Tuesday, March 25, 2014

How to save a blouse with bleach stains

I was upset to discover that this really nice pink linen blouse I washed got messed up with two bleach stains from left over bleach residue from the washing machine. I had washed whites in the load before and some of the bleach residue remained in the washing machine when I washed some colored clothing afterwards. A pair of old black pants got messed up but the pink blouse was upsetting because it was really nice so I set out to try and save it. There were two bleach stains so I figured that I should get some fabric dye that matches exactly which is really hard because the blouse was a dusty rose color; so I searched online and purchased a small fabric dye in the same color and followed the directions on the bottle on the application of the dye. I picked a fabric dye that allows for multiple washings of the garment, the bleach stains were covered and I saved the blouse for future days and kept it out of a landfill.