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Embody by Jacqueline Cieslak
Empowering makers to create clothes that honor 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 patterns — two knitting, one sewing — with instructions to create customized, perfectly fitted garments designed to be the foundation of any maker’s wardrobe.
Graded for chests up to 64 inches and including variations resulting in up to 25 unique pieces from the three core patterns, this book encourages makers to think of a pattern as the starting point for their own creativity.
Embody offers a perspective on making which centers on 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.
Printed in the UK, softcover, 102 pages