rick rack tunic

I have been somewhat obsessed with Japanese fabric and pattern manufacturer & shop Rick Rack for a few years now. Unfortunately, they do not ship to the United States (not as far as I can tell, that is). Fortunately, my mother goes to Japan rather regularly, so on her most recent trip she was able to secure a couple of patterns.
The tunic above is from this pattern:
There are very clear photo instructions, but I still managed to get confused. It didn’t help that they used a fabric that looked the same on the right and wrong sides, plus they got all contrasty and mix & matchy with the collar and collar stand, and it was just too much for my brain to process. I used a nani iro double gauze I got from Matatabi a while back. I like the tunic, but I may shorten the sleeves so it’s less sister-wife-ish. Maybe that will do the trick.

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11 Responses to rick rack tunic

  1. Melissa says:

    Looks great! Thanks for finally including the jeggings in your photo.

  2. Lulu says:

    Nice pose. bahahahaha. Love the tunic, though, you talented gal.

  3. Arawa says:


  4. carolyn says:

    sister wife-ish hahahahaha.
    melissa’s leggings comment hahahahahaha.
    oh you are making me happier than i was before i read this, eggers.

  5. megan says:

    melissa said jeggings. ha! super cute tunic.

  6. monica says:

    that is so cute!! don’t think it’s sister-wife-ish at all. part of sister-wifey-ness is the fabric and I think your fabric is fab.

  7. Seanna Lea says:

    I feel braindead. I don’t know what you mean by sister-wifish.

  8. Kay says:

    Sister-wife-ish! LOL! You’re not in danger.
    The sleeves are perfect and the tunic is stinkin’ cute. Nani Iro double gauze, that’s just gracious living all the way. Beautiful.

  9. Jennifer says:

    Tell me those leggings are Uniqlo. Right? I notice the sleeve length less, and the cool stripe-on-one-side effect. Well done.

  10. Becky says:

    This is really awesome. I love the collar. I can’t imagine reading a pattern in a language I don’t understand (I can barely read patterns in English as it is). Very cute!

  11. Susan says:

    Ooooh, jeggings. I like the tunic! I like looks like these for days I plan to overeat.

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