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)
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.
This outfit was sold from 1983 until at least 1986. It was sold both on kids and packaged, starting in 1984.
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.
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.
> The following are observable differences between outfits produced at various factories.
- fabrics, colours/shades
- fabric type (cotton/corduroy/nylon)
- Velcro closure at the crotch
- look of the patch (Jump to Plentiful Patches)
- actual patch used (e.g. bear vs. elephant) (Jump to Patch Particulars (Pt. 2)
> The clothing tag will be in either the shirt OR the romper, not both.
> It looks the best with a diaper on.