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[Update 11/21/2011] – Congratulations to nellyvdb for winning this contest!

After receiving such an amazing response from their previous Comment to Win, the kind folks over at Dritz is offering another one of their cool dress forms.

We love using Dritz tools and notions, and gave some to member Sara Moskovitz for her to try, as well. Take a look at her mitered corner tutorial, made using the OmniEdge Ruler, Tailor’s Chalk, Petite Press™ Mini Iron and Omnigrid® Mat (18" X 24").

Now, until Monday, November 21st at 12 p.m. (EST), 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 was your very first sewing project, and how old were you when you tackled it?

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 15, 2011, 01.35 AMby strawberryfreckles

    My first project was when I was eight making gift bags for my birthday party! I didn’t think my mom would finish them in time so she had me help her!

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    Nov 15, 2011, 01.17 AMby busybunch

    My first project was an apron for home-ec class when I was 13. I butchered the applique and had to reposition it to cover the holes I made right through the fabric. Who knew I’d end up with a love for quilting and sewing and still be at it 18 years later?! THANKS for the chance at one of those dress forms! ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    Nov 15, 2011, 01.11 AMby Penguinade

    My first project was a set of doll clothes around age 5 . . . and I still go back to doll clothes when I want to try a new technique

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    Nov 15, 2011, 01.10 AMby nainai78

    With help from my Mum a hankie for my Nanna is the first sewing project I remember at about 5 or 6. Then I would make Barbie clothes by myself they had quite a wardrobe. I loved making evening gowns for them.

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    Nov 15, 2011, 12.59 AMby sewster55

    My first project was a cape… Aged 49!

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    Nov 15, 2011, 12.57 AMby verypurpleperson

    My first one was in third grade of elementary school. It was a school project and I embroidered a little flower on the corner of a handkerchief. I was 9 years old :)

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    Nov 15, 2011, 12.55 AMby gaylee1949

    I think I was about 12 and in home ec, the sewing segment. We were assigned a gathered skirt, which I made out of pale yellow cotton. It was easy, and I loved making it. I’ve been sewing intermittently ever since, and I’m now 62!

    Gail D.

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    Nov 15, 2011, 12.35 AMby kanhoro

    i think my first project would be a pillow or something from home ec, and then a hoodie in high school. now im an apparel design major in college!

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    Nov 15, 2011, 12.30 AMby llh

    My first sewing project? That was a while ago. I remember making dolls clothes for my cabbage patch doll. My daughters still use those clothes.

    My first needle work project was a crewel work wall hanging that I finished around 9 years of age.

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