Preemie Outfit #14 – Sailboat Romper

This outfit was made in the biggest variety of fabrics! Click to learn more.

Main graphic that is light yellow with black writing that says "#14 Sailboat Romper" and a paci preemie dressed in blue corduroy sailboat romper.

1984 Preemie Clothing Series Summary


This outfit consists of three pieces: a blouse, a hat and an overalls/romper piece.
The blouse is white cotton and has short sleeves, a pointed semi-spread collar, and two white buttons.
The romper is made of a variety of materials, all one colour/fabric and has a sailboat patch in the lower right corner.
The hat is the same fabric as the romper and has a small red anchor patch on it.

Picture of the pieces of the sailboat romper outfit. It is yellow corduroy.

Footwear: Regular shoes and socks

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 14C P that is pink, not navy blue) 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 seems like every factory that made this outfit used a different fabric.
                OK factory – Corduroy
                P factory  – Rough Corduroy
                SS, WS Factory – heavy polar fleece
                FD factory – Taiwan Corduroy (smoother than regular corduroy),
Silky cotton fabric

> The sailboat patches have very little variation; however, there are subtle differences between the Taiwanese factory patches and the Chinese factory patches. Take a look.

Picture showing and  example of the Taiwan factory sailboat patch and the Chinese factory sailbot patch for comparison. There is a yellow cord background.
Picture courtesy of Jodi’s Punki Patch.

One other very weird patch has come to light. This patch was found on an OK outfit. It doesn’t seem to have been bleached, but where did the purple come from? Special thanks to Jana Smith for this tidbit.

Close up picture of a sailboat patch with the regular red boat and masts, but purple strip on the sails and a purple banner.

> Mimic Outfit: #712 – This outfit comes in only one colour, light brown, and has a red anchor patch on it. The fabric is like a rough polar fleece. The shirt is almost identical to outfit #14. It was made by the OK factory. It came with knit booties, not regular shoes.

Picture of the 712 Mimic preemie outfit that is light brown with a red anchor.

2 thoughts on “Preemie Outfit #14 – Sailboat Romper”

  1. Hi there I have a red head preemie boy I need an outfit for. I am interested in the yellow sailboat romper? Possible the elephant rompers

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