I wish I weren’t writing this unapologetic tale of betrayal, copyright violation and flippance. But, here I am. I let it steep for about a week before writing this, spurred on by a really excellent post on the topic by Sewing With Sarah.
At the end of June, I got a kind email from a new follower of my blog, Renee (*waves* Hi Renee!) who asked which pattern I’d used to make the tunic on Girl Charlee with the purple and gray fabric?
I immediately knew exactly what she was talking about, but was also really confused. On Girl Charlee? I have sent photos in here and there for their monthly contest, but not in a very long time, and definitely not since I’d made my Love Notions Whister Tunic. So, I gave her the pattern info and asked where she’d seen it.
She saw it on the product page for the fabric I’d used. A purple and gray tie dyed french terry.
I wasn’t sure how to react at first. I hadn’t sent this photo to Girl Charlee. I had posted a cropped version on my Instagram page, which I’d tagged them in. Girl Charlee left a nice compliment on the photo when I posted it months ago, but didn’t ask to use it for marketing purposes. They DID, however, go directly to my blog to obtain the original photo shown.