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« on: January 31, 2007 06:56:47 AM »

Ok, so here's the story/problem/issue. My daughter spilled grape juice on one of my fairly new, stark white maternity t-shirts last night. I applied stain remover right away, which almost got it all out, but there was still a faint purplish spot. I also noticed, that for some odd reason, the red pepper juice from when I was cutting some up for the salad for dinner last night, also didn't was out. Ok, no problem, I had a bleach pen, I'll just bleach the spots out!

WRONG! I applied the bleach, and left the shirt in the bathroom to sit for a few minutes....to remember over AN HOUR later that the shirt was STILL sitting there with the bleach on it!

I rush to rinse it out, to end up with a mix of small and HUGE yellow spots all over the front of this shirt! NOT good at all!

So, crafty guys and gals - what can I do to fix this shirt?! I can sew, but I suck at applique, and I've never tried stencilling before. This shirt is just under 2 weeks old, and being a maternity shirt, was a bit on the pricey side, so I REALLLY don't want to throw it out!

ANY suggestions would be MUCH appreciated!
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« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2007 08:08:44 AM »

What's the shirt made of? Perhaps you could dye it to cover up the discoloration. The idea of stenciling also sounds nice, but I've never tried it.
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« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2007 08:15:19 AM »

95% Cotton & 5% Spandex - and is one of the most comfortable shirts ever!

I had thought about dying over it, but wonder if the bleach spots will still show (show up as lighter/darker areas)?
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« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2007 08:17:44 AM »

could you tie die it? that is super easy just rubber band it all up (the more rubberbands the more white) and dunk it in the mixture (usually hot water and the dye) and then dunk in vinegear to set.
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