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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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    Nov 22, 2011, 11.06 PMby kerstika

    This isn’t actually a proper tool, but something that I desperately need and can’t seem to be able to find is actually a sewing supply box with spindles for tape and ribbons. Or just something to stash my ribbons and bias tape and such without getting them all tangled up and wrinkled. At the moment I keep them wrapped around poster rolls, but that’s not an ideal solution.

    Also, I would love a method of pinning delicate fabrics together without actually having to stick needles through them. For example using flat magnets that go underneath and on top of the fabrics. Or clamps? Sounds silly perhaps. :)

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    Nov 22, 2011, 11.03 PMby Kori Bee

    I always seem to be missing my tape measure! Whether I need to measure an odd part of my body, re-measure to see if I lost inches or measure a friend, it always seems to be missing at the most inconvenient times! I’ve bought 4 now and I still find myself tearing my house up trying to find one. Not only that but I seem to be missing the motivation to keep trying on pieces of clothing I’m making! I’ve decided to make a dress form myself but with an impatient partner I was left with a crumpled up piece of half dried packing tape, not amazing.

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    Nov 22, 2011, 10.55 PMby vanessa

    A loop turner that’s easy to use. I’ve tried several times with mine and still haven’t got it working.

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    Nov 22, 2011, 10.42 PMby devikat

    My seam-ripper is right up there, but I probably get the most use out of my hand needles… and they’re always disappearing on me!

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    Nov 22, 2011, 10.27 PMby sunintheclouds

    My seam ripper, it grows legs and walks away on me constantly. I purchase them and then they disappear. Someday I’m sure that I will find a stash of seam rippers in my house.

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    Nov 22, 2011, 10.27 PMby restlesslegs

    Time is my biggest tool that I can not find enough of. The Dritz My double Deluxe dress form would save lots of time when making blouses, jackets & skirts. I sew for my daughter who does not live near me, so am unable to try thing things on. Winning the Dritz dress form would be a dream come true.

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    Nov 22, 2011, 10.22 PMby carottesauvage

    ruler, scissors, tailor chalk, rubber, needles, I lose everything

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    Nov 22, 2011, 10.19 PMby euma

    Obviusly, I need a dress form. But I’d love a scissor sharpener too.

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    Nov 22, 2011, 10.11 PMby ellenf83

    I have been dreaming of a dress form!

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    Nov 22, 2011, 10.08 PMby Ellen L

    I’m dying for a dress form, but I know where to find them.

    The tool I can’t find is something that will turn very long and very thin tubes without ripping a hole through the fabric.

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      Nov 23, 2011, 12.32 AMby mlssfshn

      Loop turner Hancock’s has them for $4.29 I’ve turned up to a 60 inch spaghetti strap.

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    Nov 22, 2011, 10.05 PMby a4girlie

    My must have tool I never can seem to find is patience. But it might have to do with my lack of a dress form. What should be a simple task ends up taking so much longer because I have to stop what I’m doing and try on the garment to make sure I’m on track and hope that the pins won’t prick me. A proper “My Double Deluxe (Small)” dress form by Dritz would help me find my patience again. Be a doll and help a girl out please?

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    Nov 22, 2011, 09.50 PMby aldara

    More sewing machine feet. Especially a walking foot for my 25 year old Privileg sewing machine…

    A dressform would be nice as well. ;)

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    Nov 22, 2011, 09.45 PMby latulipenoire

    I really need a french curve for pattern drafting but good luck finding one where I live!

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    Nov 22, 2011, 09.32 PMby vintagetopaz

    It would be so nice to have a dress form :) Especially when fitting garments!

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    Nov 22, 2011, 09.32 PMby princmay-1

    I need everything: I sew almost on a folding table, sitting on my bed; fabrics, cottons and everything else is closed in boxes and envelopes at the foot of the bed. I dream a dress form, although I would need an entire room sewing!

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    Nov 22, 2011, 09.29 PMby Anne-Marie Zaccarin

    I never seem to find tailor’s chalk it’s pretty basic like notion but I have yet to purchase some. Oh Well I`ll blame it on living in Canada :P

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    Nov 22, 2011, 09.27 PMby Janelle Alexander

    Besides that amazing dress form, I’m in desperate need of lefty scissors! The ones I’ve found aren’t the right size and there are no variations like the pinking shears…was forced to buy a normal pinking shears because there were none for lefties like me!

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    Nov 22, 2011, 09.16 PMby qml347

    my must need tool would be a dress form cant find one at a price i can afford

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    Nov 22, 2011, 09.06 PMby LéonaDy

    All I want is a cutting table! I am a student with limited space and budget who cuts her fabric spread out on the floor. Really, this would solve so many problems and save so much time! Then I could get one of those rotary cutters (which would be divine!)… right now, those would just damage my floor. Otherwise, a pin cushion that grows pins infinitely (like the magic pudding of sewing) so I wouldn’t be loosing them all the time.

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    Nov 22, 2011, 09.04 PMby victors

    A scissor sharpener. People in my house abuse my sewing scissors quite cruelly and I find myself having to take them for sharpening far more often than I would like!

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    Nov 22, 2011, 09.03 PMby rubicat

    First, I desperately need a dress form, but I also need wax marking paper. I know that the experts all say that you can’t get the marks out of the fabric, but I’ve never had any problems – I always make sure that my marks are hidden inside darts and seams. I cannot make any marks visible with that stupid non-wax paper. And I’ve now purchased 3 different brands – none of them are worth a darn. Sorry – got carried away.

    Laura B.

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    Nov 22, 2011, 09.02 PMby sherris

    Not to be too obvious, but yes, a good, sturdy dress form would help! I’m oddly shaped, so being able to see the pieces on a form that is my shape would be fab! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Nov 22, 2011, 08.58 PMby conniereed

    I need fabric pencils that work properly, or maybe the correct marker for the correct job?

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    Nov 22, 2011, 08.54 PMby raynebreanne

    I would love to find a dress that fit my body type. I have an odd build (i.e. large top half and twiggy legs) so when I find one, they’re always too small in the bust or too large everywhere else. Generally, dress forms are supposed to help make sewing projects easier, but unless I find one that adjusts in multiple ways I end up with clothes that I get stuck in, or clothing that I could practically live in since its so large. It would be truly fabulous to have one that could adjust large enough in the top without being so large on the bottom

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    Nov 22, 2011, 08.39 PMby gingersnaps

    I can never find my seam ripper! The second item would be my tape measure. Oh, how I would love to have a dress form. “sigh”

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    Nov 22, 2011, 08.37 PMby margiwarg

    When I’m sewing I’m constantly losing track of my scissors, seam ripper, marking pen, etc… But something I’ve been looking for around town and haven’t found is affordable rolls of tracing paper. Seems the only place to find them is online.

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    Nov 22, 2011, 08.18 PMby ghainskom

    my prysm tracing wheel with seam allowances

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    Nov 22, 2011, 08.16 PMby beccatherine13

    It would be AMAZING if you could buy pattern-marking stickers! Let me explain: you know all the dots, dashes, circles and whatnot that are on patterns? Well, you are supposed to trace those with tracing paper, wax, or sometimes chalk, etc. Frankly, this is just a pain and a mess to me. Sometimes I even skip that part, which normally leads to a less-than-perfect garment. But, what if there were stickers that were those dots, dashes, and circles that you could easily stick on and off your fabric! They could be neon colored, easy to remove, but still stick on well. You could also sew on them and tear them off afterward! Or maybe they could be water-soluable! Who knows? This is just one idea I had… :)

    Anyways, this dressform sounds AMAZING! You can truly make clothes that will fit you! But for those who don’t have dressforms, my idea for pattern stickers might help… :) Thanks for reading my crazy idea! I really hope you choose me! The last two shirts I made didn’t turn out too well…


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    Nov 22, 2011, 08.13 PMby thecuriouskiwi

    I have three unpickers, two that float around on my table somewhere, usually hiding! And a third that came with my Elna, it lives in the on-board tools box, I don’t really like it because it’s quite small but it’s there as my last resort after I’ve flailed around looking for the other two ;)

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    Nov 22, 2011, 08.04 PMby ezmo

    I love my old zig-zag sewing machine, but it originally would have come with plastic cam disks to make patterned stitches (decorative and practical). Can’t find them anywhere! It’s a pretty obscure model of machine, those parts may just be lost to history :(

    I’d settle for a dressform, though ;)

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