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    Whose pattern is it anyway?

    I’d like to comment on a legal issue currently stirring online in the independent pattern design world, and that is: “When a pattern designer is employed by a business, or is an independent contractor hired for a business,  who owns the patterns…

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    “Which pattern is this?”

    There is a big difference between: Industrial patterns designed for the garment industry Commercial patterns designed for the home-sewing market …and it goes way beyond the topic of my last post about notches. Before I worked in the apparel industry, I…

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    Fashion Design versus Technical Design

    Recently a job posting surfaced online for the position of Fashion Designer at an independent pattern-making small-business geared towards the home sewing market.  Applicants were encouraged to respond quickly whether “this is your dream job” on the one hand, or “you’ve…