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[Update 11/21/2011] – Congratulations to nellyvdb for winning this contest!


After receiving such an amazing response from their previous Comment to Win, the kind folks over at Dritz is offering another one of their cool dress forms.

We love using Dritz tools and notions, and gave some to member Sara Moskovitz for her to try, as well. Take a look at her mitered corner tutorial, made using the OmniEdge Ruler, Tailor’s Chalk, Petite Press™ Mini Iron and Omnigrid® Mat (18" X 24").

Now, until Monday, November 21st at 12 p.m. (EST), 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 was your very first sewing project, and how old were you when you tackled it?

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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    My first sewing project was an orange duck drawstring bag/pocketbook with an orange strap. I finished the bag on Mama’s ancient Singer 220, with her help, of course. I used shoelaces as the drawstrings, and tied the strap to the shoelaces so there would be no fraying of any cords. Then I cut out a stencil of a heart, and used paint to adorn the bottom of the bag. I had granny smith green hearts with purple dots in between all along the bottom, and on the strap, I switched colors and had grape hearts with apple green dots inbetween…I only remember this because my mother came over one day recently with this bag in her hand! What a happy moment of my childhood that I’d forgotten, thanks Mom!

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    Feb 14, 2012, 06.59 PMby debrarae

    I begged my mother to teach me to sew. She refused, saying I was incapable of learning. For years I worked on teaching myself to sew. I finally completed my first ‘wrap skirt’ which I wore to work. The other people there liked it so much, they paid me (off the clock) to make them skirts, blouses and dresses too. So much for me being ‘incapable of learning’.

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    Nov 23, 2011, 06.13 PMby Swirlz1

    My first sewing project was for Home Economics class, my first year at Hackney Free & Parochaial School in London, England. It was an apron, which was to be used in my second year for cooking class. Well, I wish I could say I made the perfect apron, got an “A”; and the rest is history, but alas, I can’t, it was a nightmare. I started with a 1 1/2 yards of fabric to make a fully pinafore apron, but by the end of class term, I had barely enough to make a small apron… but, I finished it, and was proud of it too, especially when I came home from school one day to see my Mom wearing it. That was 30 odd years ago, I’ve improved much since then… Thanks for the memory!!!

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    Nov 21, 2011, 10.16 PMby DebHanleyRI

    my very first sewing project will begin when my Burda Learn to Sew book gets here – assuming it will be here within the week I’ll still be 49 when I start :) . I plan to create a few pencil skirts with matching scarfs for my 1st projects. Why now? I am tired of paying $200+ for skirts that need to get tailored anyway

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    Nov 21, 2011, 07.18 AMby laadylizz

    My very first sewing project was 2 years ago with a shirt I bought from my cousin’s vintage-ish shop. It was a mens large hippy top. It was very perfect because after I seam ripped the sleeves it became a perfect rectangle! So I turned it into a baby toll dress with an elastic top and under bust. And a 1" hem. And it goes great with my cowboy boots.

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