Book Giveaway: "Flirt Skirts"

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Patti Gilstrap and Seryn Potter are the creative team behind Flirt Brooklyn, a beloved boutique that features emerging independent designers and a variety of sewing classes. Their recent book, Flirt Skirts (Potter Craft, 2011), follows the classic Flirt philosophy of utilizing 3 basic patterns to create an entire wardrobe of one-of-a-kind skirts. Learn how to style skirts of your very own with 20 great designs and easy-to-follow instructions.

Leave a comment on this post before the deadline—11:59 pm, November 16th, 2011—and you could be the lucky winner who will be chosen at random and announced on November 17th.

Patti and Seryn are featured in "Designer Insider" in the Fall 2011 issue of SewStylish!

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Comments (60)

pattcan1 writes: This is a great book and I would really like to win it to add to my collection of instructional helps.
Posted: 8:32 pm on October 17th
ezzellk writes: Guess I'm 23 minutes too late -- unless this is CST or PST? Just discovered your blog. Looks like a great book!
Posted: 12:23 am on November 17th
duckducktape writes: What a cute book! It would be an excellent addition to my library.
Posted: 1:07 pm on November 16th
boxcars writes: This is a awesome book. I would love to add it to my collection.
Posted: 6:46 pm on November 15th
meswafford writes: This book looks great. I would love to win and learn how to alter or redesign some skirt patterns.
Posted: 1:56 pm on November 15th
OregonGinger writes: This book looks fantastic! I love this site and would LOVE to have this book in my possession!! I "collect" great fabric by scouring GoodWill for formerly-loved treasures.
Posted: 9:22 pm on November 14th
reninja writes: This is a lovely site. I am new to sewing, knitting and crotcheting and would love to have this book. It looks great and it would solve lots of my clothing issues- ie: clothes addict married to pennypincher.
Posted: 5:32 pm on November 14th
KitschKrafts writes: Oh, this looks like a really fun group of projects! I would love to get a head start on my Spring wardrobe.
Posted: 2:36 pm on November 14th
SewinginTn writes: love this book, Looks really fantastic! thanks for the offer.
Posted: 11:56 pm on November 11th
LuLu76 writes: Am new to sewing(6 mths.) and am 6ft tall.So I am quickly learning the art of adjusting patterns, so my sewwing time needs to clock up a few more hours and a series of beautiful easily adjustable skirts would be heaven sent.
Posted: 11:28 am on November 11th
mtreacy writes: I loved visiting Flirt Brooklyn when I was living there. Those ladies have great style. I would love to win this book and make some cute skirts at home!
Posted: 3:04 pm on November 10th
chad0022 writes: I just started sewing and I would love to win this book and sew up some new skirts. Thanks!
Posted: 4:05 pm on November 9th
Cimorene8514 writes: I love making skirts and would love to get some new flirty designs. You can never have too many skirts :) I hope I win the book!
Posted: 10:51 am on November 8th
lisamarie817 writes: This book looks so fun! I love learning about how to modify patterns and experiment. Thanks for the giveaway!
Posted: 9:49 pm on November 7th
craftretiree writes: Thank You for this wonderful opportunity. I hope I win this book so I can update 3 generations of girls skirts ince we will be together for the coming holidays!
Posted: 9:04 pm on November 7th
BusyHands writes: Sounds great! Just what I need to be inspired for Christmas gifts!

Posted: 9:47 pm on November 6th
showdog1719 writes: Great timing, just started a new job and my 'work attire' needs a makeover.
Posted: 9:46 pm on November 6th
Bionerd writes: I enjoyed reading about the Flirt Brooklyn founders and would love to have their book. My skirts are pretty boring and need help!
Posted: 5:47 pm on November 6th
ramunit writes: I would love to win this book and sew up some skirts. A good looking/fitting skirt is just what a girl needs to feel flirty.
Posted: 5:10 pm on November 6th
saschapup writes: I am moving to a warmer climate and need skirts! I'd love to make some, and this book looks great to help me!
Posted: 2:17 pm on November 6th
Keren_D writes: oh I would love this book! I love skirts and I definitely love personalizing them and making them one of a kind!
Posted: 5:15 am on November 6th
Lovi writes: Skirts are sooo feminine. It's wonderful see books teaching us how to craft skirts,add a touch of our creativity and make them our own.
Posted: 2:56 am on November 6th
Tanu9217 writes: love making and wearing skirts!!!and being a fashion design student, this book would be really helpful n interesting for me!!
Posted: 12:09 am on November 6th
loisba writes: What a fantastic looking book! I wear skirts every day, and love the idea of just a few basic patterns that can be varied to make a whole wardrobe.
Posted: 11:35 pm on November 5th
ndquiz writes: I LOVE to sew skirts! Would be the perfect book!
Posted: 6:26 pm on November 5th
herbdogs writes: Would love to have this book! Thanks :)
Posted: 4:39 pm on November 5th
primerstar6 writes: i'd love this book!
Posted: 4:07 pm on November 5th
SoPark writes: Skirts are so much more comfortable than pants.
Posted: 2:40 pm on November 5th
debbi06 writes: My 20 year old daughter and myself are just beginning to learn how to sew. It would be a great birthday present for myself and since my daughter loves skirts this would be the perfect holiday present for the both of us............

Keeping my fingers crossed that I am picked....thanks for the opportunity to win something that would be very useful.
Posted: 2:11 pm on November 5th
TurboNOS writes: A wink and a nod to the creators of this book. The name alone evokes a style I would like to include for myself and others.
Posted: 9:00 am on November 5th
dubbage42 writes: Are you kidding me?? I love wearing skirts - and I think I would love it even more if I could make my own and have them be cute and fit well!

I would probably even make some for my friends. :)

thanks for the giveaway.

Posted: 8:38 am on November 5th
kvenkat writes: I recently started working again. Would love to expand the selection of skirts in my wardrode. This book will help a lot!
Posted: 10:26 pm on November 4th
rhugs writes: Help!!! My two grand-daughters have got the bug to sew and
THINK Grandma can do anything. Now they want to make skirts and I am out of my depth. Would love to win this book to help them.
Posted: 9:57 pm on November 4th
bimbi9 writes: Just what I need for work, new skirts and this would be just great!
Posted: 9:26 pm on November 4th
TeenProgrammer writes: I hadn't worn skirts in years but started again this summer. I would love to start making some again. What a great way to get started with this book!
Posted: 6:47 pm on November 4th
Shadegardener writes: I've been wanting to make some skirts, and with 3 daughters and 2 grandaughters to make them for and who might also use it, I would just love this book!
Posted: 6:07 pm on November 4th
cecine writes: As a beginner at drafting a basic skirt, this book will be so useful. Thanks
Posted: 4:49 pm on November 4th
fozie writes: Super cute! Fingers crossed (alas, I never win, but I keep on trying!). Thanks for the giveaway!
Posted: 4:10 pm on November 4th
Sewnknit writes: I love making and wearing skirts! So this book would be awesome. Thanks!
Posted: 3:37 pm on November 4th
bkristl writes: I'm in. I need a decent skirt pattern or two.
Posted: 3:23 pm on November 4th
NigheanRuadh writes: I would love to add more versatility to my designing repertoire!
Posted: 1:31 pm on November 4th
taysha1128 writes: My love for sewing is only stopped by my lack of finding time so skirts are always an easy project for me.
Posted: 1:21 pm on November 4th
Staxx writes: What a great giveaway! I have vowed to not wear jeans as often as possible. This would help give me more options. These skirts look cute!
Posted: 1:21 pm on November 4th
justval writes: Skirts are fantastic, you can wear them thru every season, during the spring and summer heat, they keep you cool and comfortable. During the winter, throw on some leggings and boots with your skirt and you are go. What a versatile item of clothing. This book looks fantastic, thank you for such a wonderful give-a-way
Posted: 1:11 pm on November 4th
kyrie writes: I'm still a beginner at sewing and I love skirts - this will help me learn! Basic patterns are great for someone like me. Thanks!
Posted: 1:02 pm on November 4th
slmendes writes: I love wearing feminine, flirty skirts, and what a wonderful inspiration this book would be to make some for myself or friends!
Posted: 12:51 pm on November 4th
l3designs writes: That book looks great. Love skirts
Posted: 12:48 pm on November 4th
Moonhonu writes: i started sewing more skirts this summer and would love more ideas and info to make them wonderful!
Posted: 12:05 pm on November 4th
apa076 writes: Awsome book, would love to have. I'm always buying sewing books all the time. I would love to add this book to my collection.
Posted: 10:47 am on November 4th
vhdesigns writes: Fantastic book! I would love to start wearing skirts again.
Posted: 9:16 am on November 4th
Kindershop writes: This looks like an awesome book. This would help me to get motivated to make a new skirt for myself. Thanks for the chance to win.
Posted: 9:06 am on November 4th
anatneve writes: I'd love to win this book! I always have tons of trouble finding a skirt that both fit well on me, have the right size and that I like and the patterns that you see sometimes on stores - blaaa... I have a feeling that this book would solve those problems!
Posted: 4:12 am on November 4th
BrokenPins writes: Sounds like a great book! I always love finding another source of inspiration!:)
Posted: 10:50 pm on November 3rd
Mizmash writes: Three basic patterns to create a myriad of styles!! Who would've known?! I'd love to try them out. Keeping my fingers crossed...
Posted: 8:31 pm on November 3rd
TawnyBee writes: Oooh flirt skirts! Who doesn't need to sew one of these? Love 'em!
Posted: 8:02 pm on November 3rd
jsahawkwiz writes: I just bought a sewing machine, and need some good projects so this would be perfect! plus, I have been saving some vintage material for a really good occasion. This could be it! My Grandma gave me a box full of fabric. Back in the 50's (I think) she used to be big bags of flower that came in real bags made of pretty designed fabric. She saved them all and passed them down to me :) Really cool colors and patterns!

Posted: 7:45 pm on November 3rd
animegirlie writes: I really like skirts - would LOVE to have this book - it looks amazing!
Posted: 5:12 pm on November 3rd
Cassie_Hillstrom writes: Looks like a cool idea :) I LOVE making skirts! :)
Posted: 3:53 pm on November 3rd
Hallie3 writes: This book is great..20 designs from 3 basic patterns! I would love to win it and start making skirts for my little girls..and myself. I have been accumulating fabric waiting for the right project and this could be it. No more searching the web for new it!
Posted: 1:28 pm on November 3rd
jennieMB writes: Would love to win this and see the 20 different designs. I have some great vintage prints that would be so cute as skirts.
Posted: 10:12 am on November 3rd
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