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Our amazing friends at Craftsy are giving you the opportunity to win unlimited access to classes, plus a chance to win an iPad! Answer their question below by Sunday December 4th, at 10:00am EST to win!

From Craftsy:

We’re about to start shooting a brand new couture dressmaking class at Craftsy (taught by expert dressmaker, Susan Khalje), and we’d love to know what you think makes a perfect dress.

Tell us all about it in the comments section. We’ll make it worth your while: Post a comment and you’ll have a chance to win one of the five Craftsy “hall-passes” we’re giving away. The hall-pass gives you unlimited access to any class you want in our entire catalog—- watch whenever you want and however many times you want. Choose the class from any of our many categories, including sewing, quilting, knitting, crocheting, gardening, and more.

After you tell us about your perfect dress, click this magic link to sign up at Craftsy, and as a thank you from us, you’ll automatically get the awesome iTote workshop for free. PLUS, you’ll be entered for a chance to win an iPad. See? We told you it was a magic link.


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[Update 12/6/11] – Congratulations to member Dibii for winning the Holiday Giveaway Day 3!


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    Dec 4, 2011, 05.53 AMby lydianna

    The perfect dress is both sweet,sexy, and a little flirty, fits like a dream, and you start to dance when you’re wearing it. The perfect dress makes my husband’s eyes light up when he see’s it on me. The perfect dress makes me happy to see it hanging in my closet. The perfect dress makes me feel young and lighthearted when I’m wearing it.

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    Dec 4, 2011, 05.52 AMby miip

    Its the dress that when you wear it those who know you stare at you amazed cause ‘I didn’t know you had this figure’, while it sits so comfortably on you that the only thing you feel wearing it is the smooth slide of fabric around you

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    Dec 4, 2011, 05.38 AMby inspirehope

    My perfect dress would be vintage/retro inspired ( any 20 century decade) and fit like a glove.

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    Dec 4, 2011, 05.03 AMby jadedwish

    The perfect dress will fit smoothy over my figure. Shows my curves and is a great color on my skin

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    Dec 4, 2011, 04.14 AMby Cheryl Henderson

    A perfect dress is one that fits properly and flatters.

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    Dec 4, 2011, 03.55 AMby crazydavises

    Easy to wear, easy to clean, flattering to my figure, princess seamed, with just a touch of vintage style.

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    Dec 4, 2011, 03.34 AMby Keely Shaw

    The perfect dress for me would be one you made yourself that fits you perfectly. It wouldn’t hurt if that dress was a floor-length stunner with a train that you were wearing to meet the Queen of England, either :)

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    Dec 4, 2011, 03.02 AMby Elizabeth Shaules

    For me its really learning about how to get the best fit possible – and on top of that learning how to pick a dress that will falter a specific persons figure. The third element is making that outfit unique – what I can do to make a dress stand out – something that makes you proud to wear something home made rather than store bought.

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    Dec 4, 2011, 02.43 AMby suzeb

    The perfect dress shows off your best features while doing its best to divert attention from your worst!

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    Dec 4, 2011, 02.25 AMby aluckmann

    The perfect dress is one that defines the waist and gives a flattering silhouette. It should also make you feel beautiful – whether by being made up a gorgeous silk fabric, having a lovely bold pattern or showing just the right amount of skin – women want to feel beautiful when they get dressed.

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    Dec 4, 2011, 02.24 AMby Redsonia

    My perfect dress is fun and shique, very girly, above knee

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    Dec 4, 2011, 02.06 AMby laurel37

    I love a dress with a great fit and a fabulous print. It’s always a bonus if I can pair it with cute accessories and dress it up for a night out or down for a day at work.

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    Dec 4, 2011, 01.47 AMby joen

    Fit and a classic sheath dress with timeless styling that I can dress up or down with accessories or jackets are what I like to have in my wardrobe.

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    Dec 4, 2011, 01.44 AMby iloveicecream2

    The perfect dress would fit like a glove. It would flatter the figure and appear to elongate the body. It would go great with flats, boots and heels; dressed up and down and doesnt require much maintenance. I would want it in all the colors.

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    Dec 4, 2011, 01.30 AMby sunnyb64

    The perfect dress would have an amazing fit, a flattering silhouette, and some kind of design details that makes it stand out from the crowd.

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    Dec 4, 2011, 12.56 AMby Shannon Gruber Burchard

    I like dresses that are fitted with a retro feel. I can’t wait to see the class.

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    Dec 4, 2011, 12.47 AMby ellenjane

    A perfect dress must fit beautifully and hide any flaws. And it should be easy to add accessories to change the look when needed.

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    Dec 4, 2011, 12.28 AMby lisbeth-s

    For me, a perfect dress is a basic dress, but elegant and comfortable.

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    Dec 4, 2011, 12.19 AMby fuzzyg

    For me, the perfect dress is a summer dress (I’d never consider wearing one in the winter). Therefore it must be loose, and be in a natural fabric. Preferably with a bit of texture so it doesn’t stick. Not too bare so I don’t need too much sunscreen.

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    Dec 3, 2011, 11.43 PMby lauramae

    The perfect dress has extra special details that take it from the ordinary to fabulous, and above all, makes you feel beautiful!

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    Dec 3, 2011, 11.38 PMby scavengerannie

    The perfect dress must have swish!

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    Dec 3, 2011, 11.20 PMby alexus1325

    For me, the perfect dress is easy to wear, easy to accessorize, and fits my odd dimensions. I love simple, clean lines for this reason, and the fabric is where the fun is! When you throw interesting details into the mix, you can get away with very simple accessories.

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    Dec 3, 2011, 11.14 PMby suzanac

    I can talk about the materials. color, dress cut … What really makes the perfect dress is the person who will wear it!

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    Dec 3, 2011, 11.03 PMby lokicat

    the perfect dress is made from amazing fabric and has the perfect fit, it is one that flatters and you’ll always want to wear that one!

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    Dec 3, 2011, 10.57 PMby cmonahan99

    The perfect dress for me is tailored with little fullness in the hips. A wrap style dress or dress using fabric with some stretch is particularly flattering on me.

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    Dec 3, 2011, 10.48 PMby tikabo10

    The perfect dress fits like a glove, compliments my complexion and makes me feel like a million pounds.

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    Dec 3, 2011, 10.42 PMby gccmom

    The perfect dress fits perfectly and looks nice no matter what your figure flaws. My daughter is an amazing shape shifter and I would love to know tricks to make beautiful clothes for her.

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    Dec 3, 2011, 10.36 PMby alyssajs

    The perfect dress is one that you can tell someone took the time to do it right but most importantly it makes the wearer feel gorgeous!!

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    Dec 3, 2011, 10.31 PMby Cassandraj16

    A perfect dress for me fits perfectly and stops people in their tracks wondering, “Where’d she get that dress?”. It would also have to have pockets…I love pocketed dresses!!

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    Dec 3, 2011, 10.17 PMby Brandy totten

    Fit is definitely the most important part, then fabric choice, followed by cut.

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