#15 Bib Dress

Most of our kids are too old for bibs, but we love this outfit anyway!

Main graphic with a blue background and black text that says "#15 Bib Dress" with two kids bracketing it. The first doll has red double ponytails with blue eyes and a #3 head mold and is wearing a pink gingham dress with a white giraffe bib. The second is a butterscotch double braid with blue eyes and a #2 head mold, wearing a blue dress with flower pattern.

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: Lil Lollipop
Alternate Name: Giraffe Bib Dress (Ref #3, p.387)

Cotton dress with a peter pan collar edged with piping and matching bloomers. It comes with a white lace fringed terry cloth bib that generally has a giraffe patch on it. It generally came with regular lace-up shoes and socks. Very occasionally, it came with Mary Janes.

Outfit 15J, OK. Blue dress with yellow, white, and red flowers. The peter pan collar is white with red piping. Over top is a white bib with lace edging and a giraffe applique in the middle.
Outfit 15J, OK
Outfit 15T PMI, white with peach flowers, without the bib.
Example of dress without the bib

This outfit was sold from 1983 until 1985, most likely no longer. It was sold on both 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 15C OK that is green gingham, not pink 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.


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

  • lace
  • patch used on the bib – Jump to Plentiful Patches Pt.2
  • collar piping colour
  • look of the patch

> Mimic outfits: USA versions are very similar except, their collar piping appears to be consistently white. The giraffe patches look different. (see below)

Pink and white gingham bib dress with bib. The bib has a giraffe applique on it that is silver, red, and yellow.
USA Version, courtesy of Jodi’s Punki Patch

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

> This Tsukuda/Triang-Pedigree dress can easily be confused with a bib dress. It, and similar other plaid dresses, can be found on Tsukuda and TP kids and are their own series of outfits.

Red, blue and black plaid dress with matching bloomers. There's two buttons at the neck.
Photo courtesy of Stephanie Blum.

Other Information

> The giraffe patches are subtly different. For example, on some, the tail of the giraffe points straight up, the embroidery lines are thicker, and there’s less space between the front and back legs.

Pictures of three giraffe appliques, each being subtlety different. They are Jesmar and USA factory appliques.
Photos courtesy of Nicole Sorensen Barnes and Jodi’s Punki Patch.

> The bib with a lamb on it may have come on Coleco OK kids as well as Tsukuda kids (see above). For more information visit: PTP: Patch Particulars (Pt. 2)

> A long-time collector believes that the plaid material (i.e. 15H)  was introduced later, around 84-85ish and that they introduced new patterns for the bib dresses over time. She believes that they stopped making them in 1985-86. (Leah Salt FB Conversation; Feb. 6, 2019)

> This bib is very unusual. I do not think it’s a Coleco bib, maybe it’s an aftermarket?

Photo courtesy of Grace Jones.

> These outfits were produced by Playmates under the brand, Sunshine Kids. They are aftermarket outfits that are often confused as TSU outfits. For more information on the patches, visit PTP: Patch Particulars (Pt. 2).

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