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Pom Pom Press

Embody by Jacqueline Cieslak

Embody is a capsule collection of wearable wardrobe staples to knit and sew from designer Jacqueline Cieslak, published by Pom Pom Press.  

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 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.

Embody offers a perspective on making which centres 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.

For more details on each pattern, click here.

  • Three infinitely adaptable patterns; two knitting and 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
  • 102 pages, softback book, printed in the UK

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

About the designer

JACQUELINE CIESLAK is a designer, teacher, and maker based in Charlottesville, Virginia. Jacqui’s passion for craft, her knitting and sewing expertise, and her inclusive, welcoming attitude to making coalesce in Embody.