I understand how bad of a subject this is . I also want to know , a few things .
I know that there is a group who are reselling patterns , that they have reprinted , many times , on ebay . Now I am seeing something about digital patterns being stolen .
First off , I have bought directly from the designer , and have for years . I buy both types and do not resell my patterns . I have resold Mcalls and other brand names .
I asked about a seller on ebay , and was told , that she was selling patterns she purchased and that was ok . Now I see her in the spotlight for stealing . ?? She gives the name of the designer , and designs herself .
I am wondering if , what is being said , is , that you can not sell a pattern that you no longer use or want ??
As of now , I can honestly say that , I am close to not buying any . As a buyer we are getting put out there for buying a used pattern .It is understandable if the person selling has more than 1 copy of a pattern , but when they do not , I assume it is one they purchased and no longer use or want . But from what I am reading is , that it is not ok , to buy used patterns ??
I have stood behind the gals who have been stolen from . I actually found out the hard way about ATP and put them out there for it in my feedback . Mind you I have received nasty emails from people that do not like the fact that I gave them negative Feedback .
So at this point after being told the gal , I buy used patterns from is also being put out here as a thief , I believe , I will just mail the pattern to the appropriate designer , and not buy patterns again .
I have been honest about this and been emailing one of the gals who is a designer , to know what is what . So please girls , maybe get together and post some rules of what is ok ?
I will contact the gals for the last 4 patterns and send them to the owner . I did not know you couldn't buy a used pattern