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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.


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    Aug 6, 2018, 10.58 AMby rohitsharma1111

    woww,, nice article on dress forms

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    Dec 7, 2011, 08.45 PMby donhae

    the perfect ham to get into all those little curves, nooks, and crannies that just seem want to hide from the iron.

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    Dec 2, 2011, 06.59 PMby Cheryl Henderson

    Has to be my seam rippers.

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    Nov 30, 2011, 08.08 PMby Podbod18

    My can’t sew without item is my tape measure.

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    Nov 29, 2011, 04.32 PMby nialew

    my seam ripper, I am always searching for it

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    Nov 29, 2011, 04.30 PMby nialew

    my seam ripper, i am always searching for it

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    Nov 28, 2011, 09.10 PMby bttn

    Fabric marking tools. And a good cutting space :)

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    Nov 28, 2011, 07.23 PMby taiwo .

    My fabric marking tools! I usually end up using a regular pencils.

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    Nov 28, 2011, 04.13 PMby Saeriu

    I love my ruler for altering patterns, seam ripper, and scissors. I’d love to buy a couple more rulers but can’t seem to find them in the nearby sewing stores. They’ve been replaced, I guess, with quilting rulers. (I do love to quilt, but I’d love to see more tools for sewing clothes.)

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    Nov 28, 2011, 03.23 PMby plaidlinoleum

    A good chalk pencil! I had an amazing one that was part of a bunch of sewing stuff I inherited from my great aunt, and all the ones I have tried since either crumble or don’t show up as well.

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    Nov 28, 2011, 01.01 PMby Leah Guinn

    A good quality fabric marker! I tend to cut out projects and then not construct them straight away, so (this might be a tall order) I need something that will last but wash out when I’m finished.

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    Nov 28, 2011, 12.59 PMby metal-to-thread

    I can’t live without my clear plastic rulers and my rotary cutter

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    Nov 28, 2011, 12.12 PMby Ette King

    A sleeve board. I never seem to be able to find one that is sturdy and of a good size. I think I may have to make my own at some stage if I can’t find a good one soon.

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    Nov 28, 2011, 10.12 AMby megand-1

    I can never find my unpicker when i need it….that or white cotton thread! Disappears everytime i want to use it!

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    Nov 28, 2011, 06.27 AMby ggexpansive

    What i could use, another set of hands? Outside of that I could use better tracing paper , I feel a bull in the cina shop when I try to pin fit.
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    Nov 28, 2011, 01.16 AMby merola+moya

    Love that dressform! And that mini iron!

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    Nov 28, 2011, 12.20 AMby meggyme

    A straight edge with a lip so it doesn’t move around on my cutting board!

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    Nov 27, 2011, 11.08 PMby meg43265

    A good French curve and a hem curve, an adjustable dress form, and one of those Dritz marking pens! Tailor’s chalk always crumbles, and the pencils never seem to work right.

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    Nov 27, 2011, 10.38 PMby kitzler

    The perfect sewing table (I think that qualifies as a “tool”?)! It would have a really smart design, storage space, a section with a cutting board, maybe. I’m still looking…

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    Nov 27, 2011, 09.28 PMby kadzic

    The Mighty Travel Iron, Sewing Gauge, Large Seam Ripper, Fray Check™, Rotary Cutter (28mm) and Tailor’s Marking Set!!!? To be honest… all of that. Here where I live, if you find something of that, you can say “I win at lottery.”

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    Nov 27, 2011, 08.45 PMby rwest1014

    i can never find my fabric marking pen when i need it the most

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    Nov 27, 2011, 07.40 PMby msmina

    What must-have tool do you need and just can’t seem to find?

    That’s easy…like so many others it’s the essentials: Sewing gauge, seam ripper, and chalk!! I especially can never find a seam ripper which is funny because I use it ALL the time. I spend as much time pulling apart as I do putting together. Wahh!

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    Nov 27, 2011, 07.11 PMby kath4kids

    I am in search of a decent tailor’s marking tool. I’ve been using a pencil. What I did find , the mark doesn’t show up on the material. Would love something as versatile as the tailor’s marking set.

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    Nov 27, 2011, 06.24 PMby hlh

    I never can find my tailors chalk in the middle of a project and have little white broken slivers of it stashed all over the place, it is always lost…The shops near by never carry the big pieces of it.

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    Nov 27, 2011, 06.09 PMby cmonahan99

    When I can find it, my sewing gauge is the best!

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    Nov 27, 2011, 05.46 PMby DevineWard

    A year or two ago I was given a ‘hem marker’ – Unfortunately the little rubber ball on the top has perished so I am not able to squeeze it to allow the chalk to mark the hem – Do you think I can find a new one to replace the old perished ‘puffer’ as I call it. I carry it in my bag and ask in the most obscure shops!

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    Nov 27, 2011, 04.48 PMby elisabetsy

    Not for lack of being able to find, but only because I recently became aware of the tool—a rotary cutter would be really handy! As for hard to find things, the shops I’ve tried don’t have a standard sewing machine foot for sewing rolled hems.

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    Nov 27, 2011, 04.19 PMby velociraptor

    Enough space for my sewing machine, cutting table, and ironing board to fit in one room! Ha!

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    Nov 27, 2011, 04.18 PMby sewhappy-1

    Must have a twin needle attachment for my machine but I could never seem to find one.

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    Nov 27, 2011, 03.49 PMby Shlepzig

    My daughter is deathly afraid of pins. Even when I am making clothes for her I can’t put the project on her.

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