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[Update 11/14/2011] – Congratulations to mad14kt, who was randomly selected to win this dress form!

Dritz has an amazing selection of sewing notions, trims and tools that any seamstress or seamster would love.

We used some of their items for two of our latest craft projects, “Grommet Skirt” and “Make Hearts, Not War.” We loved using all of the supplies!

Now, until Monday, November 14th, Dritz is giving away one of their amazing “My Double Deluxe (Small)” 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’s your most treasured tool or notion in your sewing basket?

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.


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    Nov 10, 2011, 09.52 PMby alexus1325

    The traditional tomato pincushion that came with my sewing machine! Over the last five years, this little pincushion has been through it all with me, from my first fumbling attempts with knits, to my exploration of embroidery. Plus, the little strawberry means I can actually keep my pins and needles sharp!

    Okay, so that’s just sentimental :P More seriously would be the suite of tools my boyfriend’s mother has bought me: a rotary cutter and mat, a quilting rule and a curve-square. Accurate cutting and marking are now at my fingertips, and adjusting patterns is MUCH easier without resorting to a random collection of round objects in my house :P

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    Nov 10, 2011, 09.19 PMby maschmidt121

    My ergonomic seam ripper. Not a project goes by where I don’t need it!

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    Nov 10, 2011, 09.10 PMby trianglesrhombuses

    Definitely my seam ripper, for all those late-night, sleep-deprived mistakes!

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    Nov 10, 2011, 08.47 PMby nellyvdb

    My measuring tape!!! It’s old, it’s from Mexico, a present from my most admire seamstress… grandma!

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    Nov 10, 2011, 07.59 PMby lienepien

    At first ofcourse the basket itself. I think the most treasured is my scissor and pins. I think I use these the most, but there are more things in my basket which I need also.

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    Nov 10, 2011, 07.52 PMby Shlepzig

    All the essentials are really essential, scissors, pins, and such. Nothing spare in there, without those were fighting against the tide.

    Of the luxuries and re-purposed things I use on a constant basis, my flexible drafting curve (from my engineering drafting days) is the most surprisingly useful. I can draft sleeve patterns and complicated curves and still be able to easily figure out radii and fit in very short order.

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    Nov 10, 2011, 07.25 PMby redheadedreader

    I have to say my seam ripper. It’s really invaluable.

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    Nov 10, 2011, 07.13 PMby Ibellis22

    I could not function without my pins. They have helped me keep things together, literally, as I’ve embarked on this journey to learn how to sew.

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    Nov 10, 2011, 06.11 PMby LimeSoda

    I’ve been working with a lot of fine fabrics lately. Floaty, delicate things. So to weigh them down for cutting I made a few Ladybug fabric weights – much like paper weights – out of felt and filled with sand.

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    Nov 10, 2011, 04.58 PMby campanella

    My rotary cutter, definitely!

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    Nov 10, 2011, 03.25 PMby kyrielle

    I think my favorites are my surgical blade seam ripper and my adjustable/sliding seam gauge.

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    Nov 10, 2011, 03.12 PMby petitmoutonbleu

    UUUUUuuu tough question. I could say my cat when he plays with thread and makes me smile on a long sewing day. But I cannot call him my tool, just a friend full of fun. I would have to say then that my most usefull notions is knowing how to crochet. Learned it whan I was about 6 years old and has proven to help me create wonderfull things besides giving me various skills with sewing. :)

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    Nov 10, 2011, 02.30 PMby vanessa

    My sewing gauge. It’s helpful for hems and button holes, of course. But what I love most is how cool I feel when I use the slider.

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    Nov 10, 2011, 02.29 PMby Danielka Ta

    My old fashion sewing shears

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    Nov 10, 2011, 01.26 PMby ghainskom

    My clover seam ripper and my prysm ergonomic tracing wheel with variable seam allowance.

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    Nov 10, 2011, 12.00 PMby pambox

    i wish the dress form came in my size…

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    Nov 10, 2011, 11.31 AMby purduepam

    seam ripper for sure. Need for reservse sewing :)

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    Nov 10, 2011, 11.19 AMby libra-s

    I love my scissors. They are sharp and make the cutting fabric very easy. I always hide them in a safe place to keep them safe from my husband who may use them for cutting paper!

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    Nov 10, 2011, 10.33 AMby cornsey

    I’m definitely a scissors gal. Woe betide my children if I find my Fiskars in their bedroom!

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    Nov 10, 2011, 09.47 AMby Ruth Brown

    I have lots of favorite tools, but my most treasured is my seam ripper. I lose so many of them that I keep a stash of new ones in my drawer.

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    Nov 10, 2011, 07.32 AMby carmencitab

    My favorite tools right now are my rulers. I bought about 5 or 6 this summer and I used them all. French curves, metal, quilting rulers, I love them all!

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    Nov 10, 2011, 07.22 AMby ujosiili

    My fabric scissors, definitelly. Never going to cut fabrics with kitchen scissors again.

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    Nov 10, 2011, 06.52 AMby ahearta

    My most treasured tools are my scissors and seam ripper. I can’t think of a project that hasn’t relied on having both handy for success.

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    Nov 10, 2011, 06.33 AMby sargal

    My seam guide is very helpfull/

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    Nov 10, 2011, 06.12 AMby burda-user-473383

    My favorite thing in my tool box are my pins because no matter what i am doing, my pins help me keep everything in place.

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    Nov 10, 2011, 06.08 AMby stacystemp

    A really sharp pair of scissors makes such a difference.

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    Nov 10, 2011, 04.35 AMby tdhg

    Oh to pick just one. I love my fabric markers because I rarely use patterns as they come. But maybe they aren’t really tools. I think probably my rotary cutters especially my smaller one.

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    Nov 10, 2011, 04.27 AMby knitist

    My most treasured tool is my rotary cutter. I couldn’t accomplish nearly the number of things I do without it.

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    Nov 10, 2011, 04.24 AMby betterhandmade

    Mmy most treasured notion is my hem gauge. I am new to sewing and didn’t have one for the longest. One weekend at my grandmother’s house, who passed away 6 years ago, my mom discovered the gauge. My grandmother was an avid sewer and made all of my mom’s and aunt’s clothing when they were younger. Now, having her gauge I feel like she is with me everytime I sew!

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    Nov 10, 2011, 03.50 AMby jacquipardue

    the hem gauge is one of my favorite little tools, it’s so simple and useful! But my Gingher scissors are probably the more precious item in my small collection—they work incredibly well and they’re beautiful too!

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