Laundry mishap update

So...we tried the soak of my print linen tee in oxi-clean. No difference whatsoever. 

I suspect I'm going to have to get used to wearing a lavender tee.  Sob.  :(

It could be worse. But I mourn its passing. I really loved that tee. 

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  • LACeleste replied 8 years ago

    I'm sorry Suz.  I was hoping oxi-clean would work.  Disappointing but I'm sure you'll discover a new favorite.

  • Laura (rhubarbgirl) replied 8 years ago

    Boo! Have you tried a Color Catcher? (Sorry if I'm repeating previous advice.) sometimes that'll help with transferred dye if it hasn't been set by heat yet.

  • Neel replied 8 years ago

    Ack :( But lavendar looks good on you :)

  • bj1111 replied 8 years ago

    How disappointing, and yet an opportunity for shopping for a better replacement.

  • shedev replied 8 years ago

    Bummer, Suz.

  • catgirl replied 8 years ago

    So sorry, Suz!  My DH shrunk a bunch of my knitwear in the dryer.  I told him to expect some deliveries. :)

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  • jackiec replied 8 years ago

    Oh no, so sad. Sorry about that :(

  • Transcona Shannon replied 8 years ago

    Oh poop :(

  • Suz replied 8 years ago

    Yeah, thanks, all. Luckily I can still wear it as is, and now I will be on the hunt for something similar next year. I really loved that Chinoiserie print. If I see anything else with that kind of print I will snap it up for sure. Somehow it worked super well for me. 

  • catgirl replied 8 years ago

    Can you post a link to the shirt again?  I'll keep my eye out...

  • Kari replied 8 years ago

    Argh, so sorry.
    At least it's wearable in lavender.

  • Thistle replied 8 years ago

    I am soooo sorry.

    Is it possible to find another on eBay?

  • Suz replied 8 years ago

    Sure, Una - thank you! So there is no link because it is from last year. Which just made me think -- how about ebay? to check! 

    ETA: found one in medium but I need XS.. Or S at the biggest. 

  • Jules replied 8 years ago

    It's a nice top but summer is almost done. You might be on to the next thing next year - with our short summers I find that's often the case for myself.

  • Tanya replied 8 years ago

    I am so sorry Suz :(  The lilac looks lovely on you too.  JCrew had a
    somewhat similar linen tank this summer. It is sold out now,  but with
    that store items very often come back in stock randomly.

  • deb replied 8 years ago

    So sad!

  • Vicki replied 8 years ago

    Have you tried The Laundress products?

    It's from The Laundress and the actual product is called Stain Solution

    What they say:  We know how frustrating tough stains can be—from red wine and coffee to pit stains and more. Whether you’re rescuing a brand-new shirt or reviving your antique bedding and heirlooms, just one drop of this powerful solution safely removes stubborn stains, old and new. Safe for all washable fabrics—both whites and colors.

    It may be worth a try and this can be purchased at The Container Store and a few other retail outlets, as well as online.

    Apologies for doing it this way, but I haven't mastered making the link look "pretty and stylish" with one word yet.

  • Karie replied 8 years ago

    Oh no, I just went back and read your other thread - how sad :(
    Doesn't Rit make a dye lifter? I don't think stain lifters will work, I'll look into dye lifters later tonight if I get a chance (we are away on another vacay and about to go out to dinner). 
    At least it appears to have dyed evenly and not spotty. Looks pretty, but not as pretty as before.

  • Karie replied 8 years ago

    This is it:

    My fear is that it would remove the original dye in the garment, I don't know what the cautions are on the product.

    DH is finally ready, so out to dinner I go!

  • geargirl replied 8 years ago

    I will second the vote for RIT color remover. I've used it on several items and had good results. I had a black and white striped shirt that got washed with a hot pink sock. It whitened the whites and left the black. I've also used it with a graphic tee that turned bluish. I think it's worth a try!

  • Suz replied 8 years ago

    That's a great suggestion about the Rit. I'm going to look into it -- thank you!! And thanks, Vicki, also! I'll report back. 

  • pastrygirl replied 8 years ago

    Not helpful now, but for the future -- I use a Shout Color Catcher when washing anything that might transfer. There's a pouch kind that I don't like at all. I use the ones that look like dryer sheets.

  • rachylou replied 8 years ago

    So... I have discovered Carbona Stain Devils this week. I was really impressed. They say their products work because they're targeted at specific kinds of stains, unlike your general all-purpose. I was at the supermarket at 7 a.m. today to get their colour bleed remover, which I want to try on a blouse.

  • Suz replied 8 years ago

    Thanks, Rachy -- I will put those on my list of to-try options, too! 

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