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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 9, 2011, 02.10 PMby knitteri

    About 40 years ago I bought a huge tin of straight pins, made in Germany, very high quality. I’ve never had to buy pins since then and I still have hundreds of them left. They are wonderful!

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    Nov 9, 2011, 02.06 PMby lincatz

    My most used tools are all for measuring and marking. Careful measuring and consistent marking in all stages of cutting and construction prevent mistakes. This means I can sew more and rip out and correct things less. Of all the measure and marking tools I use the one I use the most is the little 6 inch metal ruler with the sliding thing and the little points on the end. I have about six, one beside each machine, one at my cutting table and a couple at the ironing board. For marking: the blue water erase marker literally changed my sewing life. No more chalk marks that quickly fade, no more waxy transfer paper and spiked tracing wheel, no more time consuming thread tailor tacks -just a nice neat line, dot, notch or star that vanishes with a couple drops of water. Heaven on Earth!

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    Nov 9, 2011, 02.05 PMby gemmafloyd

    My seam ripper: I’m never afraid to make a mistake and start over!

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    Nov 9, 2011, 01.59 PMby Natasha Venzke

    It has to big my big scissors with spring action to make it easier when you’re cutting a lot of fabric.

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    Nov 9, 2011, 01.51 PMby eclecticeve

    Definitely my seam ripper! lol

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    Nov 9, 2011, 01.46 PMby cayetanca

    The best thing ever is my rotary cutter:)

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    Nov 9, 2011, 12.34 PMby morbidprincess122

    My most treasured tool is my awl. I make a lot of corsets, so it’s fantastic for marking exactly where I want my holes. As I also pattern make it’s fantastic for marking ‘drill holes’ near the ends of darks and tucks ect. It can help make a nice sharp corner when turning things inside out.

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    Nov 9, 2011, 12.20 PMby sadienorway

    definitely the old and rather sturdy pair of fabric scissors I inherited from my grandmother. They’re always on my kitchen table, ready to cut :)

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    Nov 9, 2011, 12.10 PMby vasea

    My treasured tools are my scissors and my tape measure. My treasured notion is about how to take measurements.

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    Nov 9, 2011, 11.59 AMby claperdrix

    My pair of scissors that I only use to cut threads. They’re in the shape of a stork (very popular figure in Alsace where my family is from) and over 70 years old . I got them from my grandmother who used to make close for the entire family. And you know what? So far they remain the sharpest ones I’ve ever had:-)

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    Nov 9, 2011, 11.56 AMby hdk100

    Just the other day I realized that one of my best investments was my loop turner. It’s such a clever tool and can’t be replaced by any other notion. I also love my cute pink measuring tape…

    Thank you for the chance to win. I’ve been actually saving money for my own dress form, because it’s really expensive here in Hungary… Would love to win. :)

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    Nov 9, 2011, 11.29 AMby Jazmijntje

    Excellent price!! Well, Actually there are two items missing which I would love to have but can’t find in the Netherlands: a magnetic seam guide and a loop turner. Besides these items I love my fabric markers. I recently discovered the blue marker pen for light coloured fabrics…great!

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    Nov 9, 2011, 11.21 AMby Adrienne Hendrix

    I cannot work in my sewing room without my seam ripper and my point turner. I would be lost without them as I always forget to leave that little bit open at the bottom of my linings to turn my purses and then I could not get those great corners without my point turner. I have been dreaming of owning a dress form for quite some time now and have the perfect spot in my sewing room for it to live! Good luck everyone, looks like this one has a lot of entrants!

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    Nov 9, 2011, 11.18 AMby jirinkak

    I couldn’t live without my thimble. I even wear it around my neck on a chain :-)

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    Nov 9, 2011, 11.10 AMby metropolitanfrock

    My most treasured tool to date would have to be my seam allowance guide. I do a ton of alterations and I use it all the time, mostly with hems, but especially with grading side seams accurately. I can’t believe that prior to five years ago and after 17 years of sewing I’d never picked one up. My mother taught me other methods of measuring accurately, which worked just fine for me till I saw the light. I have two of them which have chalk attached at the ends. It’s the hottest thing in my sewing kit.

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    Nov 9, 2011, 10.52 AMby kallie

    My seam ripper and an old little crochet hook.

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    Nov 9, 2011, 10.49 AMby freakusbzzz


    The first link to Dritz is incorrect BTW

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    Nov 9, 2011, 10.34 AMby bjr99

    Hands down it has to be my seam ripper or in my case rippers. I keep one by the sewing machine and one by the serger. Second favorite would be my snips, again a pair of them, one at each machine.

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    Nov 9, 2011, 10.15 AMby freakusbzzz

    My seam allowance guide :) and Gutterman Sulky Solvy

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    Nov 9, 2011, 10.14 AMby camberwellgal

    I think the most satisfying tool to use, that I have, is my bias tape maker. There’s something ridiculously satisfying and almost Zen-like soothing and calming about pulling strips of bias tape through it, and under the iron (Colette blog has fantastic instructions for making lots of the stuff, easily at one time). I always end up making much too much!

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    Nov 9, 2011, 10.03 AMby lizhonnun

    My scissors, seam ripper and my tape measure. Couldn’t do without any of these things :-)

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    Nov 9, 2011, 09.51 AMby Marion Stornig

    My favourite tool is my 50 € scissor and of course my pins. Nothing goes without my pins.

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    Nov 9, 2011, 09.46 AMby stephiaffi

    My most treasured tool is the seam ripper. I don’t know what I would do without it.

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    Nov 9, 2011, 09.42 AMby blueshoegal

    My favourite tool or notion – I’d love to say is something whizzy or awe-inspiring, but realistically it’s my seam ripper (although I have about 5 so there is always one to hand). It is my metaphorical eraser on the end of my sewing pencil, as I’m still learning the ropes – an invaluable tool – so therefore my favoured (despite wanting to say sequins!) :)

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    Nov 9, 2011, 09.38 AMby machelefranklin

    As strange as it may sound, I only recently discovered the existence and use of… seam rippers ! And it’s been an revolution. No more spending hours of trying to rip seams with a pair of scissors when I had made a mistake. You never stop learning….

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    Nov 9, 2011, 09.32 AMby nikkishell

    My sharp and trusty $3 snips! They’re on hand whenever i sew for snipping threads and unpicking stitches.

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    Nov 9, 2011, 09.25 AMby Fabiana Mattos

    My favorite notions are pins. Without them, I couldn’t ever get my seams right!

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    Nov 9, 2011, 09.21 AMby ttnora

    The most essential tools are my sewing machine, scissors and pins. And iron, of course.

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    Nov 9, 2011, 09.18 AMby latulipenoire

    My favorite tool is my Dritz chalk wheel. It makes marking darts and seam-lines so easy, I couldn’t work without it!

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    Nov 9, 2011, 09.17 AMby strickmeise

    That’s my little scissors, they are from golden colored metal and look like a stork. I need them a lot for cutting threads, or trimming seams exactly, or ripping seams. These scissors are very sharp and pointed.

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