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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.

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    Nov 9, 2011, 09.09 AMby bldlaura

    my favorite tool is rotary cutter and its pad to cut with precision and quickly

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    Nov 9, 2011, 08.59 AMby solemnraven

    My favorite tools are my tailors chalk and my loop turner. Oh, and my blind stitch hem foot. :)

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    Nov 9, 2011, 08.49 AMby devikat

    My favorite tools are probably my pins – those long, yellow glass headed ones! They hold everything in place, and I can find them again when I drop them!

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    Nov 9, 2011, 08.27 AMby redredhoodie

    I like my button box best. It’s filled with vintage buttons I got from my grandma, friends and family and I always look forward to going though it again when starting a new project. It’s like a treasure box and a notions store in one. I seriously get the same rush from it as when buying new ones…

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    Nov 9, 2011, 07.40 AMby bumblerhi

    Foe sheer amount of time spent in my hand, I gotta go with the seam ripper. ‘____’

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    Nov 9, 2011, 07.34 AMby mismis777

    My favorite tool would have to be my iron. I love it and it helps so much.

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    Nov 9, 2011, 07.29 AMby pollyester

    It’s got to be my reading glasses. I call them my sewing glasses.

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    Nov 9, 2011, 07.27 AMby queenvanilla

    The seam ripper. But that maybe tells more about me :)

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    Nov 9, 2011, 07.27 AMby queenvanilla

    The seam ripper. But that maybe tells more about me :)

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    Nov 9, 2011, 07.14 AMby gingin929

    My favorite sewing tool is my magnetic pin cushion, makes picking up loose pins quick and easy. Then I would have to say my Gingher Shears and Pinking Shears…. Make cutting seam like a dream….

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    Nov 9, 2011, 06.57 AMby carriebearr

    My seam ripper! Everybody makes mistakes, right?

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    Nov 9, 2011, 06.29 AMby nadia42

    Definitely my seam ripper!! That little thing comes in handy way too often. Following that I would say my fabric shears, they are super sharp and make cutting out fabric as fun as it can get :P

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    Nov 9, 2011, 06.24 AMby Phamburger

    My favorite tool… my fabric marking markers! It’s so convenient and is almost like magic, you write on the fabric and you can erase it by leaving it out for 24 hours or by washing the fabric!

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    Nov 9, 2011, 05.51 AMby seabreit

    My shears with “for fabric only” written on the blades in permanent marker around 1986. I kept them hidden in an ugly green box. I had limited time to sew ,but always found the time for homemade Halloween costumes for my girls. The shears were used for many projects and are still fairly sharp after 20+ years!

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    Nov 9, 2011, 05.46 AMby lcfish

    My bright yellow tape measure (extra long, too) I wear it like a scarf when I’m sewing so it’s never misplaced.

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    Nov 9, 2011, 05.22 AMby Jodie St. Clair

    Favorite tool would have to be my pattern weights. I love them and they make cutting so much easier for me.

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    Nov 9, 2011, 05.20 AMby Lorraine Dwyer

    The most treasured tool I have in my sewing box is my Thimble! It was part of my requirements when I started my fashion training in 1976. I use it every day as I hand finish the lovely garments I create.Whilst I also have a collection of thimbles only this one will do!!!

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    Nov 9, 2011, 05.01 AMby ahkisha

    I LOVE my iron. That along with my sewing machine was my mother’s long before and I still have both! In addition to being absolutely sentimental, I CANNOT live without my iron. EVERYTHING i do requires some ironing! It’s a definite must have and keystone staple in my supplies list.

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    Nov 9, 2011, 04.33 AMby lemmonsc

    At the top of this list are my Gingher tailor’s point scissors. My hands are small and they are the perfect size and can control them precisely. Makes trimming seams and clipping curves so much easier.

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    Nov 9, 2011, 04.19 AMby beadonyou

    I love my Gingher scissors and my rotary cutter! Without them I would be lost! Between the two of them, I am able to cut any and everything, without trouble. So nice!

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    Nov 9, 2011, 04.18 AMby blissmama

    My most favorite tool right now would be my rotary cutter (and cutting mat) because I spent WAAAAAAAY too long going without one of these – now there’s no turning back!!

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    Nov 9, 2011, 04.11 AMby ladybugg54

    My best notions poem: My favorite notion just good ’ol straight Pins Yes they are the ones that win! You can cut form and praise your beauty Create,have fun and do your duty Without them things would never come together Maybe so but it would take forever Yes they are the winners an absolute must! Could you do without them?…what else can you trust!

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    Nov 9, 2011, 04.03 AMby kyujones

    I LOVE the grommet skirt. Awesome idea! My most treasured tool in my sewing basket…. is the handy best friend: Mr. SeamRipper. He’s not the loveliest. He’s not the hippest. But he’s always there for you when you need him. He’s always comforting you when you make a mistake. I love him.

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    Nov 9, 2011, 03.36 AMby Julie Cousin

    I love my collection of threads!! I bought every single shade of thread I could find in India for about $10. Now I have about 150 spools of thead in small colorful suitcases and I can match my thread to any fabric color! I love it!

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    Nov 9, 2011, 03.31 AMby PeaBea

    My most treasured tool is my bodkin ,it was given to me by mother who brought it with her from England, it was given to her by my grandmother .I also use it to turn thin straps which i sew a strong thread through first .

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    Nov 9, 2011, 03.23 AMby tinapickles

    I puffy heart my dressmakers curve. It makes modifying patterns for my curvy figure easy peasy!

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    Nov 9, 2011, 03.20 AMby neenkster

    that’s gotta be my Gold Metallic Thread Scissors, which I got from my grandma who died in 1990. My other grandma kept it for me and sparsely let me use it, till I was old enough to understand its value :).

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    Nov 9, 2011, 03.12 AMby mria

    My favorite notions are definitely my zippers. They are like my comfort food! I have plans in the works for some shorts made completely out of zippers! :)

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    Nov 9, 2011, 03.12 AMby orchardcity

    I love my bias-tape maker, and love coming up with projects just to use it.

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    Nov 9, 2011, 03.07 AMby feydragon

    I love my fiskars rotary cutter (so inexpensive but effective!) and my brand new gridded ruler!

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