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#1 nikkianddean

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    Posted 01 June 2008 - 09:57 PM

    I was doing laundry earlier today and I just looked down and noticed that I spilled a drop of bleach on my black cotton dress

    Anyone have any miracle cures Can I dye the part that got discolored?

    I am so sad about it...I really loved this dress

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    #2 Christine

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    Posted 01 June 2008 - 09:59 PM

    can you use some Rit Dye? You will have to dye the whole dress probably. You can get Rit Dye at Target or the grocery store.
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    #3 Helen_S81

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      Posted 01 June 2008 - 10:14 PM

      What you could try is a black marker, ie a sharpie or something similar. I've done that before and it hides a small bleach mark.

      #4 jmill130

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        Posted 01 June 2008 - 10:24 PM

        I have used a sharpie and it worked well! At least you did it on black, that should be easy to match the colors up... hang in there! Good luck!

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        Posted 01 June 2008 - 11:10 PM

        nikki, how big is the spot? my advice would depend on how big it is. rit dye is probably your best bet to dye the whole dress. be careful though, it can be messy and youll want to run your washer empty once after dying the dress in the washing machine (which is the easiest way to do it).

        #6 nikkianddean

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          Posted 02 June 2008 - 02:53 PM

          thanks ladies - the spot is pretty small so I will try the shapie marker first. If not then I will try my luck with the rit dye....

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          #7 StephanieMN

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            Posted 02 June 2008 - 02:59 PM

            I have to agree with the sharpie-save some of my pants. Good luck.

            #8 ACDCDCAC

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            Posted 02 June 2008 - 03:41 PM

            i've done the sharpie trick!
            which reminds me, trevor has a sweatshirt at home that i need to do this to! :) thanks for ther tip!

            #9 SunBride

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              Posted 02 June 2008 - 03:46 PM

              if the sharpie doesn't work, try some fabric paint. There are different types, check out a craft store like michaels.

              You are lucky it was black. I ruined a BRAND NEW suit with one tiny drop of bleach (seriously, the stain is like the size an ant). It felt on the pants, but the pants are like taupe color with off-white pin stripes. Once the pants were ruined, I had no use for the blazer

              #10 monicaswave

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                Posted 03 June 2008 - 12:55 PM

                HAHA.... I thought I was the only silly person to use permanent marker on my clothes. I once had a sweater where only the seams had discolored after a few washes so I was in my office coloring the seam of my sweater. My coworker caught me and thought I was so crazy. Hee Hee. It works!

                But make sure it's dry before you wear it.....I had to be careful not to hug anyone for about 10 min

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