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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 24, 2011, 02.14 AMby soujourner

    I am never able to find the needle I want when hand sewing, then my scissors always run off!

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    Nov 24, 2011, 01.56 AMby gaylee1949

    A Simflex so I can correctly position buttons! Otherwise, I end up with my front plackets all wonky.

    Gail D.

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    Nov 24, 2011, 01.40 AMby Katatkinson

    I obviously need a dress form and they are so expensive here in Australia. Seam ripper seems to be the tool everyone is missing and I am one of them! LOL I had to dig out my old broken one …

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    Nov 24, 2011, 01.20 AMby NeederMoo

    I really need a new sewing machine. Mine only has straight stitch and zig-zag, but I REALLY don’t want a drop-in bobbin machine, and I can’t find a new sewing machine with a vertical bobbin case!

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    Nov 24, 2011, 12.38 AMby tinat412

    I would love to own a rotary cutter and a self healing cutting board. It would make cutting difficult tight spaces better, but I can never find them at a reasonable price.

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    Nov 24, 2011, 12.13 AMby neama

    I would LOVE to have a new sewing machine with more up to date stitches and a button hole function! My current machine is a 1984 Singer – a real beauty, inherited from my deceased mother, but extremely heavy and sometimes heartbreaking. Unfortunately the funds don’t allow for an update just yet :( Nor a dress form……..

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    Nov 24, 2011, 12.06 AMby Purplerachel

    My seam ripper!

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    Nov 23, 2011, 11.46 PMby petitmoutonbleu

    I love rotary cutter!!! never owned one, here they’re very expensive!!! but just find it so fun, looks like you’re cutting pizza :)

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    Nov 23, 2011, 11.28 PMby Andrea Moriarty

    The thing that I (have several of) that always goes missing is my quick unpick. Thing I don’t have but wish for is a dress form!

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    Nov 23, 2011, 10.16 PMby gemmafloyd

    A fray check would reaaaaally come in handy!

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    Nov 23, 2011, 09.52 PMby olg

    Dritz rocks! I wish all this stuff could be found in a store in Amsterdam

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    Nov 23, 2011, 09.34 PMby sarsaparilla

    My seam ripper(s) – I have three, but somehow they all disappear!

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    Nov 23, 2011, 09.10 PMby mikmik

    Seam Ripper…way they don’t have a voice recognition technology inside? Are you sure you have just one tailors dummy for a giveaway, here are so many interested people and I’m just one of them.

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    Nov 23, 2011, 08.33 PMby uglybeat

    My seam gauge. I’m not the neatest person, and oftentimes it gets buried under random pieces of fabric! I’m writing this to get up the energy to go in there and clean!

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    Nov 23, 2011, 08.29 PMby belit

    My seam ripper, I don’t know how it does but is alwas dissapearing maybe I’ve borrwers at my home ;). And of course time I need time, more time, .. I have a lot of projects buzzing my head but can’t manage to finishe them. And thanks for this wonderful giveaway!

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    Nov 23, 2011, 07.11 PMby 2kellymike

    I like the idea of using pattern weights instead of pins to cut out pattern pieces. I haven’t found any available out there now that were really of much use. They were expensive and not very many in a package. I made my own using large metal washers, but that was not really cost effective either. I’d like to see someone make pattern weights that are useful, have a generous number of them in one package, and are not terribly expensive. And I’d love to have the dress form if I should be so lucky!

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    Nov 23, 2011, 06.59 PMby Christianne DeHart

    I like the chalkoliner. Judy Burlup sells a Japanese one, or she used to—I have not checked in years since they last that long. I like the skinny lines they make. And you can have different colors for different markings.

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    Nov 23, 2011, 06.24 PMby Martch

    I would love to have a sewing room with a big table, right now I have to squeeze my computer and my sewing machine on one desk. It would also be very, very helpful to have a dress form! Especially when you sew for yourself, it’s so annoying to try the garment on over and over again.

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    Nov 23, 2011, 05.54 PMby kyrielle

    I definitely need more time and can never seem to find it!

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    Nov 23, 2011, 05.49 PMby bitterbunny

    the tool i can’t ever seem to find is my seam ripper as we’ll :-( it always gets misplaced.

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    Nov 23, 2011, 05.35 PMby kittelisa

    I really need an adjustable dress form in my size. It’s very difficult to find it here. And it would be really nice being able to sew invisible zips on the back! It’s just imposible doing it if you have to try the dress over and over again. There are lots of things that I would love having about sewing, books, more patterns, different kind of scissors. I think I’ll let my mum know it for Christmas… and maybe Santa… Who knows! :)

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    Nov 23, 2011, 05.25 PMby jacquipardue

    I need some Sullivan’s temporary stabilizer for some slippery fabric I’d like to be making something with. None of my local supply stores seem to have it :(

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    Nov 23, 2011, 05.03 PMby tortilladesigns

    I’ve been looking really hard for the old school tailoring wooden block for steaming seams and pressing out collar points.

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    Nov 23, 2011, 04.22 PMby reninja

    I would love to have a new sewing machine that has a wide range of stiches but is very easy for me to use and understand. I am a new sewer and have inherited my mother’s very old Singer sewing machine. Although its old and grouchy I can’t afford to part with it. However, it was attached to a cabinet that was water damaged in a recent flood in our basement, so I had to throw away the table. It now sits on my dining table and shakes and rattles through every stitch. The dress form being offered would be so helpful to me in improving my sewing skills and learning how to fit and alter garments.

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    Nov 23, 2011, 03.44 PMby miaow

    A pleater board (aka a pleating board). I don’t have time to make one myself and have found only one place online that sells one. I need to get my pleats on! ;)

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    Nov 23, 2011, 03.38 PMby ftortega

    I am having trouble finding a good marking tool. I love to work with Jersey and have tried chalk and chalk pencils with bad results. What is the best marking tool that can work with different fabrics?

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    Nov 23, 2011, 03.03 PMby stephiaffi

    Good marking tools! Especially for marking jersey!

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    Nov 23, 2011, 02.58 PMby MadeByMarzipan

    I searched every store and spent hours online looking for bow tie slider clips! They look similar to the clips for bra straps, but they’re different; they have 3 pieces per set and are IMPOSSIBLE to find! If anyone knows where to score some, let me know!

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    Nov 23, 2011, 01.55 PMby maribug

    The Singer Sidecutter Serging Foot. I can’t find it ANYWHERE in stores…found it online then I blinked and it was out of stock :(

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    Nov 23, 2011, 01.07 PMby kallie

    I can’t seem to find a sewing gauge…

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