What to do when your dressmaker has gone rogue
Dressmakers are everywhere, and their names have become synonymous with a certain kind of design, so it makes sense that the dressmakers who make them might have a reputation for snooping around and snatching up any clues they can.
That reputation can’t be helped, and a few years ago, the dress makers behind the iconic dressmaker dolls (including the dolls themselves) were found to have been stealing their designs from one another.
That led to the creation of an official investigation by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, and now, the agency has decided to make the dolls public.
That’s right: It’s time for your dolls to learn to be professional dressmakers!
In a statement, the C.P.S., in conjunction with the Consumer Product Protection Association, announced that the dolls, which include a doll that’s about 7 inches tall, will be removed from shelves.
The dolls, like all other dressmakers, must now wear masks and follow strict rules that protect them from harm.
But the dolls’ designers, who also make dolls for a variety of other brands, will retain their rights as professional dressmaking dolls.
“Our goal is to help the dollmakers make good on the promise that they made in the beginning: to give us the best and most authentic dolls possible,” C.A.P., the CPMA, and the CPSC said in a joint statement.
(A spokesperson for Dressmakers, who are owned by the Dressmakers Group, declined to comment on the investigation.) “
The dolls are also being removed from our online marketplace and will not be sold online until they are returned to the designers, which is expected to take several weeks.”
(A spokesperson for Dressmakers, who are owned by the Dressmakers Group, declined to comment on the investigation.)
In the meantime, you can still buy the dolls online.
(There are also a handful of dressmakers still available, but they have yet to be officially sold.)
The C.O.P.’s official statement is pretty self-explanatory: dressmakers are supposed to be creative, not just look-alike dolls.