Preemie outfit #1 – Gown with Vest

A gown with a vest and matching bonnet.

Blue graphic with a picture of a Cabbage Patch preemie wearing a gown, vest and bonnet. It says #1, Gown with vest" in black lettering.

1984 Preemie Clothing Series Summary


There are 3 pieces to this outfit.

  1. Gown: Long cotton gown with a straight across bottom. There is lace along the bottom hem, around the end of the sleeves, around the neck and in a single strip down the middle front. This is the tagged piece.
  2. Vest: A different colour/pattern than the gown. It ties closed at the front with satin ties. Lace edges from the chest area all around the bottom hem. The arm holes are capped with small flutter sleeves.
  3. Bonnet:  Cotton bonnet that is the same colour as the gown. Edged with lace.

    The lace on the sleeves and down the front of the gown is different from the other lace in the outfit.

Footwear: Shoes / Booties

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 1D OK vest that is pink and white gingham, not white with purple buds) 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.


> At this time I can see no observable differences between outfits produced at different factories.

> B-Series outfit: There is a BSeries version of this outfit, but I don’t have the number recorded.   (Future Post)

> 25th Anniversary Preemie Outfit: This outfit looks very similar but the vest is attached and doesn’t continue around to the back. For more information visit, 25th Anniversary Outfits.

Picture of a yellow gown with attached vest. The 25th Anniversary version of the outfit.

One thought on “Preemie outfit #1 – Gown with Vest”

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