May 7th OCAM market at Open Eye!

26 04 2011

Roulette Vintage will be at the OCAM Market at Open Eye Cafe on May 7th! It
will take place on the back patio of Open Eye, from 11 AM to 4 PM.  Participating Artisans include: Carrboro Coffee CompanyBrilliant HandmadeGeoff Henshallheadfirst(screen printed designs), Little FoxesReciprocities and Roulette Vintage (of course). There will have great art, jewelry,  awesome screen printed tees and artisan roasted coffee.

Roulette will be bringing Men and women’s vintage clothes, our Roulette Remade line plus vintage home goods, belts, scarves and other goodies.

Hope to see you there!  Don’t forget that Mother’s Day is May 8th!  The OCAM market is the perfect place to find a gift for the Mom in your heart.

To check out the Facebook invite, click here.   You can also like OCAM on Facebook here.





Orange County Artisan Market

24 03 2011

We are really excited to be part of the new Orange County Artisan Market!  OCAM is a cooperative craft market that aims to put on a series of  great markets that focus on fashion, handmade, crafts and art.  These markets will take place at a variety of places around Orange county.  Roulette Vintage is one of the organizers along with 2 of our designers: Buffy Maske of Reciprocities and River Takada-Capel of Riverbasin Outfitters.

Our first market will take place this Saturday, March 26 from 12 to 5 Pm at the Nightlight Bar & Club!  The Market is part of Nightlight’s 8 year anniversary block party.  So much to celebrate!

Some artisans you may recognize from Roulette are: Reciprocities, Riverbasin Outfitters, Mi Scusi Hand Made, Little Foxes, Cuke & Sew and Brilliant Handmade.  Other artisans that you can meet and enjoy are: Amanda Barr, Cameron Zarrabzadeh, Lollipop Sailor, Headstart, Bijou Savvy, Quite Contrary and Worthwhile Mercantile.  Vintage, remade and handmade clothing and accessories will be available; as well as screen printed goods, candles, art, jewelry, small furnishings, pottery and more!  There will also be a raffle and bake sale.

We’re really excited to see everyone again and hope you all get a chance to come out and say hi!   We have lots of new and fun items to show you!





Burda Style…

22 02 2011

I am totally in love with the new spring/ summer patterns on Burda Style. To be honest this is one of my favorite sewing and fashion sites. Burda Style also has lots of awesome give-aways.





Spring Fabrics….

30 01 2011

The weather has been so lovely this weekend and I couldn’t help but start daydreaming about spring clothing. While looking for some fabric choices for the Spring Palette Challenge I found some sweet fabrics I wanted to share. I spent hours on Purl Soho’s site just dreaming about all the things I could make with their selections of fabrics, ribbons, patterns, felt bundles (which make me go weak in the knees) and so much more. This site diffidently  makes me want to run out and learn how to knit this minute. Their knitting selection is amazing and I love their patterns, especially this one! Here is just a taste of their amazing fabric:

Remember before you shop online try to buy from a local business.  Two of our favorite fabric shops are Mulberry Silks (they have all designers Purl has) and Thimble Pleasures (wonderful cottons).

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Love, Rebecca





Spring Inspirations…

28 01 2011

January is just coming to an end and signs of spring have been popping up everywhere, especially in the fashion world. When the weather gets near fifty thoughts of spring fill my mind. Earlier this month I talked about some fun sewing challenges in the blog world, but there is one that has me hooked. Colette Patterns is having a Spring Palette Challenge. I have been so excited about this challenge and have been looking at some amazing spring pieces for inspiration. I decided to put together my own spring palette inspired from these runway pieces found on Elle.

I am so in love with the spring 2011 collections here are a few of my favorites:  Fendi (photos 1-4) the colors are awesome!  Junya Watanabe (5-6) I love the name and always love navy and cream, chevron stripes and sheer fabric.  D&G (7) is so much fun. I love the use of gingham especially the large checks!  And Rebecca Taylor (8-9) just makes me melt. I love her palette and romantic pieces. The color samples are form Rit. A the cool thing about Rit Dye is you can mix them to make the exact shade you are dreaming of.

Stay tuned next week when I pull together a couple of patterns or ideas of what I am going to make for the Spring Palette Challenge.  What are some of your spring inspirations?

Have a wonderful Friday!

Love, Rebecca





Time To Dust Off Your Sewing Machine…

20 01 2011

Right now there are some many fun sew a-longs happening in the blog world. Two of my favorites are Casey’s from Elegant Musings and Peter’s from Male Pattern Boldness.

Casey from Elegant Musings, has a wonderful blog, and is having a dress sew-along making a 1940’s swing dress. She’ll be using the 1940’s Swing Dress Pattern from Sense and Sensibility Patterns.

Peter over at Male Pattern Boldness has a great Men’s Shirt Sew A-Long starting Feb.1. He’ll be using Colette’s new retro  men’s  Neogroni shirt pattern.

Well if you want to start your own sew a-long or if you are ready to add some new pieces to your wardrobe, Roulette Vintage’s sewing patterns are for you:) We have lots of different types: for children, men and women. And this is just the start, we have so many more to list!  So keep your eye out for more to come!  Here are just a few favorites…

Mention “I Love Roulette” and get free shipping on patterns for the month of January 2011.

Have a wonderful and crafty week.

Love, Rebecca





Some fun blogs…

12 01 2011

The start of a new year always fills the blog world with great challenges. I have totally been following Veronica Darling, a super fun blog from Australia. She loves sewing and creating things. She deals mostly with vintage patterns and thrifted material. When I first found her blog she was making 100 outfits in one year!

Super cute blogger, Veronica Darling

Well her blog just led me to another fun blog where she will be contributing. The blog Sew Weekly challenges people to make weekly creations. The author, Mena explains, “The Sew Weekly documents my attempts to sew all my own clothes. In 2011, a large mission of the site is to get more folks involved in sewing and provide a community to share the results.” Ever since I have found this blog I have had some much fun going thru her archives. Last year she challenged herself to make a dress a week (sometimes she made skirt and shirt or pants and shirt). Check out her complete wardrobe from 2010, it is amazing!

One of my favorite dresses!

Now Sew Weekly has a great theme for this week, I Should Coco. Inspired by Coco Channel. She has so much great information about Coco Channel and I am totally in love with her creation for this week.

What do you guys think of Sew Weekly and Veronica Darling? What are some of your favorite blogs?

PS Check out my blog post about Wee Wonderfuls on my personal blog and have a great day!

Love, Rebecca








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