I have been spending a beautiful day inside doing alot of research . I want to start this by say , I respect all pattern designers , and know that it is hard work . I am not taking away from anyone as a designer .
This subject could go on and on , and could be interpreted in many ways . I strongly believe that buying a pattern , then reprinting repeatedly is wrong . Yes there are groups doing this .
I also see alot of patterns that come out looking alot like another designer . Meaning , It looks like they copied but tweaked it to be their own .
I also see alot of the MC Calls Butterick patterns and so on that look like people have copied from them and tweaked to make their own .
I also see original designs and know they are legit .
So copying an idea , pattern and tweaking it is just about the same .
So who has the originals and who really designed ?
I will purchase from who I know is legit and make sure they are not copies .
Thanks so much for the enlightenment on this subject .