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[Updated 12/1/2011] – Congratulations to diediedarling, who was picked at random to win this giveaway!


[Updated 11/22/2011] – The winner of this giveaway can now choose to receive either the small or medium "My Double Deluxe dress forms!


We’ve got one more fantastic dress form from Dritz to give away!

During the past two weeks we have shown you three cool projects and techniques that can be done using Dritz products (see them here, here and here). This week, Kasia (member postmodest) wows us with a fun and in-depth project variation, “Kasia’s Lovely Blouse,” using the 09/2011 Jumpsuit pattern. She used and incorporated Dritz products into her variation with stunning results.

Here are some of the products she used. Visit her project’s page for the full list. Also, check out her two super-easy ways to embellish a garment using Dritz products.


From Left to Right: The Mighty Travel Iron, Sewing Gauge, Large Seam Ripper, Fray Check™, Rotary Cutter (28mm) and Tailor’s Marking Set

Now, until Monday, November 28th at 12 p.m. (EST), Dritz is giving away one of their amazing “My Double Deluxe (Small)” or “My Double Deluxe (Medium)” 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 must-have tool do you need and just can’t seem to find?

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.

339 Comments

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    Nov 22, 2011, 08.39 AMby ggexpansive

    I can never find a seam ripper when I need it so I will say that a seam ripper.

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      Nov 22, 2011, 10.11 AMby Ruth Brown

      I buy them several at a time…that’s when I find some of those I lost.

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    Nov 22, 2011, 07.20 AMby queenvanilla

    I would like a good quality travel sewing kit. I noticed a swiss knife with sewing gears, and I would really like to have it.

    And my own personal dress form :)

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    Nov 22, 2011, 07.12 AMby bohemiannow

    I love notions! A huge cutting mat and a rotary cutter that actually cuts… I have no clue what happened to mine, but I know it will make my life easier, but not as easier as a dress form would do!

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    Nov 22, 2011, 06.26 AMby petitejosette

    I would love to find one of these vintage buttonhole makers that seems to make such nice button holes. I love my pfaff machine, but I always dread making button holes as they never look clean and precise enough… Also does an actual sewing space count as a tool :) ? Cause I’d love a craft room where I could just have my sewing projects ready to go anytime I want….

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    Nov 22, 2011, 06.19 AMby stacystemp

    The tool I need is time, ha ha! I’m a beginner, so I really just need the basics right now and more experience.

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    Nov 22, 2011, 06.08 AMby lanternwaste33

    Fray Check is the best invention since sewing… haha. I couldn’t make doll clothes without it. All those tiny seams unravel immediately otherwise. Man, I could use that dress form too.

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    Nov 22, 2011, 05.29 AMby Alesia Fisher

    Oh I want to be like Charlie " Winning"

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    Nov 22, 2011, 05.19 AMby chedean

    Dress form!!!!!!

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    Nov 22, 2011, 05.11 AMby roxstarfoxstar

    I can’t seem to find a way to mark my fabric without it either being a) permanent or b) not permanent enough! Though if I had a dress form that was actually my measurements it would be easier to make those adjustments! I found a tutorial on www.jezebel.com on how to make your own by making a plaster cast of yourself but it looked messy….

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    Nov 22, 2011, 04.49 AMby neenkster

    various curved rulers (French and hip just don’t offer what I need), or one ruler that could magically alternate between a French curve, Hip curve and various other curves

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    Nov 22, 2011, 04.47 AMby kellywoj

    lately for me it seems to be the seam ripper, haha, but i can imagine how much easier and better having a good dress form would make things!

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    Nov 22, 2011, 04.45 AMby Christine Kearney-Kurt

    Well, I really need a dress form! That’s the one thing I’m missing that would make this whole sewing thing so much easier!

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    Nov 22, 2011, 04.43 AMby jenss-1

    A white marking pen for dark fabrics, and water removable of course! As far as I know, such a thing does not exist. If it did, it would be particularly useful for marking dark colored stretchy fabrics that are so difficult to mark with chalk.

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    Nov 22, 2011, 04.17 AMby squiddlepop

    I would just love to have a sewing machine that isn’t 30 years old and very tempermental. In general just a large workspace with a sewing machine and a hard surface to cut my fabric. And also something good to mark my fabric other then chalk… And of course definitely a dress form, the only ones i can find a waaaaaay too expensive…

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    Nov 22, 2011, 04.16 AMby korgan

    I need to buy a nice retractable tape measure – for some reason, all the ones I have ever owned have mysteriously broken. And I’ve been wishing for a dress form for some time now, but can’t afford one as I am currently a student.

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    Nov 22, 2011, 04.16 AMby goldilox

    A rotary cutter and self healing mat at a reasonable price

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    Nov 22, 2011, 04.04 AMby nouvellegamine

    a rotary wheel with chalk. then i could just lay my pattern down & wheel around it to mark. the other end could have a pointed chalk/pencil for fine marking.

    otherwise, a large self heal mat way under $100.

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    Nov 22, 2011, 03.52 AMby runningwithscissors1

    something to mark my fabric that is clean and easy to use, and easy to remove! Chalk doesn’t seem to work properly. The “dressmaker” pencils I bought don’t work either (the leads are much too hard). The marking wheel works ok, but not through multiple levels of fabric…

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    Nov 22, 2011, 03.48 AMby elishar

    Hmmm, I’m trying to put some thought into this one… a tool I need but can’t seem to find. I know where to buy a dressform but can’t seem to afford one. Also, a bias tape maker, which I just haven’t gotten to purchasing yet.. but I know where to find those too.

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    Nov 22, 2011, 03.10 AMby glaucowl

    In a perfect world, I would have a cutting surface and mat large enough to make cutting less of a nightmare, but storage friendly, so that I wouldn’t be tripping over it constantly. Also a dress form :P

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    Nov 22, 2011, 03.07 AMby strawberryfreckles

    Was looking for it tonight and couldn’t find it… seam ripper!

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    Nov 22, 2011, 03.00 AMby eddalind

    I already have at least a couple but I can never seem to find a seem ripper when i need one

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    Nov 22, 2011, 02.58 AMby swingsetgirl

    I need but can’t seem to find a tool for adding seam allowances to a pattern that does not include them. Right now, I awkwardly use a sewing gauge or 5/8" wide tape measure and chalk pen.

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    Nov 22, 2011, 02.56 AMby dewreb

    I would like something that cuts patterns out for me. That is my least favorite part of sewing!

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    Nov 22, 2011, 02.50 AMby Kelly-Ann Davey

    All I want for Christmas is My Double Deluxe" Dress Form from Dritz!

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    Nov 22, 2011, 02.25 AMby juebejue

    an adjustable dressform would be great!! not sure if this belongs to the “notion” catagory, but a software that helps you draft patterns would be awesome~

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    Nov 22, 2011, 02.17 AMby Anya Ma

    I can’t live without my iron!
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    Nov 22, 2011, 02.06 AMby artsiekat

    A good apparel fabric store in my area!

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    Nov 22, 2011, 02.05 AMby kallers

    an awl. I haven’t been able to find one anywhere

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      Nov 22, 2011, 10.14 AMby Ruth Brown

      I found mine (2 actually) at a second hand store along with other obscure stuff…and vintage bindings for my vintage reproductions.

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