Growing Up

Growing Up Skipper Doll

Growing Up Skipper Doll is one of the most well known of all the vintage Skipper dolls. Marketed as "2 dolls in 1 for twice as much fun", Growing up Skipper and her friend Ginger would grow taller and develop small breasts when their left arms were rotated forward, transforming them from a "young girl to a teenager". In addition to Skipper and Ginger's original ensembles - which included outfits for both the girl and the teen versions, between 1975 and 1976 there were an addition 6 ensembles that also included outfits for both sizes of the dolls.

Growing Up Skipper

Growing Up Ginger

Growing Up Skipper Doll
Growing Up Ginger Doll

Model #: 7259 9222
Issue Date: 1975 to 1977 1976
Box Date: 1974 1975
Hair: Long blonde hair with center part and red ribbon hairband Waist length brunette hair with side part
Face: Blue eyes, light brown eye brows, peach lips and blush Brown eyes, brown eye brows, peach lips and blush
Clothing: Red bodysuit with blue removable collar, red and white houndstooth plaid mini skirt with blue waistband, red and white houndstooth plaid long skirt, blue scarf, red knee socks, white platform sandals, red flat shoes Turquoise Sleeveless bodysuit with pink collar, turquoise with white dots mini skirt with pink waistband, turquoise with white dots long skirt, pink scarf, pink anklet socks, white platform sandals and turquoise flat shoes.
Head Markings: inside rim:
Copyr. © 1963 Mattel, Inc.
inside rim:
Copyr. © 1963 Mattel, Inc.
Body Markings: © 1967
Mattel
Inc.
Hong Kong
U.S. & For. Pat.
© 1967
Mattel
Inc.
Hong Kong
U.S. & For. Pat.
Notes:

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Growing Up Skipper Fashions

Growing Up Skipper Fashion #9021#9021 (1975-76)
Red and White Striped Cropped Tank Top
Red and White Striped Tank Top with Elastic Waist
Blue Short Cotton Skirt with White Stitching
Red Elastic Waist Pants
White Scarf
Red and White Striped Knee Socks
White Flat Shoes
Red and White Jump Rope
Blue Plastic Transistor Radio

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Growing Up Skipper Fashion #9022#9022 (1975-76)
Red Tank Top with White Stitching
Red Short Full Skirt with Elastic Waist and White Stitching
Short Sleeve V-neck Floral Print Cropped Short Top
Floral Print Bell Bottom Pants with Elastic Waist
Red Flat Shoes
Plastic Hamburger

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Growing Up Skipper Fashion #9023#9023 (1975-76)
White Ribbed Tank Top
Full Short Denim Skirt with Red Stitching
Red Bandana Print Halter Top
Red Bandana Print Maxi Skirt with Elastic Waist
Woven Nylon Red Bandanna
Cardboard Mirror with Face On Back
Red Flat Shoes
Black Flat Shoes

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Growing Up Skipper Fashion #9024#9024 (1975-76)
Brown, Beige, White, Yellow and Orange Striped Sleeveless Short Dress with Yellow Vinyl Belt and Yellow Buckle
Brown, Beige, White, Yellow and Orange Plaid Maxi Skirt with Elastic Waist
Orange Knit Sleeveless Turtleneck Top
Yellow Long Sleeve Knit Scoop neck Top with Waist Ties
Brown Flat Shoes
Green Arithmetic Book
Plastic Cola Bottle

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Growing Up Skipper Fashion #9512#9512 (1976)
Pink Tricot Blouse with Lace Trimmed Short Puffed Sleeves and Yoke
Pink Tricot Short Skirt with Elastic Waist and Ruffle at Hem
Yellow Tricot Sleeveless Top with Lace Trim and Elastic Waist
Three-Tiered Pink, Yellow and Blue Tricot Maxi Skirt with White Lace Trim and Elastic Waist
White Paper Invitation with Burgundy Printing
Flat Yellow Cardboard Gift with Yellow Ribbon

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Growing Up Skipper Fashion #9513#9513 (1976) -->
Yellow Elastic Ribbed Tank Top with Green Stitching and Ruffled Hem
Yellow, Orange and Lime Green Wrap Style Blouse
Lime Green Pants with Elastic Waist
Orange, Yellow and Lime Green Color Blocked Short Skirt with Elastic Waist
Pink Ice Cream Cone
Plastic Cola Bottle

Growing Up Skipper Fashion #9513 Variation #9513 Variation
Yellow Elastic Ribbed Tank Top with Green Stitching and Ruffled Hem
Yellow and Orange Wrap Style Blouse
Yellow Pants with Elastic Waist
Orange and Yellow Color Blocked Short Skirt with Elastic Waist
Pink Ice Cream Cone
Plastic Cola Bottle

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Growing Up Skipper Deluxe Fashion Set
There were also "Deluxe Sets" produced that included two different Growing Up Fashions packaged together - these came in different configurations.

Growing Up Skipper Doll Bedroom and Paper Dolls
Growing Up Skipper Doll Paper DollsThere were also Growing Up Skipper Doll Paper Dolls and a Bedroom for Skipper that included, you guessed it, a room that transformed from a girls room to a room for a teen.
Growing Up Skipper 2-in-1 Bedroom


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