Published by the makers of Pom Pom Quarterly, Embody by Jacqueline Cieslak combines her passion for craft, her knitting and sewing expertise, and her inclusive, welcoming attitude to making. Embody is a capsule collection of knitting and sewing patterns for wearable wardrobe staples that you’ll return to again and again.
Empowering makers to create clothes that honour their bodies is at the core of Jacqui’s designing practice, and this shines through in her debut book. Embody consists of three infinitely adaptable base patterns — two knitting, one sewing — with bespoke instructions to create customized, perfectly fitted garments designed to be the foundation of any maker’s me-made wardrobe. With included variations resulting in as many as 25 unique pieces from the three cornerstone patterns, this book encourages makers to think of a pattern as the starting point for their own creativity — a skill that will change how they approach any given pattern.
Embody offers a perspective on making which centers 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.
Images and specifications for each of the knitting patterns can be found on here on Ravelry (listed as 5 patterns because one can be a pullover, cardigan, tee, or vest!) but the full patterns are only available in this soft cover book.