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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, 08.04 PMby ezmo

    I love my old zig-zag sewing machine, but it originally would have come with plastic cam disks to make patterned stitches (decorative and practical). Can’t find them anywhere! It’s a pretty obscure model of machine, those parts may just be lost to history :(

    I’d settle for a dressform, though ;)

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    Nov 22, 2011, 08.03 PMby damionmoyer

    Well, that’s a silly question… I need a dress form!!!

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    Nov 22, 2011, 08.03 PMby ifkagljifka

    Now-a-days i need a rotary cutter, cause somehow with scissors i always get un-even nad not straight enough edges of the fabric, and it can really be annoying :>

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    Nov 22, 2011, 08.03 PMby butterbirds

    Seam Ripper for sure! I know I have purchased probably 10 but it seems they fall prey to the sock-in-the-dryer syndrome. I can NEVER find one when needed.

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    Nov 22, 2011, 07.50 PMby cmcraig41

    I do small metal work projects, in addition to sewing and such, and have this lovely little tool called a third hand. It would be fabulous if someone could adapt the idea for sewing. That would be the PERFECT tool.

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    Nov 22, 2011, 07.50 PMby marlalalalere

    I’d like french curves made in wood, It will remind me my childhood when my mum sew….

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    Nov 22, 2011, 07.40 PMby wildcatspow

    I need a hem marker! I’ve been looking for a vintage-style stand marker without much success.

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    Nov 22, 2011, 07.37 PMby lindzsnyder

    I cannot find wax tracing paper anywhere! My sewing instructor prefers it to non-wax tracing paper. It seems the only place to get it is NYC.

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    Nov 22, 2011, 07.35 PMby Brandy totten

    I don’t know why, but I seem to loose my seam ripper when i need it! But that is something that I do have, there are a ton of things that would be great, but I just don’t have yet, like a dress form(!!!), a tailors ham, a serger, etc. Not that I haven’t been able to find them, but more that I have not felt myself skilled enough to deserve them (because they are so expensive). Here’s crossing my fingers

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    Nov 22, 2011, 07.14 PMby nottlecakes

    Chalk pens! I always break the pieces of tailor’s chalk.

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    Nov 22, 2011, 07.09 PMby nublun

    I have dreamed about dressform for ages but unfortunately the ones sold in my country have been kind of flimsy and too expensive for their appearance. So a high-quality dressform, that saves me from half-naked fitting sessions in front of the mirror, trying to hold sides together with one hand and reaching to adjust some ruffles behind my back with other, would be just great. Actually, this would be freakin’ fantastic! :)

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    Nov 22, 2011, 06.59 PMby Cassandraj16

    I always seem to lose my seam ripper when I need it the most. Once I lost it for over a week so I went out and bought a new one only to find it on my husbands dresser underneath a pile of papers! How it got there…I dont think I’ll ever know

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    Nov 22, 2011, 06.58 PMby forrestnicole

    I would love an easy to use hem marker. I live by myself, so it’s difficult to mark my hems!

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    Nov 22, 2011, 06.51 PMby bookishmegs

    I always lose bobbins! They’re little, clear, and round, so they roll away and hide under everything!

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    Nov 22, 2011, 06.43 PMby rmfullam

    I own two seam rippers and somehow they both always manage to go missing. =/

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    Nov 22, 2011, 06.38 PMby G-A-

    Actually, I need a dress form but I don’t have the space. So a compactable dress form would be great, if only it existed.

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    Nov 22, 2011, 06.29 PMby wzrdreams

    Whenever I look for my loop turner (knit picker) to finish off my serger threads I always end up with my seam ripper instead.

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    Nov 22, 2011, 06.16 PMby foursquarewalls

    How about a tool that helps me automatically and perfectly ease in sleeves without using 1,000 pins and constantly pricking myself? Or a seam ripper with a square handle so it doesn’t keep rolling off my table onto the floor! Hmm, that’s brilliant.

    I would LOVE this dress form. Can’t even count the ways this would help me.

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    Nov 22, 2011, 06.12 PMby hopepolo

    The tool I need most when sewing is patience and I can never seem to find it! I know I need to take my time, especially when I’m doing something new or using expensive fabric, but I never do.

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    Nov 22, 2011, 05.47 PMby swankypot

    I can never seem to find my iron :P

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    Nov 22, 2011, 05.45 PMby hanolalaith

    I would love a tailor’s ham, a corner-turner, and I never seem to have the right kind of pins. A couple of extra hands would be great, too. Let me know when Dritz develops those!

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    Nov 22, 2011, 05.45 PMby raving

    A rotary cutter, or maybe a large enough cutting mat. It would really make pattern cutting so much faster.

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    Nov 22, 2011, 05.35 PMby jamierhitt

    I’m always hoping my roommate doesn’t come home when I’m half dressed in my living room holding my sewing projects up on my body. I know a Dress Form would make sewing projects so much easier. However I can’t seem to get my hands on one fully customizable to my form. Instead whenever I actually decide to splurge I am going to have to add some kind of "Booty Pop” padded panties contraption to match my “bubble butt”. With a waist to hip proportion that differs in 14 inches and my hip area being as thick as it is wide I doubt a body double will ever actually mimic my form without some creative customizations!

    Until then a “My Double” Dress form I’m sure would save me so many embarrassing moments :)

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    Nov 22, 2011, 05.30 PMby Craftine

    I would like to find a “magical” tape that clings to the skin or clothing when measuring. It really would facilitate the measurement by allowing perfect, custom fit body…It only remains to find a reusable material that sticks to skin and clothing without leaving a trace!

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    Nov 22, 2011, 05.09 PMby Sabrina Wharton-Brown

    A pinable, catwalk style, petite dress-form at an affordable price (e.g. under £120).

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    Nov 22, 2011, 04.48 PMby kneesocks

    man, if I could get my hands on some sort of gauge so I don’t have to mark my seam allowances when I cut, I dunno, something that hooks onto my scissors…that would be fantastic. I hate having to draft a pattern and then measure out the seam allowance once I’m done.

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    Nov 22, 2011, 04.38 PMby misscontreras

    Tool that I can’t seem to find? SEWING GAUGE! That little sucker would make adding seam allowances to Burda Magazine (European?) patterns so much more quicker… Calipers are just annoying because you have to move the red leg up-and-down, up-and-down. A sewing gauge seems like a simple tool, small and to the point, that would make a great difference to my sewing experiences. AND a Dritz Dres Form!

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    Nov 22, 2011, 04.32 PMby ichigogirl

    An affordable cutting-board to use with a rotary cutter. If possible I’d like it to fold into a small, flat object when I don’t need it (in 2 or more sections). That’d be awesome…

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    Nov 22, 2011, 04.01 PMby colorwild

    I love the blouse! Such a great style for Fall and lovely colors. I will have to go out and try something like that for my own!

    As far as what item I need, is a good plus sized dress form!

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