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One of Brooklyn’s most beloved boutiques, Flirt, is gearing up to release it’s first sewing book called Flirt Skirts, and we are giving away two copies to our BurdaStyle members!

With 3 basic patterns, Flirt’s creative minds Patti Gilstrap and Seryn Potter show you how to make 20 different skirt variations plus provide tips for adding unique details to create your own customized pieces! Easy to follow diagrams, step-by-step instructions and great styling tips make this a must-have book for all skirt enthusiasts.

Want to take home your own copy of Flirt Skirts? Simply leave a comment below telling us your favorite skirt style by 9:30am EST on Tuesday, March 15th for your chance to win!

Established in the Summer of 2000, Flirt originally housed a small namesake collection designed and made by hand in Brooklyn, NY. Soon enough Flirt caught the eye of local designers and became known as the place to pick up wares by the scores of talented creatives throughout Brooklyn and Manhattan. In 2007 Flirt expanded to include Home Ec, a space where they host beginner to advanced sewing classes and provide studio space to local designers.

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    Mar 13, 2011, 06.50 AMby bexi

    Haiku to my skirts: i love anything thats pretty and girly and hopefully floral!!!!

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    Mar 13, 2011, 06.09 AMby Sarah Sonal

    i am an hourglass shape so i prefer the pencil skirt.

    Its classic, sexy and versatile. It can be dressed up or down and can suit any occasion.

    The simple design can be embellished with the colour, texture and pattern of the fabric.

    PENCIL=PERFECT!

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    Mar 13, 2011, 03.50 AMby chieflotsahair

    I love skirts of any kind! I wear them all year long. My all time favourite is an A-line skirt. I’ve been trying to reproduce my favourite skirt that I bought years ago, but am unwilling to take it apart to get the pattern perfect.

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    Mar 12, 2011, 07.27 PMby daisya

    I love a lined straight skirt that hugs my curves and ends with a surprise flippy back kick or pleats or sassy slits to show a bit of leg and make it a dream to wear!

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    Mar 12, 2011, 07.25 PMby belit

    Difficult question I love all kind of skirts. But not all foits me well so nowadays I prefer circle skirts

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    Mar 12, 2011, 06.34 PMby evlambia

    I’m trying to make my first skirt right now..things would have been much easier if I had this book!

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    Mar 12, 2011, 04.46 PMby weather

    circle skirts!

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    Mar 12, 2011, 03.21 PMby sukino

    Wrap around skirt!

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    Mar 12, 2011, 11.33 AMby pascx

    A skirts and circle skirts are just my favourites! so gorgeous!!

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    Mar 12, 2011, 08.50 AMby sewingkat-1

    For me it’s A line for sure – although I am still searching for the ultimate A line pattern – tried them all, still looking…

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    Mar 12, 2011, 07.55 AMby masniari

    Me and my daughter love wearing skirts to feel feminine, circle skirts are our firm favourites. For me, on a night out, I love my high waisted skirt or pencil skirts. Simple A-line skirts and pleated skirts for a summer day. For a more sophisticated do, a classic Dior look of a gorgeous circle skirt with undergarment ruffle to create fullness and the va va vooom.

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    Mar 12, 2011, 03.27 AMby runningwithscissors1

    I love circle skirts! Lots of twirly fun.

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    Mar 11, 2011, 11.57 PMby hlm0401

    I love a cotton A-line skirt for summer…skirt, tank top, sandals…ready to go.

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    Mar 11, 2011, 09.03 PMby eyesofmad

    Being a lover of vintage fashions from the 30’s and 40’s. I love circle skirts but who can’t love what Dior made famous, the A-line skirt.

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    Mar 11, 2011, 08.55 PMby venusop

    I love full high waisted skirts, that I can twirl in :)

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    Mar 11, 2011, 08.54 PMby Tawanna McFarlin

    I love all skirts. My favorites are A-line and pencil skirts. A pencil skirts that cutoff at the top of the Calve is so sophisticated to me.

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    Mar 11, 2011, 08.38 PMby tricotaria

    I love skirts cut on the bias!

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    Mar 11, 2011, 08.20 PMby freakusbzzz

    I am just about to embark on a skirt sewing frenzy. I like a short skirt to keep me cool, and ruffles to look pretty

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    Mar 11, 2011, 08.08 PMby meshi

    I love twirly, girly skirts cut on the bias. They’re flattering and make me feel feminine and pretty.

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    Mar 11, 2011, 08.02 PMby sueann301

    I love skirts with yokes and swingy, fun skirts.

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    Mar 11, 2011, 07.32 PMby nyphertiti

    A perfect fitting pencil skirt is a must for every wardrobe~

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    Mar 11, 2011, 04.44 PMby TerryMB

    The A line skirt is definetely suited best to my body type.

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    Mar 11, 2011, 04.11 PMby wzrdreams

    Bias cut 4 gore skrits are my favorite. They are sort of like A line skirts, but more flattering. My second favorite is the pencil skirt.

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    Mar 11, 2011, 03.56 PMby icedivastar

    Pencil skirts are my favorite.

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    Mar 11, 2011, 02.30 PMby Vanessa Velasquez

    I really love skirts!!! as many has said my favorite is A line skirt!!! the good thing is i live in a country where i can wear skirt all year around!!!! Most people i know started sewing skirts, because when you are beginer you just join 2 pieces of fabric and an elastic at the waist and voila!!! you feel like the greater fashionista ever, then you realized you has been bitten by the sewing bug!!! (souds familiar to any of you?)

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    Mar 11, 2011, 12.33 PMby enoch

    My favorite skirt for me is an A line and my favorite ones for my grandaughter are a twirly skirt and a circle skirt.

    The book looks like it would be very helpful.

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    Mar 11, 2011, 11.24 AMby lizzibee

    Who doesn’t love skirts! I do, I do! I love skirts! I make a few new skirts every spring in anticipation of flight skirt wearing weather in summertime :)

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    Mar 11, 2011, 10.52 AMby gisellazapata

    i love skirts, but mostly mini skirts… and if they´re long the A skirts are my favourites, because they fit any body its fantastic!

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    Mar 11, 2011, 10.44 AMby stella

    Full skirts, circle skirts, frilled skirts, A-line skirts, … I really like skirts ! I prefer them at knee lenght or longer.

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    Mar 11, 2011, 09.49 AMby Flore Nzoghe

    I would have to say that my favourite skirt pattern of all time is the A line, from this pattern you can actually create all styles – figure hugging, flared, circle and much more and the thing about having an A line pattern if you know anything about sewing you can adapt the basic block to remake something classic like the 40’s style to the more current flirty styles that are now available….I believe the A-line is the immortal pattern that started skirts!

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