more little zippy tops

little zippy tops \\ craftiness is not optional

More little zippys!

I warned you they were coming.

You know me, I find a good pattern I like and I make a meellion of them.


It’s a sickness.


little zippy tops \\ craftiness is not optional

I knew I was going to make something for Sadie out of this mustang fabric-I love it enough that I want it to last through all 3 girls if possible.

So there you go. Mustang Zippy!

little zippy tops \\ craftiness is not optional

with navy zipper in back. My favorite part of this fabric are the gold accents!

Now Sadie and her pen pal match!

little zippy tops \\ craftiness is not optional

the leggings are the go to leggings pattern (affiliate link)-I don’t even know how many of these I’ve made.


I have probably 7-8 pairs in rotation that I’ve never even blogged. ha!

little zippy tops \\ craftiness is not optional

little zippy tops \\ craftiness is not optional

Charlotte got a delicate and feminine Zippy!

I love the triangle pattern on this fabric, although it’s not as fluid as the other fabrics.

Of course, now I can’t find the selvage or my notes on where the fabric came from.

Anyone out there know?

little zippy tops \\ craftiness is not optional

She loves it-she loves anything I make her and asks to take pictures if she’s wearing anything “mama made”.

Before you “awwww”, she’s in it for the candy.


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little zippy tops \\ craftiness is not optional


  1. kate should pay you. I’m sure many, many people are buying the pattern after seeing all your super beautiful version! but you should safe some until spring. It’s far too cold in Germany to buy a short sleeve pattern now… ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. The triangles are Tule by Leah Duncan ๐Ÿ™‚

    I need to get my hands on that sewing pattern soon! I want to do a different (coordinating) fabrics on the front and the back!

  3. They are beautiful. I absolutely love these wee zippy tops you made. Really need to make one of them myself for my daughter…

    But I am wondering off topic. The fabric you used for Charlotte is Leah Duncan’s, Mojave in Opaque by Art Gallery. I have half a yard myself well hidden in my stash- always saving it for something special! Now I know what I could make of it….

    Thx for your great blog. Best wishes. Laura – zuckerkusshandmade

  4. 1. The triangles are from Tule by Leah Duncan.
    2. They are SO cute !! I think I’ll need this pattern to make a few of these tops for my nieces (the lucky testers, until I have a daughter of my own!)

  5. Pretty sure that’s an Art Gallery from Leah Duncan. It’s not the meadow line. Maybe Tulle? Anywho those zippy tops are so cute!

  6. You have convinced me. I am going to have to make some of these for my little girl. Also, you already know this, but, gah, those are some adorable girls you’ve got. I am a little bit obsessed with Charlotte’s little face in these pictures. Man! (Probably in part because she reminds me a little bit of mine.)

  7. These are so cute!

  8. I keep seeing people’s zippy tops- they are so cute! Confession: I have NEVER sewn a zipper.

  9. These are super adorable! Aw man we need to get our girlies together again and they can both wear their mustangs! They haven’t written in a while! I bet they can both write actual letters now, since they’re big ol’ first graders now. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Gorgeous! I’m heading over to buy that pattern ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. How cute are those? And Charlotte’s poses… I can’t even! …. LOVE.

  12. Do you find the zips bother yourgirlswith their long hair? I want to try this pattern but a RTW top we’ve had in the past, her hair would get caught on the zip and cause all sorts of high drama.

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