I wanted to ask because i feel my thoughts wont leave me be.
I made a shirt which the pattern was made by another person and i actually credited them for teaching me how to make it. I am planning on selling them to my school but now i dont know if i should do it. I mean i already credited but i dont want to be thought off as “plagiarism” even though i only made a top which was originally going to be a dress.
Should i still credit the person even though i didnt do the dress, i did the shirt? Should i say i put my own twist on the dress? I cedited the person as the person who made the pattern, but i also credited myself for making it into a shirt. What should i do??
does this person go to school with you? if not, i would think to communicate with them on what you’ve done with their pattern to get their advice/suggestions and approval prior! i would think maybe credit them as the overall pattern designer for the dress and yourself (with the acceptance of the main designer) for your shirt
i would think if they say that you can sell the makes but credit them as the designer, then you should!
I would try but i feel nervous to ask. And no, youtuber
it’s okay to be nervous for asking them! i feel that it is ethically more appropriate to speak with that designer & get their opinion in regards of using their pattern!
if there is a way to get with them personally, definitely do so! i wouldn’t want you or anyone to be in a situation where you were ‘plagiarizing’ their pattern & they’ll come for you!
Ethics are something each individual has to decide on their own. Everyone is different.
Legal is a different thing entirely and only an attorney can properly address that issue
I’m a little confused. Do you want to sell the pattern or the finished object?
Finished object you can sell as you created it. When posting online, you typically would credit the designer in the listing, but that’s not as necessary/ possible if selling by word of mouth (e.g. you wear it, and someone commissions you to make one).
If you mean the pattern, you can not copy a portion of their pattern and release as your own.
I meant the finish product. But i do appreciate the helpful advice.
I just wanna make sure i credit somebody who made the pattern but also myself for making the shirt (what use to be a dress)
You could always add a tag (permanent or temporary) that has
Made by: your name
Pattern adapted from: designer name
You could also include material (100% cotton, 50/50 acrylic nylon, etc) and care instructions (hand wash, gentle cycle machine, cold water, no bleach, lay flat to dry, tumble dry, low heat, no heat, etc)
That is a great idea. I actually wanna try to do that
You can get paper tags at the dollar store pretty cheap. Then you can either hand write the info or use label stickers that you can create on the computer to print (label stickers aren’t terrible priced, but a little more upfront, but should last a long while)
Attach these using a small amount of contrasting yarn (to help them “stand out”)
This is the best advice ive ever gotten
No problem, thank you for the advice. Ill go to dollar tree this afternoon
You can get the tags just about anywhere, a dollar store, Walmart, Amazon, office supply store… of course dollar tree is guaranteed to be $1.25 but for the number you get it might be cheaper to get elsewhere with a higher quantity… it just depends on your upfront budget and how many you might think you’ll need/ want
Maybe ill buy as much as i can
Just fyi, I changed the title to match the question a bit and added tags so others who might have a similar question can find the topic easier