#507 – Aerobics Outfit (Updated)

With only four versions of this outfit produced, it’s one of the hardest outfits to find. Obtaining a complete aerobics outfit with all the pieces is even more difficult! Learn all about this interesting outfit.

Main graphic with grey background and black text that says "507 Aerobics Outfit". It also has a redhaired, green eyed paci kid wearing the blue and red version of tihs outfit.


Summary of 500s Series outfits and a list of the outfits: The 500s Series

Description

This outfit consists of numerous pieces.
1) Striped one-piece with footies and long sleeves.
2) Bodysuit with a ruffle on the shoulder straps and a ruffle around the waist. The ruffles are the same striped pattern as piece #1, but the main portion of the bodysuit is a sold colour. This piece has the curved Cabbage Patch Kids logo patch on it.
3) A pair of slouchy leg warmers the opposite colour from the bodysuit.
4) Headband the same colour as the leg warmers (generally).

This outfit came with striped sneakers.

I believe that Coleco started manufacturing this outfit in 1985 because the PMI factory would not have had an opportunity to produce it otherwise. However, many believe the manufacture of this outfit didn’t start until 1986, as kids wearing this outfit are generally found in later boxes. It is a mystery.

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. To understand clothing codes, factories, and variations, please refer to these posts: 1st Blog – Why do this project?, What are Clothing Tag Codes?, Factories and Companies

Long-time collectors believe that this outfit only came in the four versions described below. UPDATE: However, we recently added a new PMI outfit to this list! Thank you April Shaw for your keen eyes. Are we missing any others?
If you have an outfit that is not recorded here, I would like to hear from you. Information is best sent in the form of pictures. For details, visit Taking Clothing Tag Pics.

Spreadsheet showing the outfits that I have recorded, and their details.

Factory Variations -none so far

Similar Outfits

Outfit #325: This cornsilk outfit is the only outfit that looks remotely similar.

Picture of outfit #325. It's a stripes shirt under an orange dress with pink tights.

Other Information

Scarcity: As it was only made by one factory for most of its manufacture, this outfit is one of the more difficult of the 500s Series to find. It is also the 500s Series outfit with the least number of versions produced. Finally, it is extremely difficult to find an outfit with all the pieces!

#506 – Sun Suit

Fun in the sun! Everyone likes these cute sun suits, so much that they are highly replicated!

Main graphic with a light grey background and black text that says "506 Sun Suit". It has a green and white gingham version of the outfit.


Summary of 500s Series outfits and a list of the outfits: The 500s Series

Description

This outfit consists of a cotton blouse, cotton romper, and a white terry cloth bucket hat. The blouse has slightly puffed sleeves and is a single fabric pattern. The romper has a lace-edged bib front with the curved Cabbage patch Kid logo on it. It also has two rows of lace running across the backside and acting as ruffles. The straps close with velcro. The hat is made of white terry cloth and has ribbon ties to hold it on. The outfit came with regular lace-up shoes.

Picture of outfit #506, the Sunsuit. It is blue and white with a blue patch on the front.
#505J OK, Photo courtesy of Kat Pershouse.

Coleco started selling this outfit in 1985. It likely ended production no later than sometime in 1986. If it is found on later kids, it was likely because the company was using up old stock.

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. To understand clothing codes, factories, and variations, please refer to these posts: 1st Blog – Why do this project?, What are Clothing Tag Codes?, Factories and Companies

If you have an outfit that is not recorded here or does not match my information, (e.g. You have a 506A OK that is pink, not yellow.) I would like to hear from you. Information is best sent in the form of pictures. For details, visit Taking Clothing Tag Pics.

Ref #3, p. 384

Factory Variations -none so far

Other Information

> Fun fact: This outfit can be found in the 1985 Coleco Catalogue (p. 3).

Close crop of a picture from the 1985 Coleco catalogue showing the Sunsuit outfit.

> Fun Fact: This outfit is one of the most commonly replicated CPK outfits. Consequently, you can find it in a variety of colours and patterns that Coleco never intended. They can also come with different styles of patches on the front.

Picture of a #19 HM CPK with blond braids and blue eyes wearing a purple gingham version of the sunsuit outfit.
Felicity is wearing a wonderful handmade version of the Sun Suit. It was a gift.

#505 – Apron Dress

Beloved and beautiful, the Apron Dress is a beautiful addition to any patch.

Main graphic with light grey background and the text "505 Apron Dress". It also had a CPK wearing a green gingham version of the dress.


Summary of 500s Series outfits and a list of the outfits: The 500s Series

Description

This outfit consists of a cotton dress with an ‘apron’ overskirt and ribbon shoulder-ties. It is matched with a pair of bloomers and regular lace-up shoes. The apron is edged with scalloped lace and is made of shadow-striped white fabric. There is an arched Cabbage Patch Kid logo patch on the left side of the apron (skirt).

PIcture of #505J OK, a yellow version of this outfit.
#505J OK

Coleco started selling this outfit in 1985. It likely ended production no later than sometime in 1986. If it is found on later kids, it was likely because the company was using up old stock.

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. To understand clothing codes, factories, and variations, please refer to these posts: 1st Blog – Why do this project?, What are Clothing Tag Codes?, Factories and Companies

If you have an outfit that is not recorded here or does not match my information, (e.g. You have a 504A OK that is yellow, not pink.) I would like to hear from you. Information is best sent in the form of pictures. For details, visit Taking Clothing Tag Pics.

Ref #3, p. 384

Factory Variations -none

Similar Outfits

> Hasbro Apron Dresses Hasbro manufactured this series of very similar dresses. They were worn by Transitional kids. The most significant differences, other than the fabric patterns, are the lack of shoulder ties and logo patch.

Picture of the Hasbro transitional version of the Apron dress. This one is blue with white polka dots.
Photo courtesy of Jodi’s Punki Patch.

> Outfit #3 – Shoulder-Tie Dress

Yellow gingham outfit #3 Shoulder-tie dress.

> USA Version Shoulder-Tie Dress

Blue and white gingham USA version of the shoulder-tie dress.
USA Factory Version

> Mimic Outfit #656

Outfit #656, an outfit that mimicked the shoulder-tie dress. This one is blue with white polka dots and a white blouse area.
#656 – Mimic Series;
Photo courtesy of Kat Pershouse.

> 25th Anniversary Shoulder-Tie Dress (Play Along)

Pink Gingham Play Along 25th Anniversay version of the shoulder-tie dress.
25th Anniversary Version

> Foreign Factories: There were many variations of the #2 Shoulder-Tie Dress made by foreign factories. The Tsukuda factory used them on their twin sets. For information on identifying a Jesmar version, jump to  Identifying Jesmar Clothing

Other Information

> Fun fact: This outfit can be found in the 1985 Coleco Catalogue (p. 2). This appears to be a prototype outfit, as there are numerous differences between this dress and the one eventually produced.

#504 – Sailboat Dress

This outfit is wonderful for a day on the water! Deck your water baby out in the Sailboat Dress and enjoy!

Main graphic showing the name of the outfit "504 Sailboat Dress" and a wheat single ponytail popcorn girl wearing a blue version of the outfit. She's holding a crayon.


Summary of 500s Series outfits and a list of the outfits: The 500s Series

Description

This outfit consists of a cotton ‘swing’ style A-line dress with matching bloomers. It has a sailor collar with a ribbon bow, lace, and rick-rack. The same rick-rack runs along the bottom hem. On the left side of the skirt is a sailboat patch, with an arched Cabbage Patch Kids logo patch over it. The bloomers match the dress fabric and have no trim around the leg holes.
This outfit came with regular lace-up shoes.

Outfit #504B AX; It's blue with white sail boats on it and matching bloomers. It has red rick -rack and a white bow.
#504B AX

There’s some debate about when this dress began being sold. Although it has a 500s series number, most of which started being sold in 1985, Coleco may not have started selling this outfit on dolls until 1986. (Ref#3 p. 399) It likely ended production sometime in 1986 as well. Consequently, it would have been produced for a limited amount of time. If this outfit is found on a later kid, it was most likely the company getting rid of ‘older’ stock.

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. To understand clothing codes, factories, and variations, please refer to these posts: 1st Blog – Why do this project?, What are Clothing Tag Codes?, Factories and Companies

If you have an outfit that is not recorded here or does not match my information, (e.g. You have a 504A OK that is yellow, not pink.) I would like to hear from you. Information is best sent in the form of pictures. For details, visit Taking Clothing Tag Pics.

Factory Variations

> The Collar: The Taiwan factory collars appear to have an extra flap section with rick-rack that the China factory collars do not.

> The Lace: It seems that the lace used by the Taiwan and China factories is different. It’s hard to tell, but it appears that the KT and P factory lace are the same, while the AX lace is different.

> The Rick-rack: The location of the rick-rack around the skirt hem seems to change based on the factory. KT is right along the hem edge, AX is about 1cm away, and P is the furthest away from the hem.

Similar Outfits

 > Outfit #1 – Swing Dress

Yellow and red Swing dress. Yellow dress with red tie and red tights.

 > Outfit #655 – More basic Swing Dress

Picture of outfit #655, an outfit that mimics the swing dress. It is purple and white.
Courtesy of Jodi Punki Patch.

 > Foreign: I am only aware ofJesmar, of all the foreign factories, producing a swing-style dress. For information on identifying a Jesmar version, jump to  Identifying Jesmar Clothing.

Other Information

> Fun fact: This outfit can be found in the 1985 Coleco Catalogue (p. 5). It looks very similar to outfit #504B, but may in fact be a prototype outfit like so many of the others in this catalogue.

Picture of the Sailboat Dress from the 1985 Coleco Catalogue. It is blue with white sailboats and red rick-rack. It's being worn by a red poodle single ponytail paci kid.

#503 – Velour Jogging Suit

Warm and luxurious, our kids love showing off their moves in this velour jogging suit. Don’t forget the headband!

Main graphic showing the name of the outfit "503 Velour Jogging Suit" and a wheat single ponytail poodle girl wearing a purple version of the outfit.


Summary of 500s Series outfits and a list of the outfits: The 500s Series

Description

Two-piece velour outfit. The top looks like a regular long-sleeved top except that it has a pair of white shorts made of sweatsuit material attached to the bottom. The ‘shorts’ are trimmed with a ruffle, have decorative stitching, and have the curved Cabbage Patch Kids Logo on them. The ‘top’ has small white ruffles at the shoulders and white trim on the sleeves. The bottoms are made of the same colour velour fabric and have white trim at the ankles.
As this outfit is so oddly constructed, people will often put it on the doll wrong. Sometimes the pants have been pulled up over the ‘shorts’.
This outfit came with a terry cloth headband and pink striped sneakers.

Coleco started selling this outfit in 1985. It likely ended production no later than sometime in 1986. It may be found on later kids, but this was most likely the company using up old stock.

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. To understand clothing codes, factories, and variations, please refer to these posts: 1st Blog – Why do this project?, What are Clothing Tag Codes?, Factories and Companies

If you have an outfit that is not recorded here or does not match my information, (e.g. You have a 503D OK that is yellow, not pink.) I would like to hear from you. Information is best sent in the form of pictures. For details, visit Taking Clothing Tag Pics.

Factory Variation

As I only have three factories recorded as producing this outfit, there is very little factory variation to note. The only difference I can observe is in the curved CPK logo and the thread patterns on the shorts. There seems to be som difference between China factory outfits and Taiwanese outfits in those two areas.

Other Information

> Fun fact: A prototype version of this outfit can be found in the 1985 Coleco Catalogue (p. 4). As far as I am aware, they never produced this colour.

Picture from the 1985 Coleco Catalogue showing a prototype version of the Velour Jogging Suit, outfit #503.

> Washing Warning! Be careful when washing these outfits; some of the colours run horribly! The red is notorious for this.

#502 – Country Dress

Quaint, cute, and often confused with a Cornsilk dress of the same name! Count the patches, you’ll see the difference!


Summary of 500s Series outfits and a list of the outfits: The 500s Series

Description

Cotton dress with tights. The dress is a pinafore style, with a ruffle visible at the bottom and a flower patch at the neck. The ruffle and the sleeves are one pattern/colour, and the main portion of the dress is another. There is a curved Cabbage Patch Kids logo on the left side of the pinafore section of the dress. The dress is paired with tights and lace-up shoes.

502D

Coleco started selling this outfit in 1985. It likely ended production no later than sometime in 1986. It may be found on later kids, but this was most likely the company using up old stock.

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. To understand clothing codes, factories, and variations, please refer to these posts: 1st Blog – Why do this project?, What are Clothing Tag Codes?, Factories and Companies

If you have an outfit that is not recorded here or does not match my information, (e.g. You have a 502D OK that is yellow, not purple.) I would like to hear from you. Information is best sent in the form of pictures. For details, visit Taking Clothing Tag Pics.

Factory Variation

As I only have two factories recorded as producing this outfit, there is very little factory variation to note. The only difference I can observe is a slight variation in how the lace is applied.

Other Information

~ At least two of these outfits came in interesting variations. I have confirmation that 502H and 502J came with two additional versions that had fabric with embroidery patterns on them. They all have the same code and are essentially the same, but the embroidery makes them different. All the embroidered versions I am aware of were produced by the OK factory. The plain versions were produced by at least the OK and IC factories.

~ Another OK difference is the sleeve fabric. Most are regular fabric. A few are more corduroy-like fabric. I’ve seen this with C & K so far.

Similar Outfits

? #167 – Cornsilk Country Dress (Cornsilk Series 1)
Take note of the number of patches and the location of the lace. In this outfit, the bottom ruffle is different than the sleeves.

167K – Photo courtesy of Jamie Osterbuhr.

? #14 – Pinafore Dress (1983 Series)

#14 Pinafore dress

#501 – Fancy PJ’s

Every girl needs a pair of Fancy PJ’s for PJ parties. These popular frilly PJ’s bring it!

Title graphic for outfit #501 - Fancy PJ's


Summary of 500s Series outfits and a list of the outfits: The 500s Series

Description

Cotton two-piece outfit. The top is a short dress with a large bib-shaped piece edged with lace at the front. A curved Cabbage Patch Kids logo patch is on the bib section. Lace also runs around the bottom, neck, and sleeve hems. The bottoms are made of the same colour fabric and are footed. There is a band of lace and a flower patch located at the ankles.

Yellow 501 outfit, Fancy PJ's,  on a dark background.
501D OK

Coleco started selling this outfit in 1985. It likely ended production no later than sometime in 1986. It may be found on later kids, but this was most likely the company using up old stock.

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. To understand clothing codes, factories, and variations, please refer to these posts: 1st Blog – Why do this project?, What are Clothing Tag Codes?, Factories and Companies

If you have an outfit that is not recorded here or does not match my information, (e.g. You have a 501D OK that is pink, not yellow.) I would like to hear from you. Information is best sent in the form of pictures. For details, visit Taking Clothing Tag Pics.

Factory Variation

As I only have two factories recorded as producing this outfit, there is very little factory variation to note. The only difference I can observe is a slight variation in how the lace is applied.

The 500s Series

These 16 outfits came out from 1985 to 1986 and are some of the most beloved for CPK collectors. It includes the Teddy Bear Overalls, Portrait Dress, Snowsuit, Country Dress, Apron Dress and more!

Picture of 9 cabbage patch dolls wearing outfits from the 500s Series. They are sitting on a bed covered with a vintage CPK coverlet.


Jump to 500s Series Outfit Quick Links

There are 16 outfits in this series. This equates to between 140 and 150 different versions of the outfits. They came on regular kids from 1985/1986. They can also be found on later kids and in separate packages as Coleco got rid of overstock between 1987 – 89.
Photo courtesy of Rebecca Russell.

It’s believed that most of the 500s Series came out in 1985 but that some came out in late 1985 or 1986. It is interesting to note that the outfits believed to have come out in 1986 are also those considered harder to find. This makes sense as they were likely manufactured for a shorter period of time.

Possible 1986 outfits include:

  • Sailboat Dress (504)
  • Tri-heart dress (508
  • Girls Ruffled Windbreaker Outfit (512
  • Multicoloured Boys Windbreaker (516)

The Logo Dress, a secondary version of the Portrait Dress (511), is believed to have come out in 1987.

Production Factories & Outfit Codes

These outfits are #501 – #518. There was no #509 or #515 produced. It’s theorized that they were proposed but not approved for production.

For an explanation of the clothing codes (i.e. 511A) visit,  What are Clothing Tag Codes?

Like other Series, certain letters seem to have been produced primarily by specific factories. I call these the Primary Factory for each letter.  For example, I think the KT factory produced the letters A and B (if they produced the outfit). Other factories may have made them, but not always consistently.

To the right are my theorized primary factories.

It would appear that not every letter was created for every outfit. In fact, we are quite sure that one outfit only has four options while the largest number for one outfit seems to be between 10 and 14.

Spreadsheet showing the Primary Factory for each letter, and other factories I have found.

For some outfits, there’s more than one version of a code. This is generally caused by variations between factories. This is why it is vitally important to look at both the clothing code AND the description when determining if the outfit has been recorded.  For example, the IC version and the KT version might look slightly different.

Taiwan factory outfits (e.g. IC, AX) have been recorded in the 500s Series; however, they are rather rare. At this time, the Taiwanese factories were more focused on producing specialty outfits.

The PMI factory only operated for one year, between 1984 and early 1985. As a result, it only produced 500s Series outfits for a short length of time. (Ref #3, p. 30) Consequently, PMI outfits in this series are the rarest to find. I am unsure how many 500s Series outfits the PMI factory produced. I have a record of only three, the Snowsuit, the Multi-coloured Jogging Suit, and the Aerobics Outfit.

Tags

The clothing tags in these outfits are generally in either the shirt or the dress piece. The single exception is the windbreaker outfits, which are labelled in the jacket.

The P and PMI factories continued to use stickers for their codes (for details visit HERE). This can make it very difficult to record the complete code. We know that it was made by the P factory but don’t know the letter. If you have an outfit from these factories with the sticker, please check if it is recorded!

Some OK tags in the 500s Series also have stickers. I think this was done when they ran out of a tag and needed to use the tags for another outfit. They just covered the original code with a sticker showing the new one.

Shoes

As for shoes, they were specific to the outfit. Certain outfits came with certain shoes, but there were only three options: Sneakers, Mary Jane’s, and lace-up shoes (sometimes called high tops).

For more details on the individual type of shoe, click the labels in the pictures above or jump to, Shoes – An Overview.

Like with the clothing, the shoe factory should match the doll’s factory. If the doll is KT, the shoes should be KT. For details visit A Match Made in . . . the Factory (Matching Pt. 1) .

Quick Links List

Note: The names I used for these outfits are either used extensively within the CPK Community I frequent or were created by myself where no consensus seemed to exist. If you have another possible name, please contact me.

(Links will be added as the posts are published.)

502 -Country Dress

503 -Velour Jogging Suit

504 -Sailboat Dress

505 – Apron Dress & 505 – Hasbro Apron Dress

506 – Sun Suit

507 – Aerobics Outfit

508 – Tri-Heart Dress

509 – NO OUTFIT

510 – Ruffled Knit outfit

511 – Portrait Dress

511 – Logo Dress


512 – Ruffled Windbreaker Outfit

513 – Snow Suit

514 – Button Romper

515 – NO OUTFIT

516 – Multi-coloured Windbreaker Outfit

517 – Teddy Bear Overalls

518 – Multi-coloured Jogging Suit

References

Ref #4, Vol. 3 Issue 9/10/11, p. 5-7
Ref #3, p. 371 – 437

What’s With the Numbers?

Why 15? Why 125? Why not 485? Who knows, but here’s some thoughts.

# 1 – 20 (1983 Series)

The first outfit numbers in 1983 started at 1, which makes sense.

The first twenty outfits, created for the regular-sized kids, came out in 1983, and some stayed in production for many years. Many of the foreign outfits are based on the outfits in this series. (Visit: Jesmar Clothing)

1983 Regular kids outfits. The original 20. The dolls are wearing the outfits and sitting on stairs. The outfits are numbered.


When they created the first line of preemie outfits in 1984, they used the same numbering convention. Unfortunately, that means that if you don’t know whether an outfit is a preemie outfit or a regular kid outfit, they can be easily confused. You have to know by looking at it. (Jump to: Preemie Clothing Summery and 1984 Series)

1985 Preemie series outfits. Dolls wearing the outfits are sitting on stairs and the outfits are numbered.

Year by Number

It was eventually pointed out to me (Ref #4, Vol. 3 Issue 9/10/11, p. 6) that the code numbers used seemed to match the year they were produced.

  • 500s in 1985
  • 600s in 1986
  • 700s in 1987
  • 800s in 1988

This makes sense! For some specific lines of kids like the Toddlers, Growing Hair kids, Splashing Kids, Talkers, and a few others, this theory works.

The second preemie series (BSeries), which came out in 1985, also uses the same year-based numbering convention. They are numbered as a 500s series, but most are numbered B5__. Consequently, they are easier to distinguish from the regular kid 500s outfits. I wonder, did they consider the regular-sized kids outfits the A series?

For information on regular preemie outfits with a B in the code jump here: Preemie Clothing Summary and 1984 Series.

Year by Code Addition

The first theory about the code number being the year it came out works for many outfits, but not for all of them. Starting in 1986, some outfits no longer fit the pattern. A small addition shows up in the code to assist. To learn more jump to: Tag Codes Continued: A 2nd Theory

Series by Hundreds

Which series can be found in which hundred. To see examples of outfits in each series jump to: Series Information in Pics

The 100s

The 100s include many series.

The 200s

There’s only a handful of 200s and they are knit BBB outfits. It’s like they didn’t realize how many numbers they’d need when they started making the series, and just continued into the 200s. That’s it.

The 300s

The 300s contain only the second series of Cornsilk outfits that came out in later 1986. I call these the Wacky and Layered Cornsilk Series 2. That’s it.

The 400s

There are two different 400s series.

Series 1 – Sold in 1988, they have the 8- in their codes. They are all packaged regular-sized dresses produced by Coleco. So far only 4 are recorded.

Series 2 – Sold in 1990 (Transitional Period), they have the 0- in their codes and often have Hasbro tags. I have 4 outfits recorded and they are all BBB outfits.

Oddly enough, the 14″ Furskin outfits produced in 1986 are also recorded in the 430s.

The 500s

Only one series of regular outfits came out in 1985. For more information visit The 500s Series.

The 600s

The 700s

The 800s


To see examples of outfits from each ‘series’, jump to: Series Information in Pics

For more information on clothing tag codes, jump to: What are Clothing Tag Codes

For information on how to locate clothing tags, jump to: Where are clothing tags located?

For more information on matching clothing to kids, jump to: A match made in . . . . the factory

Where are tags in clothing located?

Oh where, oh where does the clothing tag hide . . . . oh where, oh where can it be?

Oh where, oh where, can it be?

By clothing tag, I am referring to the information tag found inside the outfit, not the silk flash with Cabbage Patch Kids that is often found on the shoulder of shirts and dresses or pant legs.

Coleco only tagged one piece of each outfit, often leaving the other pieces unmarked in any fashion. This means that that the unmarked pieces can be easily lost and often go unrecognized as Cabbage Patch. This makes it difficult to put an outfit back together. How do you know which pieces belong in an outfit? Well, that’s a question for another post (or a bunch of posts).

In this post, I’m just going to tell you where to look for the informative little things. There are three options when it comes to tag situations.

1. My outfit has no tags

If the outfit has no tag there are four possible explanations:

  1. It’s a foreign CPK outfit.
  2. It’s a fake/aftermarket/handmade outfit.
  3. They’re all pieces of Coleco CPK clothing but didn’t all come together. OR They all came together, but at least one piece is missing.
  4. It is a CPK piece of clothing produced by a later company. eg. Play Along, Wicked Cool Toys

At least one piece in each Coleco outfit MUST have a tag.

2. My outfit has A tag

Regular Tag Locations

  1. Inside the shirt or dress piece of the outfit. If there is more than one top in the outfit, it is generally located on the piece worn closest to the doll’s body.

2. Along the side or back seam of the romper, sleeper, onsie, etc.

NOTE: There are a few outfits that can have them in either location. For example, the ruffled overalls may have the tag in the shirt OR the overalls, but not both, and not neither!

Unusual Tag Locations

There are some exceptions to these rules (of course), most of which involve later outfits (Post 1986) or jackets.

1. The Designer Line outfits that have jackets have the tag inside the jacket, not the shirt, as does the 500s series windbreakers and outfit #100.

2. ‘Made in USA’ outfits tend to have the tag in the pants, if the outfit has pants.

3. Splashing Fun Kids clothing have the tag on the most substantial piece of the outfit, generally the robe, the jacket, or the wrap.

4. Talker dresses have the tag on either the underdress or the pinafore. I see no pattern as to which was chosen.

5. A small number of later outfits (1989 and later) have the tags in an odd location. So look carefully.

3. My outfit has TWO (or more) tags

If your outfit has two or more tags, here are possible scenarios:

  1. It’s a Jesmar outfit. Jump to: Jesmar Clothing Tags
  2. You have two pieces of Coleco clothing that did not originally come together. For example, if your elephant romper has a tag, and the white shirt has a tag, they didn’t originally come together.

For more information on tags (if you haven’t already seen them), jump to:

What are Clothing Tag Codes: An explanation of the codes on Cabbage Patch clothing tags. Learn about the letters and numbers that started it all!
Oddball Tags: Not all clothing tags were made equal. Some have codes, some don’t. Which do? Which don’t?
What’s With the Numbers?: Why 15? Why 125? Why not 485? Who knows, but here are some thoughts.