Jacqueline Cieslak's commitment to embracing all of our community has won us over completely, so we are publishing her first book! Jacqui's fundamental design philosophy is that bodies are deserving of clothes that fit perfectly.
Embody consists of three infinitely adaptable patterns — two knitting, one sewing — with bespoke instructions to create customized, perfectly fitted garments that are graded for chests up to 64 inches. This book is designed to be the foundation of any maker’s me-made wardrobe.
It's with full and happy hearts that we publish Jacqueline Cieslak's debut book, Embody: A Capsule Collection to Knit and Sew! Empowering makers to create clothes that honour their bodies is at the core of Jacqui’s designing practice, and this shines through in her new book. It's an honour to publish Jacqui's designs and words.
Embody consists of three infinitely adaptable patterns — two knitting, one sewing — with bespoke instructions to create customised, 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.
The collection offers a perspective on making which centres versatility, minimalism, and sustainability, both in making and wearing handmade clothes. Celebrate your body and the art of making with Embody as your guide.
We've detailed the yardage and requirements for these patterns below so you can start stash diving and planning your Embody rojects - exciting stuff! Please be mindful if you're customising and adapting patterns, as you might need a different amount of yarn or fabric to the yardage listed below. More information is included in the book!
Now, let's introduce the patterns...
Deren Sweater // La Bien Aimée
Deren Cardigan // La Bien Aimée
Deren Vest // knit picks
Deren Tee // La Bien Aimée