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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 10, 2011, 03.23 AMby Doreen Linehan

    An A-line skirt

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    Mar 10, 2011, 03.22 AMby marliesbs

    An a-line skirt becomes my summer staple in summer. It is much more practical and is even cooler in the Florida heat.

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    Mar 10, 2011, 03.11 AMby Scrowe

    Knee length pleated is for me

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    Mar 10, 2011, 03.01 AMby rebeccablu

    I like A-line, very flattering to all figure shapes!

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    Mar 10, 2011, 02.29 AMby jennofark

    I like a-line skirts that have a little flair at the bottom.

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    Mar 10, 2011, 02.19 AMby saffronsthreads

    I’m all about the circle skirt with a fancy edge like beads or hand-crocheted trim.

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    Mar 10, 2011, 02.14 AMby Crystal Henson

    Ooh! crosses fingers

    My favorite type of skirt are the navy skirts with big buttons.

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    Mar 10, 2011, 02.07 AMby littleraindrops

    Oooh, I love skirts but haven’t tried to sew my own yet! I love long tiered skirts. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway opportunity!!

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    Mar 10, 2011, 02.01 AMby ddss2000

    I enjoy the suit skirts w/the pleated kick pleats, and a-line skirts w/a slight flair.

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    Mar 10, 2011, 01.47 AMby ncanadas

    I love skirts! You can always dress them up or down. A must have for your wardrobe.

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    Mar 10, 2011, 01.38 AMby auntlizzie

    I love long flowy peasant skirts! Or anything that twirls! I wear skirts all the time, and no pants, so this book would be great for some new styles!

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    Mar 10, 2011, 01.31 AMby artemis-ivorywings

    oh so hard to choose! I say a-line or circle….

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    Mar 10, 2011, 01.19 AMby krncpa

    Pencil skirts are my favorite…..

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    Mar 10, 2011, 01.15 AMby addiek

    I like skirts with 6-8 panels through the top for a nice fit and a bit of a flippy hem. I also like pencil skirts but have yet to sew one in that style myself. This book sounds so fun! Thank you for the giveaway.

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    Mar 10, 2011, 12.59 AMby prebembo

    With the right pattern and material a simple skirt can make a gorgeous outfit. Can’t beat an A-line skirt to show off the figure.

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    Mar 10, 2011, 12.32 AMby bjr99

    I love long and romantic skirts. Some of my favorites are skirts form the 30"s.

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    Mar 9, 2011, 11.32 PMby theRust

    I LOVE circle skirts! They’re great for dancing in :3 SO fun and flowy!

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    Mar 9, 2011, 11.02 PMby Claire Larson

    I love skirts and I would love to make more of them.

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    Mar 9, 2011, 11.01 PMby anvazmu

    I really love a-line skirts!anvazmu@gmail.com

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    Mar 9, 2011, 11.01 PMby chawk

    My favorite skirt is a yoked skirt with A line flare or gentle gathering added at the yoke’s bottom. My preferred fabric is light to mid weight pima cotton. I personally dislike skirts with elastic waistbands as they are not flattering to my plus size figure.

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    Mar 9, 2011, 10.55 PMby madaunt

    Pencil skirts are the bomb! But unfortunately, they don’t like me as much as I love them. A-Line skirts are the ones for me.

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    Mar 9, 2011, 10.50 PMby miaflip26

    love a-line skirts!

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    Mar 9, 2011, 10.26 PMby inaida

    It’s hard to choose just one! I love skirts!!! it depends of the day I love ruffles and movement other days I love pencil ones…

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    Mar 9, 2011, 10.24 PMby SweetyDimples

    this would be sooooooo awsome to have for the summer

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    Mar 9, 2011, 10.19 PMby harrietbazley

    The most vital quality in a skirt is that it should be full enough to cycle in – I can’t stand cycling in trousers, they’re too hot and they chafe. I like a bit of a breeze round my saddle area!

    Of course my bicycles have all had skirt guards….

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    Mar 9, 2011, 10.02 PMby lthor

    I need flowy skirts and love to wear them, but I can never resist a cute pencil skirt!

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    Mar 9, 2011, 09.56 PMby vickihalliday

    At a recent jumble sale, I bought what I thought was the cutest red skirt with white polka dots, made from a silky, drapey polyester fabric. When I got it home I realised it wasn’t a skirt but culottes! Ah well, no problem, I deconstructed the legs and sewed seams in and NOW I have the cutest dotty skirt. And I was surprised that such a floaty skirt flatters my hippy shape so much. I think I’ll be wearing that one a lot this summer.

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    Mar 9, 2011, 09.25 PMby sew-so

    I would like to make a golf skort with inverted pleats in front.

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    Mar 9, 2011, 09.24 PMby variantvi

    pencil skirts are awesome! This book would be great to have. it’s hard finding skirts that fit these hips and waist o.O

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    Mar 9, 2011, 09.10 PMby ravenjasmine81

    high-waisted aline skirts are my favorite now…and I’m about to branch out and try some pocket variations. Would love some more ideas on how to remix a basic pattern shape!

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