all of them. Starting in 1986, some outfits no longer fit the pattern. A small addition shows up in the code to assist. To learn more jump to: Tag Codes Continued: A 2nd Theory

Series by Hundreds

Which series can be found in which hundred. To see examples of outfits in each series jump to: Series Information in Pics

The 100s

The 100s include many series.

The 200s

There’s only a handful of 200s and they are knit BBB outfits. It’s like they didn’t realize how many numbers they’d need when they started making the series, and just continued into the 200s. That’s it.

The 300s

The 300s contain only the second series of Cornsilk outfits that came out in later 1986. I call these the Wacky and Layered Cornsilk Series 2. That’s it.

The 400s

There are two different 400s series.

Series 1 – Sold in 1988, they have the 8- in their codes. They are all packaged regular-sized dresses produced by Coleco. So far only 4 are recorded.

Series 2 – Sold in 1990 (Transitional Period), they have the 0- in their codes and often have Hasbro tags. I have 4 outfits recorded and they are all BBB outfits.

Oddly enough, the 14″ Furskin outfits produced in 1986 are also recorded in the 430s.

The 500s

Only one series of regular outfits came out in 1985. For more information visit The 500s Series.

The 600s

The 700s

The 800s


To see examples of outfits from each ‘series’, jump to: Series Information in Pics

For more information on clothing tag codes, jump to: What are Clothing Tag Codes

For information on how to locate clothing tags, jump to: Where are clothing tags located?

For more information on matching clothing to kids, jump to: A match made in . . . . the factory