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Jodi Wade

Spring has finally arrived in Budapest! It's glorious!







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16 December

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    Dec 16, 2013, 04.27 AMby raeannag

    Hi Jodi! I don’t speak Hungarian but my friend Regina just translated my latest pattern and I wanted to share the link:http://ranamamadesign.blogspot.hu/2013/12/szabasminta-teszt-pattern-testing.html

    If you know any sewing groups for kids clothes it would be awesome if you could pass along the link! I’m paying Regina a commission for every copy sold and would love to make it worth her time!

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      Dec 18, 2013, 02.06 PMby Jodi Wade

      Hi, sorry I don’t know any sewing groups.

7 June

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    Jun 7, 2013, 03.10 PMby Timea Schmidt

    Hi Jodi, Are you in NY already? I wish I could meet you there! I’m working on opening my store in PA and so busy with it right now, there is no way I could get in to the city. Maybe next time:)) Have tons of fun and don’t forget to go to the fabric stores in Manhattan! You may have couple of extra luggage on the way back to Hungary:) Enjoy!

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      Jun 7, 2013, 10.11 PMby Jodi Wade

      Yes I am here until the 19th. I packed light so I can lots of fabric back with me :) what kind of shop are you opening?

25 May

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    May 25, 2013, 04.48 PMby Zsuzso

    Hi Jodi, I’d like to ask where in BP did you take the profile picture. I’m going to visit my dad in July.

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      May 25, 2013, 11.45 PMby Jodi Wade

      Hi! That was at the Sziget festival, on Hajogyari sziget, I don’t know if the sign is there all year round but maybe it is. It actually says Budapest but I cut out the bad part :) I am a Pest girl..

22 June

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    Jun 22, 2012, 04.00 PMby laracrj

    Thanks for your tip about the rigilene – I will definitely try that next time! Your dresses are gorgeous by the way!

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      Jun 24, 2012, 09.01 PMby Jodi Wade

      You can still do it… I did it on my dresses which were already finished….


30 May

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    May 30, 2012, 11.13 AMby hdk100

    did you get your overlocker? send me a message if you need help. I live close to Budaörs…

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      May 31, 2012, 11.23 PMby Jodi Wade

      hey, not yet. i will probably buy one in the store that is close to oktogon (it is so much closer to my place….)

      do you have an overlocker? do you have any brand recommendations? have you heard of gritzner???

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      Jun 1, 2012, 09.09 AMby hdk100

      I do have one and love it a lot! When I was looking for mine, I tried to resarch as well but didn’t get very far. the big shops (oktogon) hold the big and expensive brands. my budget wasn’t that high. so i got mine (such a coincidece) from my service guy. it is called silver. he said one of his customers asked him to sell, because it was a useless (& unused!) present. i got lucky, it cost 40 th, works great. so im sorry to say i haven’t heard of gritzner before… i just don’t think that double price always worth it. good luck! i wanna hear the outcome! :)

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      Jun 1, 2012, 10.10 AMby Jodi Wade

      I would prefer something a little less pricey, but it seems so hard to find here!

14 May

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    May 14, 2012, 01.57 PMby hdk100

    Just saw your blog. Please tell me where exactly the second hand market is (at the Bazilika), I want some old burdas too!!! :)))

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      May 14, 2012, 02.17 PMby Jodi Wade

      Do you know the Cucina restaurant on Bajcsy? It is close to Dessewffy. Go into the restaurant and the market is upstairs. Every Saturday. I saw a gorgeous 40-50 year old sewing machine in there too… So tempted to buy it!

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      May 15, 2012, 08.11 AMby hdk100

      Köszi!!! What a great find! :)

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      May 15, 2012, 08.11 AMby hdk100

      Köszi!!! What a great find! :)

4 January

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    Jan 4, 2012, 03.20 PMby claudine01

    That cape looks fantastic. Did you pick the fabric? It looks just like the capes at Opening Ceremony.

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      Jan 7, 2012, 09.01 AMby Jodi Wade

      Hey, no I think Carol chose it. I did love that fabric though.

2 December

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    Dec 2, 2011, 07.30 PMby Timea Schmidt

    Pesten esik a ho? Most nem vagyok nagyon irigy:)) Hogy tetszett NY?

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      Dec 4, 2011, 06.57 PMby Jodi Wade

      Esett egy picit :) Nem maradt semmi hó. NY nagyon jó volt! Bementem a BS iródába varrni! I met some lovely people, it was a nice trip.

1 November

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    Nov 1, 2011, 08.52 PMby Timea Schmidt

    Hope you are going to have a great time here. My mom is flying in on Saturday! Jo utat!

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      Nov 2, 2011, 03.30 PMby Jodi Wade

      Köszi! Is your mom flying from Hungary?

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      Nov 3, 2011, 02.38 AMby Timea Schmidt

      Yes, she still lives there!

24 June

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    Jun 24, 2011, 02.16 AMby Timea Schmidt

    I hope you don’t mind to be my first friend! I have to keep an eye on your great work and beautiful pics:)

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      Jun 24, 2011, 06.57 AMby Jodi Wade

      Köszi! Édes vagy!

14 May

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    May 14, 2011, 08.14 AMby ruthw

    I want to see the new dress, Jody! Hope your journey back was easy. (I am still recovering from my cold.)

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      May 15, 2011, 08.38 PMby Jodi Wade

      Get well soon!
      I am glad I flew rather than spend a million hours on the train. I didn’t get any nice pics of my dress… (so they aren’t going up on here :) I will email you some though.

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      May 16, 2011, 09.29 AMby Jodi Wade

      I ended up putting the pics on my blog. You can see them there:

9 May

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    May 9, 2011, 02.31 AMby freakusbzzz

    I looked at your blog, you have some really gorgeous photos on there. Plus a very cute boyfriend! you make a lovely couple.

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      May 9, 2011, 06.50 PMby Jodi Wade

      Do you mean David? He is gorgeous but he’s not my boyfriend. It’s funny, everyone always thinks we are a couple :)

29 April

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    Apr 29, 2011, 05.40 PMby hdk100

    Congratulations on making front page!!! Hajrá!!!

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      Apr 30, 2011, 11.47 AMby Jodi Wade

      Thanks for telling me!! I hadn’t noticed

30 November

31 October

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    Oct 31, 2010, 12.31 AMby satomi

    Thank you for your advice! I will check the store:)

    I have never been to Budapest. But I know this is a beautiful city!!! I’m moving there for my husband’s work. I’m planning to learn Hungarian or English and also I’d love to learn beautiful embroidering:) Have a great weekend!

30 October

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    Oct 30, 2010, 01.02 PMby satomi

    Hi! I love your creations! You have a really beautiful style:) well I’m going to move to Budapest on next year. It’s so exciting! I’d like to know, where do you buy the fabrics? Thanks for the inspiration!

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      Oct 30, 2010, 07.54 PMby Jodi Wade

      That is exciting!! Budapest is a great city. What will you do here? Have you been here before? There are quite a few fabric stores on the Nagy körút (big ring road) between Blaha and Oktogon. There is also a big fabric store I really like on Rákóczi út close to Keleti.

12 September

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    Sep 12, 2010, 08.34 PMby isilvia

    Hey, you have so nice pictures of your projects and clothes you have sewn are just beautiful!

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      Sep 13, 2010, 11.59 AMby Jodi Wade

      Thank you!!

19 July

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    Jul 19, 2010, 09.56 AMby anajan

    Hey Jodika, thanks for the comment on my green dress!

18 July

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    Jul 18, 2010, 07.41 PMby lilioleana

    Hi, glad to hear you had good time in Serbia. Did you managed to persuade your roommate to go with you fabric hunting? :)

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      Jul 19, 2010, 02.09 AMby Jodi Wade

      I couldn’t find any fabric stores! I looked and looked but didn’t see any. It was really nice to have a wander around Novi Sad though – it’s really beautiful.

24 June

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    Jun 24, 2010, 09.56 AMby hajnika

    Hi!Thanks a lot for your comment! Szia,Jodika! Koszi szepen a kommentet! Ha erdekel meg,utana nezhetsz ezeknek a tuturialoknak a Divatrajz.hu portalon,ahol folyamatosan kozze vannak teve magyar nyelven.A sarga tunika bemutatasa is sorra kerul hamarosan….Egyebbkent nagyon tetszenek a munkaid ,ugyes lany vagy!

24 May

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    May 24, 2010, 06.26 PMby arete999

    Thank you for your nice comment on my silk dress Jodika :)!

14 May

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    May 14, 2010, 08.58 AMby kelerabeus

    Hi there! Just drop by to say thanks for your lovely comments, it’s appreciated!

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    May 14, 2010, 05.10 AMby Sanne K. Astrid

    I love your work and the way you sew. It’s so precisely done. oh and nice pictures too. :)

4 May

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    May 4, 2010, 04.44 PMby anajan

    Hey Jodika, thanks for the comment on my Origami dress! I’m following your Me-Made-May challenge, looks like the sewing community is having a lot of fun world wide :).

11 April

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    Apr 11, 2010, 04.37 PMby sewella

    Yes it works wonders. I usually put a cup (the designated amount is usually written on the bottle) in the washing machine but when it concerns a piece which I want to soften excessively I usually double the amount and let the piece soak in the solution for a day.

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      Apr 11, 2010, 06.23 PMby Jodi Wade

      Thanks for the info! Do you have to use fabric softener every time you wash it, or is just soaking it the once ok?

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      Apr 11, 2010, 06.40 PMby sewella

      Well I wouldn’t have an exact reply to that! It depends on the fabric (i.e. the threads of the fabric) its elasticity, etc. You will have to try it for yourself and see what works the best. For this tunic I will certainly use the softener for the first couple of times and time will show if I have to use it in future. Usually this kind of lace for the tablecloths is quite stiff and requires a softener every time it is washed. Because the primary aim of tablecloths is to lay stiff on the table and not to be worn by enthusiast like me :)

23 March

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    Mar 23, 2010, 04.20 AMby yoshimi

    Hi jodika, thank you for leaving your comment on my new jeans. You made me happy!! -yoshimi

7 March

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    Mar 7, 2010, 10.16 AMby elyzampa

    Sorry for the late, I was really busy with the beginning of lessons… Anyway thank you so much for your answer, you were so kind :) I wish you all the best and hope one day we’ll meet in Budapest ;)

5 March

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    Mar 5, 2010, 02.01 AMby kitanainbleu

    You’ve created some really cute, sophisticated, and fun stuff!

22 January

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    Jan 22, 2010, 05.38 PMby sugarduck

    Hi! I loved your super-creative Holly Golightly mask so much that I made my own version as a gift for a friend (you can see pictures of it in my studio). I just wanted to thank you for the inspiration; my friend loves her new mask!

20 January

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    Jan 20, 2010, 02.18 PMby barbaraagatha

    I love all of your stuff! And the red skirt is lovely. I’m a little obsessed with skirts too…