When was the last time you did something for the first time?


 When was the last time you did something for the first time?

This question has been floating around lately and it speaks so loudly to me. As you know, the past year has been filled with firsts for me, many of them exciting but scary at the same time. A few years ago, I never dreamed I’d be doing the things I’m doing these days. You see, I’m actually a creature of habit. I’m very cozy my little comfort zone. Doing my same ritual each day makes me feel safe.

But, I woke up on Monday, March 31 , stepped completely out of my normal routine again, took a deep breath and presented my very first live BurdaStyle web seminar.

I did it and I liked it!

There was a great turnout and they asked me to do another one on June 5th. YAY! Thank you to everyone who attended the live seminar and a big hug to each of you who have purchased the recorded version since. If you only knew how much your participation truly blesses not just me but my whole family.

Here’s a sneak peak of the dress refashion from the seminar.

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When was the last time you did something for the first time?

I’d love to hear about your experience and the impact it had on you.

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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32 Responses to When was the last time you did something for the first time?

  1. Love the transformation! 🙂

  2. adaisygarden says:

    You skills & imagination never cease to amaze me! haha 🙂

  3. I’m currently deliberating over a re-upholstery project, something I’ve never done before… Thanks for the nudge to get on with it!🙂

  4. Tami says:

    I just love your refashions-and a bonus? It’s polka dots🙂

    I’m going to be a (way too young) first time grandma in about 7 weeks-if that counts!

  5. nanacathy2 says:

    Many congratulations. Scary doing things for the first time. Can’t remember when I last did something for the first time, but the next time should be the 4th May and I am very excited.

  6. Teaching-Annie says:

    Oh my, I am so glad to find your blog. I worked three months to create a new jacket, (had no pattern) and finished it recently. When I was younger, much much thinner, I designed my own clothes; now almost 60, and 60 pounds heavier, I have grown so sick of today’s fashions.

    I am on a mission to create my own style again. I am also trying to DE-Black my closet! Thanks for showing the pics!

  7. artclubblog says:

    Love the results, and congratulations on trying something new! You are so right when you say we become creatures of habit. Yet pushing ourselves to try something outside of that comfort zone, can hold some great surprises. Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. With the new part time job…I stepped out after 3 years of being home on retirement…Best choice I could have made!… Love it!

  9. FreeUrCloset says:

    Fabulous refashion. Bet you’ll be wearing this fun skirt more times than you’ve ever worn the dress. Gorgeous!

    XOXO N & N

  10. vjstracener says:

    I went to the beach at night a couple of weekends ago and it was a truly awesome experience.

  11. Incredible transformation (as always!). I’ve been sitting here trying to remember when the last time I did something for the first time was…I went to a film festival for the first time the other day, but I think you’re meaning something creative or more centered on me actually doing something (As opposed to sitting in a theatre lol), I guess I would have to say..gosh, I really can’t remember (how sad is that!) I’ll have to get back to ya on this one lol

  12. Susan says:

    I just started sewing, so I guess that qualifies! I got my machine less than two weeks ago and I love making projects. I made a pair of pajama pants first. (with help from my wonderful mother-in-law), and I was hooked. I’ve since made (on my own) three tote bags, really simple ones, and I’m trying to get my second pair of pj pants done.

    There is so much to learn and I get overwhelmed at the fabric store, but I love the sense of accomplishment when I finish something!

    I hope that one day I can upcycle some clothes like you! I am so impressed. You’ve inspired me to go through my closet, and I’m kicking myself for all of the things I recently donated!

    Any recommendations on some easy beginner projects to try?

  13. jkhoganbooks says:

    I’d love it if you’d do a tutorial some time. I have a similar situation where I have a dress that I don’t really like, but the print is beautiful, and I’d like to make it into a skirt.

  14. I have that exact dress and love what you did with it. Always wanted to try something like that. Could you let me know how you did that? I am going to a party in a few weeks and was thinking about buying a new outfit but now I know I won’t need to I can recycle something from my closet.

  15. landi says:

    i have the exact same dress(before you transformed it) i love it!!! how did you do it?? would love to do something like that to mine…as i dont like v or low cut items!! thanks

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