I recently finished a vintage knit, using reclaimed pure angora from a jumper my mum made years ago. The pattern is from "A Stitch in Time - volume 1" - a beautiful knitting book.
I also recently made some "vintage-y" trousers from Burda 4/2011 magazine...
The trousers were made using thrifted bright blue heavy linen fabric, which cost $6.00. So this whole outfit is made using secondhand supplies - even the beads were thrifted. Only my shoes were new, but marked down. I think they look great together, this is the first time I will wear the sweater.
It just goes to show that secondhand/thrifted doesn't have to look that way!!!