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Jacqueline Cieslak’s fundamental design philosophy is that every body deserves clothes that fit perfectly. Her first book, Embody, is an extension of her commitment to embracing all of our community.

Embody offers a perspective on making which centres versatility, minimalism, and sustainability, both in making and wearing handmade clothes. Along with patterns and styling tips, Jacqui shares insights from her years of teaching capsule wardrobe workshops that will be invaluable to makers at any stage of building their own handmade wardrobe. Celebrate your body and the art of making with Embody as your guide.

Embody consists of three core patterns — two knitting, one sewing — with instructions to adapt them into up to 25 different garments that are graded for chests up to 64 inches. The patterns include full instructions for bespoke fit that reflects whatever you think of as perfect. This book is designed to be the foundation of any maker’s me-made wardrobe.

– Three infinitely adaptable patterns (two knitting, one sewing) with bespoke instructions
– Featuring yarns from La Bien Aimée and Knit Picks, and fabric from EWE Fine Fiber Goods
– Graded for chests up to 64 inches
– Includes digital download containing print-at-home sewing patterns and copyshop files (available from 25th March 2021)

Please note: Sewing pattern files are digital-only. Printed sewing patterns are not included.

Printed in the UK // softcover // 102 pages

Jacqueline Cieslak is a designer, teacher, and maker based in the US. Jacqui’s passion for craft, her knitting and sewing expertise, and her inclusive, welcoming attitude to making coalesce in Embody, a capsule collection of wearable wardrobe staples that you’ll return to again and again.