Wow! I followed a link from oneprettything.com to your blog. It is amazing! I am having so much fun look at all the beautiful things. This skirt is gorgeous. I may have to give it a try! Thanks so much!
Unfortunately I couldn’t find an email address so this will have to be said publicly. I am a little concerned seeing this on your site – I trust that you have permission from Kirsten to use her images and her words for the purposes of creating a pattern to replicate her skirt. As a patternmaker you will know the time and effort designers put into their work, and I know how upset I would be to see my work offered for reproduction on a public site, and can only imagine how Kirsten will feel, especially when the scale of her work is small and intimate. It feels insulting seeing this, and even though you have credited her photos, there is no link to her original pieces, and you have not credited her words, or acknowledged them as quotes. I really hope you have had the courtesy to contact her and let her know it appears here.
Calm yourself DT. Suzy is not a nasty angry soul but a supporter of Kristen and her clothing business. The wrap skirt design is solely Kristen’s creation and property. The only reason I selected the garment for a patterndrafting tutorial was that it is an excellent example of good design. It is her right to ask to have her work removed from this blog.
You’ve taken someone else’s words, design and product and more or less portrayed it as your own design on this blog. You’ve used it for your own purposes without permission when it was not yours to take, nor was it yours to distill into a pattern for others to take.
I hope you are able to quickly contact the owner of this wrap skirt design and try to make amends, at the very least an apology seems due.
Weekend Designer is showing us how to make things ispired by RTW. I think everybody understands that’s what this site is all about. It would be sad if he/she should stop sharing this knowledge because of accusations of plagiarism. After all, it’s not like we’re getting the exact pattern!
By the time I visited, the entry was removed. While i respect the individual owners’ “OWNING”, i guess the “weekend designer” has clearly mentioned about whose the work is, in many places and only tells us how to do it. It is not claimed as weekend designer’s own idea. i am worried to have missed 😦
I wonder what Kristin has to say. All I see are comments from “friends”. If these “friends” would read your blog a little more carefully, perhaps they would see that you have credited all the designs to the designer. The only thing you’re doing is showing how it’s made.