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Now until the end of June if you purchase our vintage-style Alison Bathing Suit you will get the corresponding Alison Web Seminar for FREE! Sewing yourself a bathing suit for the summer couldn’t be any easier (and cheaper) with this limited time promotion. You’ll get a pattern and a 60 min Web Seminar recording of how to sew and even modify the style and fit of this popular pattern for only $3.99.

webinar preview

Above you’ll find some screen grabs of the Web Seminar that will take you through every step of sewing your perfect retro styled maillot for the summer. I had a lot of fun making and presenting this Web Seminar and it resulted in my fabulous Universe Bathing Suit project.

I love sewing swimwear, active wear, legging, and really anything with spandex because of all the fun and bright prints you can get them in. Sewing with spandex is also my specialty, as I love using my serger and coverstitch machine. But you don’t necessarily need a serger and/or coverstitch machine to sew spandex, you can use different settings on your regular sewing machine to make sure that the stitch stretches with the fabric.


The Alison suit is super cute, and flattering on the body. I love the gathered bust area and the back strap. What I love about the Alison suit as well is the ability to panel different spandex fabrics together. I purchase all my awesome spandex from Spandex House, and below I have inserted some swatches to experiment with various combinations. I am really liking the middle suit, and I think I’m going to order that fabric right now…

If you want to learn how to input fabric swatches into technical drawings like I did above, check out this video to learn how! It is such a handy thing to know when planing out sewing projects.

Steps to get your FREE Alison Web Seminar

- Purchase the Alison pattern here
- Open the SEWING INSTRUCTIONS and at the TOP of the page you’ll find the code
- Go to the Web Seminar page here and add to cart
- When checking out to get your free Web Seminar recording enter in your code and the credit card number as below:
- You will be EMAILED the Web Seminar recording link
- Enjoy, and sew yourself a swimsuit!


Remember you only have until June 30 11:59PM EST to get your free Web Seminar with pattern purchase.

Happy sewing, and remember to post your final Alison projects!



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    Jun 30, 2014, 10.01 PMby su-z

    The promo code does not work for the webinar purchase. It still shows that I owe $19.99…anything else I need to do?

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    Jun 15, 2014, 04.47 AMby asrflys

    Can you please fix the link to the webinars. Login is not possible. I have tried both Firefox and safari and no luck.

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      Jun 15, 2014, 07.43 AMby libbysharf

      I had the same problem… I figured out that there is a different login to burdastyle and the web seminars! once I registered as a new user in the web seminars purchase page, it was ok.

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    Jun 15, 2014, 04.46 AMby asrflys

    I’m having the same problem as well. Please fix the link.

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    Jun 14, 2014, 04.34 PMby fbabygirlny

    I seem to be having the same problem. I cannot log in. Is there a second registration for the webinars?

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      Jun 14, 2014, 04.54 PMby Lindsay Hodgson

      Glad to know I’m not going mad!

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    Jun 14, 2014, 04.23 PMby Lindsay Hodgson

    I already have an account on Burda style with username etc but this does not appear to be being recognised by the webinar page? What am I doing wrong or do I really have to register another account on there too? (I originally joined Burda using my Facebook account – not sure if that is what is confusing matters?)

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      Jun 15, 2014, 07.44 AMby libbysharf

      I had the same problem… I figured out that there is a different login to burdastyle and the web seminars! once I registered as a new user in the web seminars purchase page, it was ok.

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      Jun 15, 2014, 02.05 PMby Lindsay Hodgson

      Thanks Libby! Seems very bizarre though hey? Like having to log another new account. Not sure how and if they link up both of your accounts together then? Anyway – let me give it a shot later (about to do an airport run now). Thanks a lot!

      UPDATE – yes all well now that I registered a separate account on the webinar page. I think Burda should maybe make that clear though to stop all the confusion! Thanks Libby for the info.

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