i have been thrifting up a storm at relatively little cost thanks to the handy and underpriced mission thrift. where i got this peasant yolk blouse
this j crew wool turtle neck that fits perfect and has slightly puffed sleeve action
this inpeccably cut vintage skirt from holt renfew
and not one but two wool vests that have the arms open to the waist. they're like abriviated pinafores.
i also got this knit dress which is utterly massive. lululemon st denis has assigned me with the project of making christmas elf hats and i fear if i can't find a way to make this a little less ample, it will become several parts of several hats.
i also bought this amazing dress because of the back detail, bit i can just barely fit my posterior in it and it's not the sort of thing thats mean to fit like a sausage peel. it's a shame because it's awesome.
i also picked this up thinking i could turn it into something else. it fits something like a sack but i think with a quick stich here and there it could be pretty nice.
all that for like 10 bucks! now thats what i call thrifting.
i also picked up these fabrics (which look much more magical in real life) at la guarillard
then rodney and i went to atwater market and had the most mindblowing pizza i've ever had ever. it's was vegan and whole wheat and fluffy and crunchy in ways that made me feel like my whole understanding of pizza up to this point has been a sad backwards farce.
to top things off there was also a beer sampling going on and since we're sort of oblivious when it comes to quebec beer, rodney and i hunkered down and tried probably 30 different kinds of beer. did i mention i fucking love montreal?
the best thrift to date was picking up this saint james sailor sweater (with shoulder button detailing and everything) for 3 bucks at the salvation army. i have been dreaming about these sweaters and pawing them at a shop on st denis, but their $245 price tag is more than a little prohibitive. i even found a very nice green facsimilie at la guarillard for ten bucks, but passed on it just to find this mere days later:
today we ventured out to puces montreal dispite the rain and we were utterly smitten.
there was a tonne of crafty goodness, which usually leads to me getting inspired to go home and make stuff rather than buy things, which i'm guessing is the nature if the diy beast. but i did get a mug for rodney
golly gee sarah, you sure did have a full weekend! so much nice stuff, you are wasting no time in finding out the best little spots in montreal. when i come back you will have to show me around from your great perspective. i luv that woolly turquoise twill fabric you found! and that black and white outfit you are sporting with turquoise tights and boots. and that golden metal fence, just spectacular! keep up the good work.
my internet has not been working very well in this small town so i haven't been able to upload any new photos. hang in there, i'll get some more up asap, but i do luv my cemetery cats : )
francesca October 11, 2007 03:23 PM PDT
more than a little jealous of your thrifting abilities. MORE THAN A LITTLE.
also: i'm SO GLAD you're making stuff for preloved! that's amazing! yay!