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[Update 11/14/2011] – Congratulations to mad14kt, who was randomly selected to win this dress form!


Dritz has an amazing selection of sewing notions, trims and tools that any seamstress or seamster would love.

We used some of their items for two of our latest craft projects, “Grommet Skirt” and “Make Hearts, Not War.” We loved using all of the supplies!

Now, until Monday, November 14th, Dritz is giving away one of their amazing “My Double Deluxe (Small)” dress forms. Here are all the great features it has:

- Designed to fit pants plus all other types of garments (gowns , dresses, suits & skirts).
- Off-set center pole for hanging pants
- Shaped hips -bottom & thighs for fitting pants
- Longer pole to accommodate taller women – wedding dresses & evening gowns
- Extended shoulders for supporting & setting in sleeves
- 12 Rotating dial wheels at bust – waist & hips
- Adjustments can be made in precise increments
- Adjustable back waist length
- Adjustable neck with pin cushion
- Pin Hem Marker
- Foam-backed nylon cover for easy pinning & marking.

Sounds cool, right?! To enter, answer the following: What’s your most treasured tool or notion in your sewing basket?

Good Luck!

Please note: If selected as a winner, any personal information you provide to receive your prize in this giveaway is subject to the sponsor’s privacy rules. These may differ from BurdaStyle’s rules, so please review the rules before entering your information. BurdaStyle is not responsible for the handling of your data in connection with this giveaway.

368 Comments

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    Nov 8, 2011, 06.53 PMby clux64

    Really good pins, and a really good seam ripper. I am never sorry I paid just ’a little bit ’ more for either of these.

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    Nov 8, 2011, 06.47 PMby ifmyheartbreaks

    No sewing project would be possible in my home without my ironing board and lint roller.

    I didn’t have an actual ironing board the entire time I was in college— and embarrassingly enough, a little beyond. I kept lying a towel down on my craft table and was completely convinced that it was good enough. Last year my husband’s mom reclaimed a 1920s wood ironing board. While she designed, created, and quilted a gorgeous cover, his dad repaired it to brand new condition. It’s just my height (which saves my back and tip toes!). When it’s not being used it sits like a trophy in our hall for others to gaw over. Sometimes you just don’t know what you’ve been missing out on!

    As for my lint roller. It’s really what keeps my sanity. Like the ironing board situation I’ve only had the resources for working with flat patterns. This leads to lots of seam ripping and a big threaddy mess. My lint roller quickly gathers up all the evidence and makes every project feel like a learning experiment rather than a failure. It also keeps the cat hair from being eaten up by my machine! :)

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    Nov 8, 2011, 06.31 PMby allthingslovely

    My seam ripper is a life saver! Don’t know what I would do without it!

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    Nov 8, 2011, 06.27 PMby wzrdreams

    Good question. I think my most favorite notion/tool is my nip picker. I use it to finish all my serger tails.

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    Nov 8, 2011, 06.27 PMby sireen

    I recently discovered the magic of a chalk roller. Finally I don’t have to guess for half an hour which line is the right one because the line is too thick! And sometimes these millimetres make a huge difference.

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    Nov 8, 2011, 06.21 PMby tanetane

    my seam ripper from the 100yen shop is used so often that it has no time going back into the sewing box!

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    Nov 8, 2011, 06.20 PMby sala22

    Most treasured tool is my little bias tape maker! it is a lifesaver!

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    Nov 8, 2011, 05.56 PMby boppygreen

    I’m hoping the small size isn’t the only option for the winner.

    My favorite tool would have to be my seam ripper, but it does see way too much action. I’m also very fond of my 6 inch sliding hem ruler.

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    Nov 8, 2011, 05.51 PMby izabelxo

    My most treasured tool is my sewing books that are really really old that used to be my mothers when she was little. I’m a beginner and I can reference those books when I have a question about darts, seams, or anything.

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    Nov 8, 2011, 05.49 PMby kranne

    It’s a definite toss up between all my accumulated learn-to-sew books and notes and web tutorials, and of course, the trusty seam-ripper to help me transcend all those beginner mistakes!

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    Nov 8, 2011, 05.48 PMby angelical

    My most treasures item used to be my dressform, but she got heavily injured last year when I moved. Winning this would finally allow me to give her the pension she needs!

    With her injured, my most treasured tool would be my overlocker and my most treasured notion would be horsehair braid (love the stuff).

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    Nov 8, 2011, 05.37 PMby Patricia Spencer

    My most treasured sewing tool is my rotary cutter and giant board. Makes cutting go by so fast so I can get to sewing quicker.

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    Nov 8, 2011, 05.36 PMby eghbravo

    My seam ripper…definitely my seam ripper!

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    Nov 8, 2011, 05.31 PMby mtandg

    I think my hand sewing needles are my favorite tool. I know which ones feel right in my hand, I know which ones work with which thread and fabric and I just love to hold them while sewing it makes me content!

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    Nov 8, 2011, 05.14 PMby Valerie Denny

    My most treasured tool is my 1″ × 12″ quilter’s ruler. I use it for everything! Not just quilting. By far, it is the most useful tool I own, unless I had a dress form…

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    Nov 8, 2011, 05.11 PMby danitarney

    I’m a new sewer and a perfectionist, which means that my favorite tool has got to be my seam ripper. I may have to redo a seam 12 times, but it sure looks great when I get it right. :)

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    Nov 8, 2011, 05.06 PMby raving

    This looks so much less painful that using myself as my dress form, ah, I can dream.

    My favourite tool has to be my thread cutter, handy for ripping seams and for making small, precise cuts. Also, great for snipping thread when I’m sewing because the knife on my sewing machine is very blunt.

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    Nov 8, 2011, 05.03 PMby schoolmom

    My most treasured tool is my gingher dressmaker shears. They make cutting so much easier and I love the feel! I wouldn’t trade them for anything in the world!

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    Nov 8, 2011, 04.46 PMby witchwear

    My most treasured tool is an old pair of pinking shears my mother-in-law found for me in an antique shop before she died. The are heavy and awesome!

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    Nov 8, 2011, 04.43 PMby Victoria Callas

    My most treasured tool in my sewing basket is my measurement tape. You know, I always measure twice and cut once, to avoid any mistakes from rushing.

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    Nov 8, 2011, 04.39 PMby busybunch

    My Grabbit magnetic pins catcher ~ definitely my handiest tool! ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    Nov 8, 2011, 04.38 PMby zkathyc

    I love my cutting table – it gives me space and its height is easy on my back.

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    Nov 8, 2011, 04.34 PMby StitchingBahma

    Fantastic giveaway. My most treasured items are the buttons that have been handed down from my grandmother to my mother and now to me.

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    Nov 8, 2011, 04.33 PMby barona

    My most treasured tool is the seam ripper! I use it so often….

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    Nov 8, 2011, 04.31 PMby mumei

    I’d have to say it’s a tie between my scissors and my seam ripper. The seam ripper gets way too much action though.

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    Nov 8, 2011, 04.30 PMby heidilea

    My most treasured tools are my iron and ironing board. I press more than I sew. I iron the fabric before I lay it out and cut it and I press every seam, dart and whatever. I use it to make bias. Without my iron and board, I cannot sew anything.

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    Nov 8, 2011, 04.30 PMby nettie

    I think my seam ripper is my best friend. I had been using an old REALLY dull one that belonged to my grandmother for years, when it occurred to me that a new one would be sharp and I might avoid stabbing myself because I wouldn’t have to push it as hard as the old one.

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    Nov 8, 2011, 04.24 PMby vicki24

    My most treasured item is my Victorinox Stork scissors my Dad brought back from Switzerland for me, they remind me of him every time I see them.

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    Nov 8, 2011, 04.23 PMby sherlyk

    my gingher dressmakers shears are definitely my most treasured item. my sewing ruler is a close second.

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    Nov 8, 2011, 04.21 PMby geraly unite oday

    it’s kind of a toss up…. i have two… 1) the magnet that holds all of my pins – without it, my children and my cats would have constantly wounded feet. 2) my invisible marking pen – i’ve used that for so many projects… it’s so versatile and helpful! and to think i once thought it was a waste of money… :)

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