Preemie Outfit #12 – Bunny Outfit

Unique among the preemie outfits for cut and fabric, it also hides the secrets of the Jesmar Preemie outfits.

Main graphic with a baby pink background and the words #12 Bunny Outfit. It also has a doll dressed in a blue version of the outfit.

1984 Preemie Clothing Series Summary

Description

There are three pieces to this outfit, and it is made of terry cloth (well most are). The entire outfit is one solid colour except for the underside of the beak of the bonnet and the accents on the bunny top.

The top has a bunny head on the front, which acts as a pouch. The features are done in coloured thread.

Footwear: Regular white shoes and socks

12J WS version of the bunny outfit. It is white with navy blue accents.

Most versions of this outfit were most likely sold only from 1984 – 1985. Some packaged versions may have sold later than that, and the Jesmar versions appeared in 1987 (Refer below).

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 12D OK that is pink, 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.

Variations

> Jesmar Preemie outfits: There are three versions of this outfit. They came out in early to middle 1987 (Ref#4, 1987, Iss. 9, p.4) and came both Jesmar Preemies and regular Coleco preemies. They are velveteen and the only versions of this outfit made in a fabric other than terry cloth. For more information, visit here.

> The bunny face and details of the outfits vary slightly by factory.

  • The OK factory outfits are very distinctive. The ears are tacked up with an almost invisible stitch, the mouth is badly zig-zagged, the eyes are oval-shaped, and the ears are folded ‘in’ not flat ‘out’.
  • The P and SS outfits have round eyes, ears folded ‘out’ not ‘in’, and the ears are tacked up with a distinctive stitch.
  • The WS outfits look a lot like the P and SS outfits except the top of the are sewn all the way across, not just held on by a stitch.

> Mimic Outfit: 25th Anniversary Preemie version – This outfit came out only in white with blue accents. The most noticeable difference is the beak of the hat, which is patterned on the bottom and on top. It is likely that the back closure only extends halfway down, but I have not seen it to know for sure.

25th Anniversary Play Along Preemie new in box. It is bald with brown eyes.

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