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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 23, 2011, 12.49 PMby cathy123

    Sewing is fun. And because of that I have about every tool possible. A well designed “see through” ruler and a tool for turning fabric tubes inside out that works better than what is currently on the market would be helpful for me. Otherwise continue offering us your great selection of sewing aids. I’ll be there checking them out.

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    Nov 23, 2011, 12.25 PMby slythysophia

    Right now the tool I can’t seem to find is…Everything. I moved to France three months ago for a year as an exchange student, and I’m having a hard time deciding whether I miss my family, my boyfriend, or my sewing machine the most. Because of limited packing space I had to leave all my sewing supplies in the United States, and now that I’ve settled into my life here my primary goal is to start collecting a basic set of sewing tools so I don’t go absolutely crazy from not being able to sew for a year!

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    Nov 23, 2011, 11.15 AMby renatap

    That would be the flat felling machine foot!

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    Nov 23, 2011, 11.02 AMby numedezyne

    for me it is most definately a decent height table. I use my dining table for cutting and marking and oh dear does it hurt when i stand up again. to go with it would be a self healing mat and rotary cutters. i would get done so much more sewing with these items, but i have 3 under 5’s who demand a lot of my bank account lol so i guess ill wait a while x

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    Nov 23, 2011, 10.41 AMby pollypierce

    Like so many of the commentators above, my ripping tool is always going missing and I would be thrilled if I had a dressform! These two items (assuming they were always to hand) would revolutionise my sewing in terms of fitting and altering…

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    Nov 23, 2011, 10.12 AMby mccit

    TIME! i need it and never seem to find it!

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    Nov 23, 2011, 10.01 AMby aimirosz

    For me, it would be a water soluble pen. It’s hard for me to find a good (and affordable) one in my area. But I could do with a dress form too. wink

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    Nov 23, 2011, 09.48 AMby Priscilla Folley

    Can’t seem to find? A dress form small enough for me…

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    Nov 23, 2011, 09.42 AMby ziljez

    oh, that most be the seam ripper!

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    Nov 23, 2011, 09.22 AMby Janav

    My must-have tool that always slips away is my measuring tape. Most of the time is somewhere on the floor or behind my sewing machine.

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    Nov 23, 2011, 09.21 AMby Phyu Myo Hlaing(Jasmine)

    Needles that I have to look for forgetting to put into my small pillow.

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    Nov 23, 2011, 08.47 AMby kst

    The tool I always need and never seem to find is my measuring tape. I have several but they always hide in the strangest placees.

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    Nov 23, 2011, 08.33 AMby nessys

    Seam ripper (aka unpicker – why do they call it that? We don’t “undo” our “undo” – if you get what I mean!). That darn thing always rolls under the machine! x

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    Nov 23, 2011, 08.20 AMby stargirl-1

    The one tool i always need but never seem to find is my seam ripper since it’s so small !

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    Nov 23, 2011, 08.20 AMby stargirl-1

    The one tool i always need but never seem to find is my seam ripper since it’s so small !

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    Nov 23, 2011, 08.20 AMby stargirl-1

    The one tool i always need but never seem to find is my seam ripper since it’s so small !

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    Nov 23, 2011, 08.20 AMby stargirl-1

    The one tool i always need but never seem to find is my seam ripper since it’s so small !

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    Nov 23, 2011, 08.20 AMby stargirl-1

    The one tool i always need but never seem to find is my seam ripper since it’s so small !

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    Nov 23, 2011, 08.20 AMby stargirl-1

    The one tool i always need but never seem to find is my seam ripper since it’s so small !

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    Nov 23, 2011, 06.38 AMby vegand

    I would love a sewing box that organizes all of my notions in a clear, neat way. Part of my problem is that my sewing box is overstuffed, and it’s pretty big, so maybe what I need is a whole cabinet! I do have a desk that my sewing machine sits on, and the drawers are full of patterns, buttons, elastic, etc., but my sewing box is still overflowing!

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    Nov 23, 2011, 06.07 AMby jessdunstan

    A tool I can’t find is decent tailor’s marking chalk. The one above looks great but here in South Africa we only have the old fashioned block of tailor’s chalk. It always seems to develop a “smoothness” on the side that you are using and then never marks properly! I end up having to break off pieces so that it will work properly again.

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    Nov 23, 2011, 05.37 AMby Jesus4Mayor

    I can’t seem to find pins. The many times I sew and I have to pin something they are missing. I would like to have a dress form. I have tried to find one but they are really expensive. I tried to make one for myself but THAT did not go well.

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    Nov 23, 2011, 05.27 AMby jodydh

    I wish I could find transfer paper that makes sharp, clean marks. No matter how hard I try, my markings always transfer with a smudge.

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    Nov 23, 2011, 04.37 AMby Frances Peets

    I am trying to find the right marking tool for multipurpose use and don’t know which one would be best.

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    Nov 23, 2011, 04.07 AMby tootbrush13

    I am just progressing as a sewer from amateur to a more advanced sewer- and I am only still in high school. I love sewing and as a child was inspired by my great grandmother, who was an amazingly talented sewer. The one thing I find myself needing more and more-but am unable to find- is a CHEAP dress form. I love to create fitted, sculpted dresses and jackets but it is hard to do this all on a 2D surface. As a student a dress form is way out of my budget, so winning this would be a dream come true. I am very passionate about sewing and would love to be able to make my prom dress for next year myself using a dress form.

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    Nov 23, 2011, 03.32 AMby Tulichan

    I live in China and though I am missing several crucial items a good sewing form being one of them, the one thing I am REALLY missing is beeswax! I do a lot of hand sewing and I can’t find it anywhere.

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    Nov 23, 2011, 03.21 AMby augcyr

    Obviously, it would be a dress form. I’m having a hard time creating my ideas and seeing the full picture while sewing on the floor. It just is not the same as seeing the project the way it should look on a person.

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    Nov 23, 2011, 03.12 AMby jatoba

    one thing that I would love is more time to sew! Full time studies + 2 jobs and being a Teachers Assistant + Full Time Artist = No Time for fun stuff like sewing!

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    Nov 23, 2011, 02.45 AMby crazydavises

    The thing I want most and can never find is more time to sew! sigh

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    Nov 23, 2011, 02.37 AMby Kendra Jeffrey

    The thing I need the most and can NEVER find? My pins and pin cushions…I know they sound simple, but every time I start a project whether its a garment, or quilt, or even just alterations, it’s like my pin cushions disappear. That’s why I now have a heaping basket of pins and pin cushions at my disposal, lol.

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