This looked familiar to me.
View A specifically. Where? Who???
I mean, if he isn’t original, who is?
Exactly. Nobody and nothing. If McQueen and the Vogue designer for the pattern above were knitting pattern designers on Ravelry, they’d be enmeshed in a blood feud right now. They’d end up being rubbernecked.
I am not pissed at McQueen who shares a certain distinction with Van Gogh–I cried when I saw their exhibitions–but because I so often see this tight-assed attitude among so many indie designers lately about their designs and what the maker can and cannot do with their finished objects.
Since I am in the US where I can sell what I churn out from my sewing machine or knitting needles no matter what anyone says or wishes, I did not push it. Although, if one asked for proof that such designs were registered, would it be provided I wonder?
Back in my dayyy, design was defined by much more than the lines, which is pretty much what you get when you buy a sewing pattern. Then it is up to you to decide on color, texture (as in the fabric), trim, etc., etc., etc. By the end of all that, who is the designer here?
Okay, so I am Ranty McRantpants this weekend and I’ll stop before this turns into a teal deer, but I definitely have more to say on this, and related subjects.