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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 9, 2011, 07.44 PMby ggexpansive

    Wow, what a great giveaway! While I do love my seam riper my MVN ( most valuable notion) is the tape measure. This is because the main reason I sew, outside of fun, is fit ! Of course a dress form could give my MVN a run for its money :)

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    Nov 9, 2011, 07.26 PMby Kasey McCourtney

    Definitely my seam rippers. I’m surprised they haven’t disintegrated by now…

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    Nov 9, 2011, 07.13 PMby secondskin

    Either my clear plastic quilting ruler or my Ginger shears. I love them both so I can’t choose!

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    Nov 9, 2011, 07.02 PMby puffling

    I was given a small pair of japanese shears by my MIL and I use them constantly. They are so sharp that I can cut threads to a point, snip notches and even cut fabric in a pinch.

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    Nov 9, 2011, 06.52 PMby musicianmom04

    My most treasured tools are my dressmaker shears and my Dritz looper threaders for my serger:)

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    Nov 9, 2011, 06.33 PMby Andrea Delesdernier

    My noteworthy notion is my sewing gauge. I use in every step of the process, cutting, at the machine, and finishing.

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    Nov 9, 2011, 06.15 PMby pink-cornelia

    my favorite tools are my pins and pincushion, definitely they make my life easier.

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    Nov 9, 2011, 06.15 PMby pink-cornelia

    my favorite tools are my pins and pincushion, definitely they make my life easier.

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    Nov 9, 2011, 06.08 PMby cddowden

    I have been looking at various dress forms. It is almost impossible to design new patterns without one.

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    Nov 9, 2011, 06.02 PMby lrm

    I’d have to say that my seam ripper is probably the most essential tool for my projects. But if I had a dress form, I’m guessing that would definitely be my favorite!

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    Nov 9, 2011, 05.51 PMby shellyrhds

    oh My GOSH… I NEEEDDD this dress form.. I’m 5 foot tall, with freaky really short legs and a regular torso… to top it off, I sport splendid natural double D’s.. NOTHING FITS. NOTHING! LOL!

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    Nov 9, 2011, 05.21 PMby uglybeat

    I love my embroidery scissors that I used to clip threads. They’re owl-shaped and are heavy-weight. Cute and functional, just like I like it!

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    Nov 9, 2011, 05.16 PMby NYAM Afia Cayee'

    I would love to have one of these dress forms. I find it difficult to fit myself and I have tried all the methods but I always end up missing the mark. This would be perfect for me to size down my curvy petite frame! Daydreaming of winning! :-)

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    Nov 9, 2011, 05.08 PMby GeraldineRead

    Mine would be the humble measuring gauge. After I bought it, I couldn’t remember what sewing was like without it!

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    Nov 9, 2011, 04.57 PMby vlsews

    I have to say my favorite tools are my scissors. A good pair can take you out of anything.

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    Nov 9, 2011, 04.26 PMby vintagegal

    My most treasured tool is a pair of thread nippers, that my thoughtful husband bought for me! They are some kind of amazingly sharp ceramic, and they never leave my sewing space. I love them because unlike scissors, you don’t have to use finger holes to operate them. Just squeeze, and they cut the threads, like a hot knife going through butter!

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    Nov 9, 2011, 03.46 PMby kim391

    Definitely my measuring tape.

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    Nov 9, 2011, 03.42 PMby limer

    My most treasured tool is my measuring tape, because my weight keeps fluctuating.

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    Nov 9, 2011, 03.38 PMby ivorynoire

    I used to have only one pair of scissors that I used for everything and thought people were silly spending so much money on all the different kinds. Oh how wrong was I… So, I’d say my embroidery scissors.

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    Nov 9, 2011, 03.34 PMby Megan Richards

    Hands down, a tube-turner! Trying to flip skinny straps, handles or any other narrow tube is frustrating chaos without a little help from the tube-turner.

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    Nov 9, 2011, 03.09 PMby Jenna Tichota

    It’s a toss up between my seam ripper and my dressmaker’s shears. I’ve also grown to be a huge fan of tailor’s chalk ; )

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    Nov 9, 2011, 03.09 PMby keren

    My most treasured tool are my beloved embroidery snips. So small, so strong and precise, and so helpful in a zillion situations.

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    Nov 9, 2011, 03.05 PMby smonakey

    I use my seam ripper the most, but it’s not my favorite tool. I really like my spring hinged Gingher thread snips – they’re great for quick cuts & easy on the hands.

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    Nov 9, 2011, 02.55 PMby teresa5562

    My scissors and tiny screw driver for adjusting sewing machine

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    Nov 9, 2011, 02.51 PMby shadora

    I have found that pre-filled bobbins can be a real time saver. I hate when I’m on a roll with a project and have to stop because I’ve run out of thread.

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    Nov 9, 2011, 02.43 PMby kyrie

    Since I am a beginner, I use my seam ripper a lot, so that would be my favorite tool as well.

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    Nov 9, 2011, 02.31 PMby rookaren

    Pretty depressing that there are so many of us that value our seam rippers to the extent we do. Mine is also one of my most important sewing tools. Also, my flexible measuring tape and my seamstress chalk.

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    Nov 9, 2011, 02.20 PMby Jkabana

    The Seam Ripper is my sewing buddy (don’t tell my cats). I only have two, which are constantly going missing (Note to self – buy more seam rippers at the next Notions sale at the Fabric store).

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    Nov 9, 2011, 02.13 PMby pjhatmaker

    Absolutely. Can’t do a thing without my seam ripper. But how fabulous would a dressform be?

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    Nov 9, 2011, 02.11 PMby TheMadCrafter

    I would have to say right now is glue (is that a notion) & definitely my seam ripper!

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