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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 27, 2011, 08.54 AMby makroma

    I searched for months to find a Dritz bound buttonhole tool after reading on numerous blogs about how fantastic they were. They are only available on auction sites – I was lucky, I found one and didn’t have to pay too much ( they can sometimes go for a ridiculous amount of money). There is a real demand for tools that make life easier for the increasing number of home sewers who are interested in the vintage, quality techniques. I’d now love to find one of the welt pocket maker tools – but these are much rarer.

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    Nov 27, 2011, 07.32 AMby knitabella

    Definitely need a seam ripper! :)

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    Nov 27, 2011, 06.20 AMby ola

    Seam ripper, I have to use it way to much.

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    Nov 27, 2011, 05.07 AMby cynthiay

    I would like to find a good cutting table that folds and is of above quality. The ones that I have seen have not been very stable.

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    Nov 27, 2011, 05.05 AMby vwbug74

    My must have tool that I can never find when I’m sewing is my seam ripper. I have even made a seam ripper into a pendant but I always forget to put it on before sewing and then when I need it, I can’t find it. But of course, when I’m not sewing I have no problem finding one of my 6 or more seam rippers. They’re everywhere in my apartment! :)

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    Nov 27, 2011, 04.06 AMby knitist

    I need more Frixion pens – my lqs can hardly keep them in stock and they are now my favorite way to mark fabric.

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    Nov 27, 2011, 03.53 AMby selleck

    I’m having trouble finding a good sharpener for my rotary cutter. I have tried a couple but they just do sharpen well.

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    Nov 27, 2011, 03.32 AMby bubbletea

    Well while I’m sewing I can never find my measuring tape or seam ripper when I need it! . Now that I have an appropriate room to move my sewing things in (right now its all in the living room) I finally have room for a dress form and maybe even a table which I’ve both been wanting since I started sewing. I’d also really like to find an efficient way to store my fabric and supplies and a better way to keep up with my projects.

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    Nov 26, 2011, 10.10 PMby synthetase

    I would like more of the pattern drafting apps to be Mac compatible. I can’t seen to find a nice, well designed sleeve press that isn’t insanely expensive. I’d love to see inexpensive dress forms. Something like the cheap plastic things to display clothes on Ebay, Sell them as back and front pieces in different standard sizes. Then I could make my own, using that as a model. I’m talking $20 bucks in price.

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    Nov 26, 2011, 09.47 PMby bhghatesyou

    my goodness I would die for that dressform. I am currently making my own out of duct tape. Tools like that really do make the difference when you are trying to make all your clothing and you don’t want to look messy.

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    Nov 26, 2011, 07.04 PMby steve Brand

    love the mini iron! so neat to see other people’s tools. :)

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    Nov 26, 2011, 05.33 PMby Shannon Kramp

    I can’t find beeswax, horsehair, or hip curves at my local craft stores. I saw a recent blog on beeswax so it looks like I will have to find most of these online!

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      Nov 26, 2011, 10.00 PMby synthetase

      try natural foods stores or hardware stores for beeswax, art stores for hip curves. (especially ones near college campuses)

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    Nov 26, 2011, 04.50 PMby sewharing

    A nice dressform> They’re all so expensive, I just can’t afford it. And mini Iron that gets as hot as a normal iron would be really useful too!

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    Nov 26, 2011, 04.05 PMby nixkickin

    An AFFORDABLE dress form! Now that I’m back into sewing, I find I am tweaking the fit on everything – even store-bought clothing.

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    Nov 26, 2011, 03.40 PMby Danielle MacIndoe

    I’m with everyone else, a dress form! I’ve never had one.

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    Nov 26, 2011, 10.07 AMby polissena83

    A dress form! I’m stuck without one!

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    Nov 26, 2011, 08.36 AMby cornsey

    A really sharp rotary cutter!

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    Nov 26, 2011, 08.35 AMby makurochan

    something to make ruffles and pleats easier to make. i must be a glutton for punishment, because i always seem to things with heaps of one or the other, and spend so much time sitting there hand gathering/pleating, it’s insane!

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    Nov 26, 2011, 07.43 AMby eckypucky

    Oh I definately need one of those mini irons thats long like a curling iron that actually heats enough to press cotton! I’ve bought a couple of different ones overs the years and they just don’t get hot enough. I make doll clothes so any tinys tools like that is a must have!

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    Nov 26, 2011, 06.51 AMby giunta

    I’d love a sewing room to have more space!! my bedroom seems every day smaller and smaller :) and yes, a handy pattern-making software to realize all the ideas stocked in my mind, waiting for more notions to realize them!

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    Nov 26, 2011, 06.07 AMby ahkisha

    A table! mine is literally falling apart. Its a classified antique but its been through so much damage. One side is even being held up by a chair and barbeque set! I’m looking for the perfect table… it’s proving impossible

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    Nov 26, 2011, 05.18 AMby Natasha Venzke

    The thing I need most right now is a big cutting table.

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    Nov 25, 2011, 11.12 PMby klassykate

    I can’t seem to find an affordable, decent pair of fabric cutting scissors. I don’t know what the best brands are and I can’t spend a whole lot of money on it.

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    Nov 25, 2011, 09.01 PMby greeneyesandpam

    I’ve just spent the last hour viewing this website, downloading a couple of patterns and reading treasures and tips from your artists. I love this website and feel inspired to get started on my Christmas projects. I plan on spending a lot more time here with the Burda family. Oh, and I ordered the Burda Sewing Book as well. And, of course, winning a new dress form would be pretty awesome too. Have an incredible Holiday Season.

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    Nov 25, 2011, 08.40 PMby sparkledonkey

    A dress form that’s useful for its intended purpose. I had one for a few years but recently donated it because the back waist length wasn’t adjustable. I ended up just using as a place to set projects in progress but never actually used it for testing fit or draping. I’d love to win this one!

    Of things I already own but never can seem to find, it’s hand sewing needles. I must own dozens, but they mysteriously go missing whenever I need one.

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    Nov 25, 2011, 07.42 PMby dianewelhamkelly

    I hang my dresses on my daughter, for her it is the norm…… She stands all day, while I work away (In the summer she gets quite warm)…… But now she says “enough’s enough” and often tells me no…….. I guess that now she’s all grown up I’ll have to let her go……. So Santa if you’re listeing – so I can still perform……. Could I have a nice and strong, well made new dress form?

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    Nov 25, 2011, 06.34 PMby arty2

    Love my hemostats for turning small items. I had the small measuring gauge when I first started sewing. It’s a great tool. I like the idea of a fabric filing system to locate “lost” fabric. A dress form would be an awesome addition to a sewing room.

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    Nov 25, 2011, 05.40 PMby Mikki mannings

    A seam ripper and scissors. I’m always buying new ones and when it comes time to sew i can never find them and i have to rummage through my everything in my craft area.

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