Marmalade Originals cotton skirts, sewn by Geraldine Varvaro in in Seattle, provide breezy summer style.

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Get breezy — and unique — summer style with a Marmalade Originals cotton skirt, sewn by Geraldine Varvaro in her Madison Park home in Seattle.

The easy A-line skirts come in an array of cheerful, vintage-inspired prints. And Varvaro works with limited quantities of each fabric, to ensure that each piece is an original.

The skirts, made from 100-percent cotton from locally sourced fabric, sit comfortably on the hips and are cut on the bias for a flattering silhouette. Two lengths are available: at the knee and just below it.

The skirts always include what Varvaro calls a “Marmalade morsel” — a fun design embellishment that makes each piece unique. Marmalade Originals also makes little girl dresses and skirts, and sells cute, matching mommy-and-me sets. Allow five days turnaround for special orders.

$40 skirts; $20–$25 for little girl skirts and dresses, at the Ballard Farmers Market. Contact for special orders.

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