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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 25, 2011, 04.55 PMby littlejay

    I can never find my seam ripper for some reason. I think I have about 4 of them floating around, because I keep buying more.

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    Nov 25, 2011, 03.42 PMby laugh434

    I can never ever find my sewing gauge. I know I own several, but they always disappear. I blame the cats. I can also never find a dress form my size. Even the bust on the small tends to be too big :-/

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    Nov 25, 2011, 03.26 PMby lironeld

    I want it all and need it all! :) But on the top of my list are adjustable dress form, rotary cutter and tailor’s marking pen.

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    Nov 25, 2011, 02.45 PMby courtneylaura

    Scissors!!! I’m constantly buying them but can’t ever seem to find them! lol

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    Nov 25, 2011, 01.43 PMby Shira B

    A dress form! they are very expensive and never fits my size :)

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      Nov 25, 2011, 09.04 PMby greeneyesandpam

      If your small, I don’t know what to tell you. If your large you put a tight tee shirt over it after you’ve wrapped in batting to suit your figure. If you get smaller, adjust it or take it off.

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    Nov 25, 2011, 05.30 AMby tusk

    A good, quality iron. I’ve had to deal with a couple dud irons and it makes things frustrating. Also, I’d love to find one that has an option to disengage the auto shut-off.

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    Nov 25, 2011, 04.25 AMby ahearta

    Simple: a plethora of scissors.

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    Nov 25, 2011, 04.04 AMby pie-83

    I am always looking for tailor’s chalk! I have a few in pencil form and I’m sure there’s a square of it hanging around…but whenever I sit down and get going on projects, I have to stop and lose 10 min or so tracking down my tailor’s chalk.

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    Nov 25, 2011, 03.56 AMby elegantthreads

    Since I tend to make so many mistakes, I would always like to have a really good seam ripper on hand.

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    Nov 25, 2011, 02.23 AMby limer

    An affordable dress form and an iron that will allow me to iron seams open without burning my fingers.

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    Nov 25, 2011, 01.44 AMby raissawand

    I would love to have a Dressform! It must be great to see the dress geting form… And it´s great for moulage too =D

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    Nov 24, 2011, 11.06 PMby NYAM Afia Cayee'

    A tool that allows me to cut BurdaStyle patterns and add the seam allowances at the same time without tracing the pattern piece twice to add the seam allowance. Now, that would be SWEET!

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    Nov 24, 2011, 10.35 PMby alexus1325

    I just can’t find a tailor’s ham that I can afford!!!! Seriously, Fabricland wants $50 for a piece of cotton flannel stuffed with sawdust??? I’d make my own, but where oh where to get 4 pounds of sawdust…

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    Nov 24, 2011, 09.39 PMby tranquiltornado

    For me it would have to be a really good feeding foot, i have gone through a few but none quite lived up to the one my mother had years ago.

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    Nov 24, 2011, 09.30 PMby rljulie

    My wishful tool would be a filing system for fabrics, to keep them safe and organized.

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    Nov 24, 2011, 09.14 PMby Angela Batt

    I am in desperate need of a dress form that will actually accommodate my strange measurements. I am 5 foot 10 inches tall, with a DD bust, small waist, and very full hips and thighs. Most plus size patterns out there are just plain awful, so I have been basically redrafting ‘regular size’ patterns to fit my body, and this is a tremendous amount of work, even more than actually sewing the garment itself! A fully adjustable dress form would really help with the process and result in a better fit.

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    Nov 24, 2011, 08.33 PMby emelienne

    The one thing I need right now is the instruction book for my new sewing machine. Sadly enough, that is the one thing I can’t find…

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    Nov 24, 2011, 06.30 PMby ggexpansive

    The thing i need I do not think is out there yet. I need a pattern adjustment kit with a body scaner, and a app that shows how to get a good fit from existing patterns by entering there number or name. Yes I am to lazy to draft on my own.

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    Nov 24, 2011, 05.36 PMby jana-jones

    The one tool that I (and the rest of the sewing world) seriously needs, is the ideal pattern paper! The perfect paper needs to have the sturdiness of normal plain white paper, with the flexibleness of tissue paper. It needs to be able to be marked up, but can also easily have markings erased – whiteboard style! AND possibly most importantly, this delicate, sturdy, flexible paper needs to be able to fit into a household printer and withstand the printing and ink to make and print perfect patterns at home. I absolutely refuse to believe that we can invent crazy fast cars and cures for medical illnesses, and we cannot make the ideal pattern paper!!

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    Nov 24, 2011, 04.41 PMby candisrrt

    The one tool I never have enough is time! I just can’t fit all the must have things and want to things in my life. I would love an iron board that is a bit higher than the normal one. I spend lots of time ironing my projects and bend over alot.

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    Nov 24, 2011, 04.29 PMby Andres Pinedo

    there is a tool called the couture beader. it is probably the worlds coolest beading tool ever. look it up on youtube. anyways i can never find it. i want it!lol

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    Nov 24, 2011, 03.56 PMby alexandrasian

    I definitely think of a dressform as a total MUST-HAVE, and unfortunately, I can’t find one that is affordable enough for me. Fitting is hellish without one.

    I also always lose my measuring tape and ruler, and have to spend hours searching around for them.

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    Nov 24, 2011, 02.55 PMby Dilyana Drumeva

    I would like to have (beside the dress form) an overlock machine. In my country only one model is iavailable and it si too expensive. But, at that moment I need a dress form in order to improve my skills. I will think about the finishings later :)

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    Nov 24, 2011, 02.37 PMby meelia

    I’d like to get a clear curvy liner for drafting patterns because I would like to learn to do that.

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    Nov 24, 2011, 11.40 AMby captain-leslie

    The must have tool i can never find is my scissors they always go missing I’m always misplacing them!!
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    Nov 24, 2011, 10.29 AMby brn2sew

    An affordable and well made dress form! Also the measuring gauge, I keep losing mine because it’s sooooo handy.

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    Nov 24, 2011, 05.10 AMby elaineren

    Just about everything is hard for me to find—I am a disorganized sewer. :( Too much time is wasted looking for ‘it’. I am making small steps toward being better organized, and it feels good! :)

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    Nov 24, 2011, 04.24 AMby dslack1070

    Snap chalk for sewing! Something that will create a long, straight line on fabric, without pulling at fabric while you make the line like other marking tools can, would be great. I’ve used snap chalk from home improvement stores, but I’ve found that the chalk they use either rubs off too quickly, or is harder to get out than tailors chalk.

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    Nov 24, 2011, 04.19 AMby monikago

    I would love to have another dress form. Mine accommodates my full figure but not my Missy Dress size 8 that I am currently doing for my fashion design class and I love draping on the dress form. And for all the costumes that I dream of doing in the future, a small or medium dress form would be so great.

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    Nov 24, 2011, 02.26 AMby itisoktosew

    The tool that I dream of having is exactly this….a dress form! How lovely to have a “helper” my size! :)

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