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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 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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    Mar 11, 2011, 09.31 AMby possiblymaybeviolentlyhappy

    A lines are always flattering but Im having a bit of a fling with Maxi skirts right now

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    Mar 11, 2011, 07.28 AMby thatssewkeke

    Tiered ruffle skirts always make me feel so girly.

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    Mar 11, 2011, 05.32 AMby Kelsey Edwards

    the first garment i ever made to be worn outside the house was a skirt (: i wore it to my sisters 21st birthday part

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    Mar 11, 2011, 05.21 AMby salvaged

    I guess it all depends on where I’m going and what I’m doing. Pencil or A-Line for “smart” and business like appearances. Circle, flared, and a paneled A-Line are great for just about anything else! This book would be a dream come true! Thanks for the opportunity!!!

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    Mar 11, 2011, 05.10 AMby wilko

    I just love skirts. But I am partial to the pencil skirt. A friend and I also discovered that with a pleat, pencil skirts are an amazing fallback for patterns that go hideously wrong!

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    Mar 11, 2011, 04.51 AMby Lpaquin

    Pencil skirts! Ooh la la.

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    Mar 11, 2011, 04.40 AMby momsgotanewhobby

    Circle skirts and peasant skirts.

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    Mar 11, 2011, 03.58 AMby suz123

    I like full skirts, preferably on he bias so they hang nicely.

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    Mar 11, 2011, 03.29 AMby roguemagnolia

    circle skirts or paperbags all the way <3

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    Mar 11, 2011, 03.05 AMby natalie89

    I like A-line skirts that have some extra flippy-ness at the hem…perhaps there’s another name for those. :)

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    Mar 11, 2011, 02.48 AMby aimeecrum

    I LOVE circle skirts! The fullness is flattering and fun!

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    Mar 11, 2011, 02.35 AMby exquisite

    I adore full circle skirts. you know the sort that’s good to spin in? It gets even better if it has pockets

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    Mar 11, 2011, 02.35 AMby exquisite

    I adore full circle skirts. you know the sort that’s good to spin in? It gets even better if it has pockets

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    Mar 11, 2011, 02.35 AMby corvus

    That depends on the outfit and the mood!

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    Mar 11, 2011, 02.26 AMby Rachel Parish

    i really really really love short, flirty and full mini skirts. and pockets are an absolute must.

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    Mar 11, 2011, 01.56 AMby nic101

    Mini skirts are my favorite. They have to be long enough to properly cover my butt though. They’re quick and easy to make. Plus, throw on some cute tights or leggings and you’re set.

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    Mar 11, 2011, 01.54 AMby eeamende

    I’m in lurve with pencil skirts!

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    Mar 11, 2011, 01.48 AMby Heidi Kelly

    I’m an a-line kinda girl.

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    Mar 11, 2011, 01.02 AMby ladyvintage

    My favorites are full circle skirts, usually in a swishy fabric. Hidden hips = LOVE.

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    Mar 11, 2011, 12.53 AMby sewhappy-1

    Circle skirts, hands down!

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    Mar 11, 2011, 12.26 AMby bronbron

    I really like pencil skirts and they seem to be the best fit for me. I haven’t worn a lot of skirts in the past, but I’m really getting into them this year!

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    Mar 10, 2011, 10.38 PMby mwelland

    Full pleated skirts look best on me. I’d have to say that pencil skirts are my favourite though, although they’re not flattering on me, I always admire them on other people!

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    Mar 10, 2011, 09.51 PMby kissndiggz

    Pencil skirts are the most flattering on my figure

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    Mar 10, 2011, 09.50 PMby makeanddo123

    I love a wrap skirt- especially a reversible one!

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    Mar 10, 2011, 07.48 PMby ludosti

    Skirts are great and can flatter any shape and size. My favorite is a comfy, long boho skirt.

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    Mar 10, 2011, 07.37 PMby Ratna Tandavan

    pencil, hitting at mid-knee-cap :-)

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    Mar 10, 2011, 07.26 PMby peekadot

    Skirts are a girl’s best friend. It simply flatters and accentuates. With skirts, there is room for creativity and you can flirt all you want in a skirt!

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    Mar 10, 2011, 06.51 PMby Mslesliepear

    A line…. Easier to chase my kids in that.

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