A name change: The Renegade Seamstress

As you probably noticed from yesterday’s post, I’m trying on a new name for size.

Now that I’ve had a chance to look in the mirror a bit, I think I’m going to slip into this one, it feels much more comfortable.

I had some nice people give me some feedback and I’m wondering what you think.


If you have a spare moment, I’d love to hear what you think about the new name……

The Renegade Seamstress

About The Renegade Seamstress

I'm a busy wife, mom, grandma, and teacher who loves to create. I've joined the refashion scene and I 'd like to share and connect with all those talented and creative people out there doing similar things.
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85 Responses to A name change: The Renegade Seamstress

  1. The name is cool. In my opinion whatever you name your blog is fine. Your content and the easy way you show how to create great fashions from other people hand me downs, speaks volumes.

  2. I think it’s a great name!

  3. Yep, love it!!! Now you sound…..Tuff and dangerous but still a girl!

  4. I love the renegade part, but seriously think you need to put refashion in there somehow. I have tried to think of how, but….THAT is what is so awesome about your work…you turn things people thought were done into something amazing and give it new life!!!! Just my opinion…..to refashion you need to be a seamstress but not all seamstresses CAN refashion!!! THAT is your expertise and the new name should reflect that…..:)

  5. ipinterest says:

    I think it’s a great name! Very fun πŸ™‚

  6. Anonymous says:

    I think it’s perfect. Keep it! Keep it

  7. Heather says:

    I really love it! Sounds wild & creative and like a really fun person to hang out with and learn some sewing skills! Just like your blog has been to me already πŸ˜‰

  8. Anonymous says:

    I like it much better.

  9. Lili & Mum's says:

    I like it! It suits you and your blog. Nice job!

  10. Barb says:

    I think the name fits better for what your blog is about. Love your work. At first glance I thought the original one said chicken something πŸ™‚

  11. I like the Renegrade Seamtress but think you need a catchy tagline, such as ..hopping on the refashion bandwagon… or something similar so readers will quickly know what you’re about

  12. Much more fitting title! Keep it πŸ™‚

  13. Valerie says:

    I love it…perfect! πŸ™‚

  14. I really like it. It does a good job of telling your audience what your blog is about and what they can expect up front.

  15. Cara Olsen says:

    I’m likin’ the name change, Beth. Suits you. πŸ˜‰

    ~ Cara

    • Dear Cara,
      Since you use words to paint amazing pictures, your comment means so much to me. I loved the idea of renegade meaning to do something in an unconventional way, because I am far from sewing like the pros. I just start swingin’ my rope, holler out a big “yee haw”, then start cutting and stitching away. I get much more satisfaction sewing this way than reading and following a pattern. I’m sure trained sewists cringe when they see how I do some of this.
      Thanks again for taking the time to give me your opinion!
      Hope all is well with you,

  16. Deann Campbell says:

    I love the name….you are our fearless leader!!! Keep up the great refashions!!

  17. Marty Frasier says:

    I think the name fits! Your creativity is inspiring!

  18. terri says:

    I like your new name a lot. It’s very memorable. I could never remember your old name so I just bookmarked it on my computer.

    • I know what you mean about the old name. I used to have a small business making custom invitations and handmade cards with fabric envelopes. Hence the name, Chic Envelopements. When I jumped into this blogging thing I thought I might do something with all that again, but this adventure has gone in such a different and delightful direction. So a name change was in order. Thanks for taking the time to comment. It means so much!

  19. I almost deleted your post because I didn’t recognize the name. I like the new name. It just takes that initial getting used to seeing the change in my inbox.

  20. lessandragr says:

    You have my vote! “break with established customs” is one of the definitions of Renegade – which you do by refashioning clothing. But I like “goodbyevalentino’s” suggestion to add a tagline using refashion, refashioning or some such. Keep great clothing ideas coming πŸ™‚

  21. patsquared2 says:

    It’s perfect! The name fits you better than chic envelopments. And I’m much more inclined to open and read your emails since I’m a renegade myself.! Well done,you.

  22. Natalie says:

    I think it’s ace! It’s like you’re a maverick refashioning outlaw ready to rid the world of fashion mistakes!! πŸ™‚

  23. CherryPix says:

    Following on from Goodbye Valentino….how about Renegade Refashioner: Sewing Beyond Your Wildest Seams…

  24. CherryPix says:

    Or rather….Renegade Refashioner:Sewing Beyond My Wildest Seams

  25. prttynpnk says:

    Oh yah, that totally works!

  26. seamsfitting says:

    Much cooler name! I like the photo with the yellow ruffle.

  27. littlepostcards says:

    Love it! Great name.

  28. Cindy Alesch says:

    I love the new name, Beth! You are SO creative! It’s alot of fun seeing what new thing you have done, each week. Keep up the great work.

  29. CherryPix does it again! Is this woman for hire?

  30. One suggestion – Renegade RefasionER may have one too many syllables.
    Renegade Refashions – Sewing Beyond My Wildest Seams

  31. joybrewed says:

    I’m lovin the new name!!;-) couldn’t have picked a better one!;-)

  32. Corinne says:

    I think the new name is perfect.

  33. Karen Schulz says:

    I love the new name. It sounds more like what you actually do, which means it should sit better in internet searches etc that people do.

  34. CarGon says:

    I just came across your site when searching for tie dye techniques and I love the name! I often wonder how to re-purpose vintage finds…so double awesome for me. πŸ˜€
    Congrats on a fantastic site!

  35. Tish says:

    I LOVE the new name! You are a Refashioning Rebel With A Cause! Yee Haw!

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