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West End Pants with Deep Hems

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We love a pleated pants moment, and Linda showed us a fabulous version of this using our West End pants pattern.

The West End Pants are a wide legged pant, but by making a couple of simple changes to the pattern, you can make these pants even more exaggerated in width. Then add deep soft pleats in the front, patch pockets in the back, and deep hems and you have elevated this pants style to an avant grade designer look. 

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The #TSWxMunuo Instagram Challenge Recap

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Thanks to everyone who entered our #TSWxMunuo Instagram challenge! We loved seeing all of your interpretations of Naomi Munuo's paintings. It has been a big inspiration for us to see your creations. We want to say a big thanks to Naomi Munuo for letting us share her beautiful artwork. We also want to say a hearty congratulations to Ruth, who won a Sewing Workshop gift certificate for her beautiful ensemble! Take a look at all of the wonderful entries below.  

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The Sewing Workshop X Munuo Instagram Challenge!

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We are so excited to announce a new Instagram challenge! We find sewing inspiration everywhere, particularly in art. We recently discovered artist Naomi Munuo and think her work is full of inspirational color and patterns. So, we want to see how her work inspires you! Using our patterns, sew a garment (or a whole outfit) inspired by Munuo's paintings and post it on Instagram with your inspiration story. Everyone who participates will get a special discount code and will be entered to win a $100 gift certificate. 

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Cityscapes Dress Variations

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The Cityscapes Dress is a semi-fitted, long-sleeve dress that has extended darts that create a bell shape and a tapered midi length hemline. The Cityscapes is also a great canvas for variations. Check out the following Cityscapes styles to see how small tweaks can make big design changes. To see more about these fun looks, watch our video!

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How to Use Ready-to-Wear Inspiration in Sewing

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This week, Linda and Betsy shared their process for deciding what patterns to use when taking inspiration from ready-to-wear garments. Watch the video and get the details here, and then look at the following pictures for inspiration! 

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