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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, 04.01 PMby Judy Garland

    I just loove my sewing hobby and if I could get it my way, I would basicly sew 24/7. But, as everyone else I have to go to work, eat, sleep, do housework and, if he´s lucky, give my husband some attention. I therefore wish I could find some kind of remote control for the time (like the one that Adam Sandler has got in the terrible movie “click” http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0389860/) that would allow me to stop/pause the time when sewing, fast forwarding when at work, sleeping ect, and maybe rewind when I want to correct some sewing misstake. Does anyone know where I could find one?

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    Nov 22, 2011, 03.58 PMby Kim Holte

    A nice pair of scissors that won’t die on me the moment I forget they’re for fabric only and use them to cut paper _’ I wouldn’t say no to an affordable dress form either.

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    Nov 22, 2011, 03.51 PMby brandiveh

    I didn’t know they made tailors chalk pens…that is a great idea, but the chalks look too skinny I bet they break too easy. Kasia’s blouse is lovely on her, I like how the fabric goes with her coloring

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    Nov 22, 2011, 03.38 PMby farintastisch

    a rotary cutter that isn’t overpriced. :/

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    Nov 22, 2011, 03.32 PMby kiwisews

    I have actually been wishing for a good dress form for quite some time. It would make my sewing process so much easier, and cut out a lot of the “finding someone to help me without sticking me with pins” time.

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    Nov 22, 2011, 03.32 PMby tanetane

    I’d like a small pinker shears that I would have the control to go into tight corners.

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    Nov 22, 2011, 03.08 PMby ray162738

    I can never seem to find lace that I like enough to add to my clothes! It seems silly, but I want to find the perfect accent, but I can never find the right lace!! :)

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    Nov 22, 2011, 03.06 PMby thejam

    I can find it but they are too expensive…..a stencil cutting machine.

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    Nov 22, 2011, 02.41 PMby sherlyk

    I know it seems silly, but I couldn’t find tailor’s chalk the last time I was at Jo-Ann’s! Granted, they were having a sale, but it was the one thing on my list that I couldn’t find. I’m sure it’s at 1,001 other stores, but that day I needed it, and I couldn’t find it.

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    Nov 22, 2011, 02.34 PMby lhartup

    A nice large cutting table. I can find one, but I can’t find the space to put it in!

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    Nov 22, 2011, 02.31 PMby daisylynn

    I can find a lot of things I could use, but I couldn’t afford them, does that count? Because one of the things I can’t afford is a dress form…

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    Nov 22, 2011, 01.53 PMby agucha

    Actually right now tool I need the most is something that would cut out flower-shaped pieces from any kind of material, so I wouldn’t have to do it with scissors only. And I really need lots of flowers, because i’m making brooches for my friends and family. It would be such a help.

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    Nov 22, 2011, 01.44 PMby ItsRainyInPDX

    Wow – I could really use the dress form! I would really like a tool that works butter than binder clips to hold my seams together when I am sewing leather or some other unpinnable fabric. That and a faster seam ripper!

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    Nov 22, 2011, 01.29 PMby connieturner5

    I need someway of marking my fabric that I can easily see but will disappear when I want it gone. Also like one of the other commenters, patience. lol

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    Nov 22, 2011, 01.10 PMby burda-user-668481

    patience knowledge and someone to teach me

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    Nov 22, 2011, 12.57 PMby mixtlii

    Horse hair braid for circle skirt’s hems !!!!!! It is impossible to find!!!!! I am in Paris right now and even in a capital city they don’t have it !!! Even on the internet !!! Just talking about it makes me angry !!!!!

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    Nov 22, 2011, 12.51 PMby diediedarling

    Some sort of chalk marker that will show up on fabrics with a sheen. It might just be my lighting, but I could spend so long tracing and marking and later, not find one mark! Grr

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    Nov 22, 2011, 12.51 PMby hdk100

    Imagine! A large foldable table with a cutting mat fixed on top. I don’t have a lot of space but I dream of being able to cut on a huge table! :)

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    Nov 22, 2011, 12.36 PMby ivorynoire

    A white disappearing marker pen for dark fabrics. I bought one, but it won’t even show on black.

    Something to replace pins to keep the fabrics together when sewing leather, fake leather or something else onto which a pin would make a permanent hole.

    An easily affordable dress form.

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    Nov 22, 2011, 12.32 PMby nialew

    A seam ripper because I am a beginner

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    Nov 22, 2011, 12.23 PMby angelical

    I think the question is a little too wide…

    In terms of things I HAVE but are lost most of the time, I can never find a seam measure when I need one! I have 3 of them, and one has permanent residence in my pencil case, so I can always find that one.

    In terms of things that I cound use but havn’t been invented yet, the table-cloth-ironing-board would be a nice thing. A piece of cloth that cound turn any surface into an ironing board! Never again would I have to walk between sewing mashine and laundry room all the time :)

    In terms of things that ARE invented, but are difficult to find in shops, It took me forever to find my tailors ham and horsehair braid. Was lucky to find the ham on holiday in Amsterdam, and the horsehair braid must be imported from England (live in Denmark).

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    Nov 22, 2011, 11.17 AMby alasse

    Something that unpicks my seams FOR me. I hate unpicking and I’d love to have a sort of robot helper/slave to do it, so I don’t have to.

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    Nov 22, 2011, 11.08 AMby mokosha

    pleat maker of some sort.. and those tiny little metal things that help you make your own bias tape.. that would make my life sooo much easier

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    Nov 22, 2011, 10.30 AMby wannalearn

    Since I’m a beginner, a seam ripper! xD

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    Nov 22, 2011, 10.09 AMby Ruth Brown

    How about a good, inexpensive tracing paper/fabric that can be used for both pattern tracing AND a fitting muslin? That would combine 2 steps and save time and resources.

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    Nov 22, 2011, 09.45 AMby MientjiB

    A nice big cutting mat – not because I don’t know where to get hold of one, but because I don’t have the space for it! But I’m moving at the end of the year – holding thumbs for a flat with more room ;-)

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    Nov 22, 2011, 09.08 AMby freakusbzzz

    A gigantic cutting mat

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    Nov 22, 2011, 09.05 AMby tracymcd

    I would love a Sewbot 2000 which would trace out all my patterns, folding the vintage ones perfectly back into their delicate envelopes and then cut out the fabric for me!

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