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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 8, 2011, 07.18 PMby strawberryfreckles

    LOVE pencil skirts!

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    Mar 8, 2011, 07.15 PMby sunquistadora

    Petticoats and tutus, all the way!

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    Mar 8, 2011, 07.14 PMby lester

    A line is my favorite because it is the easiest for me the wear.

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    Mar 8, 2011, 07.08 PMby prettysweet

    I love a classic 4 gore skirt. A little more movement than an A-line, but still a flattering shape.

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    Mar 8, 2011, 06.45 PMby enormand88

    To the floor made from lightweight fabrics!

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    Mar 8, 2011, 06.43 PMby lindsoriah

    I love gored skirts— i feel like the construction always fits better, and there’s more variety in the ways you can add body!

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    Mar 8, 2011, 06.42 PMby angiegreen

    Pencil skirts, high waisted, all the way.

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    Mar 8, 2011, 06.35 PMby crazydavises

    I think I prefer a straight skirt, or an A-line — something that doesn’t add weight to my belly! :)

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    Mar 8, 2011, 06.24 PMby sade-

    I like either just below the knee flouncy 6 panel skirts, or a summery maxi-skirt (white thin cotton that catches the smallest breeze).

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    Mar 8, 2011, 06.17 PMby tchingchow

    Hmm… favorite skirt… I like skorts? haha I loved wearing them as a child and they offer a bit of security to a clumsy gal like myself who always trips and falls. Plus they are really cute. :D

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    Mar 8, 2011, 06.16 PMby laceycornwell

    I love the a-line… just the most flattering for my body type!

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    Mar 8, 2011, 06.12 PMby aega

    I like wrap skirts.

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    Mar 8, 2011, 06.11 PMby suzeb

    As a lady with hips, I love the A-line. It’s definitely the most flattering for my figure.

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    Mar 8, 2011, 06.02 PMby rtibbett

    Pencil skirts. Dress them up, dress them down. I am a curvy girl and they skim my curves and show them off.

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    Mar 8, 2011, 05.48 PMby ravenztarot

    CIRCLE SKIRTS! then long flowy skirts and a line

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    Mar 8, 2011, 05.31 PMby dare

    I seem to only wear A-lines but I love the look of anything with pleats!

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    Mar 8, 2011, 05.31 PMby taysha1128

    I love flared skirts in funky patterns. Match with a solid tank and you’re ready for anything.

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    Mar 8, 2011, 05.31 PMby avlor

    My favorite is the flair skirt!

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    Mar 8, 2011, 05.19 PMby loyl8

    i would have to say i love circle skirts!!

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    Mar 8, 2011, 05.19 PMby carmencitab

    I love the 4 pannels A-line, it really suits my figure.

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    Mar 8, 2011, 05.18 PMby gaidig

    I really love skirts with godets. They’re so much fun to dance in!

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    Mar 8, 2011, 05.10 PMby Cassandra Cuestas

    Ooh! I like A-line skirts.

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    Mar 8, 2011, 05.09 PMby prizm

    I wear skirts and dresses 90% of the time, this is a perfect book for me! thanks for the chance to win =)

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    Mar 8, 2011, 05.05 PMby tumblebee

    I’m torn between a-line and high waisted pencil. Probably have to go with a-line as the perfect everyday option!

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    Mar 8, 2011, 05.02 PMby Ramona Bates

    Love broom stick skirts for summer!

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    Mar 8, 2011, 05.01 PMby qsogirl

    I love wearing skirts. I mostly wear A-line skirts, but I also love pencil skirts…(Thanks for the chance to win this great-looking book!)

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    Mar 8, 2011, 04.57 PMby wassidy

    I am trying to figure that out. I like skirts, but somehow I end up looking wide when I wear them. I am hoping this book can help me find one that flatters

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    Mar 8, 2011, 04.53 PMby bodicegoddess589

    I’m a huge fan of the trumpet skirt. I have one in grey wool that I adore and love to wear to work when it gets warm out. I even got a mermaid style bridesmaid dress for my sister’s wedding because I love skirts that hug my curves!

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