PTP: Bubble Romper Sweaters

How to determine which knit sweaters may go with which bubble romper. It’s all in the details!

Like all of the clothing made for Cabbage Patch Kids, the sweaters used in the #9 Bubble Romper Outfit are susceptible to differences based on factory. Meaning, the look of the sweaters changes based on the factory that produced them.

These sweaters are not tagged. (For information on what part of a CPK outfit do come tagged, visit Where are tags in clothing located?) Consequently, it is difficult to confidently match sweaters to rompers.

To determine which factory made a sweater, take note of the following.

  • The tension and pattern of the knit.
  • The patterns that are used for the edges and hems.
  • The pattern and look of the decoration around the neck. (If there are any.)
  • The colour(s) used around the neck.

NOTE: The factory of manufacture for each sweater is noted in the caption of the picture.

If you have a sweater that is not pictured here, or you have a better picture than one used here, I would love to see it.

Yellow Sweaters

I believe that yellow sweaters were only manufactured by the OK factory and for the 25th Anniversary Kids (Play Along).

Knit Booties

The correct knit booties will match the sweater. They will have the same tension and knit pattern. For more information visit Shoes: Knit Booties.

Preemie Outfits #15 and #16

Just in time for winter, warm knit outfits for your preemie!

Main graphic that is mint green with black text that says "#15 & #16 Knit sets". It also had a picture of two doll outfits, both knit.

1984 Preemie Clothing Series Summary

These two outfits only came packaged. They never came on dolls. They are similar to the 1984 Knit outfits that were produced for regular-sized kids, except that they were produced at the FW factory (Chinese), not the EX factory (Taiwanese). They were most likely sold only from 1984 – 1985.

Outfit #15 – Sweater and Pant Set
This outfit consists of a long-sleeve tri-colour striped sweater and a pair of white pants.

Outfit #16 – Scarf Outfit
This outfit consists of a white shirt with coloured trim, a pair of pants in the same colour, and a thin scarf that is white and colour striped.

Footwear: They did not come with any foot covering.

Version Information

I have recorded all the available versions of this outfit. There were only two of each. However, I could use pictures of the following:

  • A ‘piece’ shot of the yellow scarf outfit
  • The purple scarf outfit in the box
  • Both of the sweater outfits in the box

For details on the pictures required, jump to Taking Clothing Tag Pics.

Graphic of the spreadsheet that shows which outfits I have recorded.

#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)