sorry, i don't have any info to help you but where are you finding your pants? today's pants are too tight for me - i'm skinny and without hip or butt to sufficiently fill any pair. i'm always looking for straight-legs, but i have to get them in the men's section
i was braving a library i've never been to on campus before and stumbled into a dusty old home/ec domestics section. a book from the seventies said that a handful of salt in a gallon of water will remove pit stains. i stole a salt shaker form the dining hall and am going to try it next time i'm due for a load.
"This message was edited by zone5shade on Fri Dec 05 09:54:09 CST 2003. I have this same problem, as well as my son. I don't know if it is caused by deoderant/antiperspirant or body chemistry. Since we use different deodorants and have tried changing deodorants over the years, neither of us has found one that eliminates the problem. Antiperspirants don't stop perspiration 100% so I have always thought it is a pirspiration stain. I have ruined many a good dress/shirt because of this.
I have read that vinegar applied to a fresh stain will remove perspiration, but if it is an old stain try ammonia. I have tried ammonia and it works to a point. It takes a lot of scrubbing with ammonia and liquid soap to lighten the stain before laundering (I have never gotten rid of the stain completely). If there is a deoderant stain, it needs to be removed with stain stick first before the ammonia can get to the stain. If the garment is light blue (cotton) the perspiration and/or ammonia will remove the color
I hope there is someone here who can explain the cause of the problem and how to stop it. Maybe a post in the Health forum would help. But I too would like to know how to eliminate the stain on clothes."
"Usually have this problem in summer more than winter. Get some white vinegar dampen the underarm stain with water take 1/4-1/3 of a cup of white vinegar pour 1/2 the ammount on each underarm stain let sit overnight in sink or laundry basket wash the next day as usual. If still there repeat. It works what causes this is the anti-per. they use." ...
Great news for underarm stain sufferers! A little background: A while ago, someone asked about how to prevent underarm stains on shirts. I have the same problem. The solution suggested was to use a deodorant without the aluminum stuff in it. That might work for some people but it doesn't work for everybody. However, I have found another product that works! It's called ARM & HAMMER ULTRAMAX and it's a white stick in a yellow container. (There's also a gel, but I don't know about it.) It works great, and it gets even better: When I wear it and wear a shirt that has stains from earlier, the next time I wash the shirt, the stains come out! (You can't understand the elation unless you've gone through the problem with no hope, and thought you'd just be ruining your favorite shirts for the rest of your life. It's especially embarrassing for a girl, especially since the commercial for this ARM & HAMMER stuff keeps talking about "sweating like a man.") Sorry so long.
a girl in my sculpture class used nylons to make a blanket. i think she cut up the legs into little loops and wove them on one of those potholder looms - or maybe she made her own loom with nails and wood frame? then she tied them together with delicate leftover loops and bows. anyway, the effect came out nice with different colored hose, and i'm sure it would be soft and warm. she said that one pair of nylons could make two squares. be forewarned, a hundred nylon squares linked together is very tiny! so you'd have quite a project ahead if you wanted to make it people-sized.