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Topic: help i tried to remove a stain and made it worse  (Read 1142 times)
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« on: June 17, 2012 10:21:24 AM »

I have a beautiful high waisted pencil skirt and got clear nail polish I tested remover on a concelled patch and all seemed good. Well when I actually tried it on the nail polish it leached out the colour I now have an odd slightly faded bit slap bang in the middle of the front of my black skirt.

any ideas in how to recycle my skirt so I can wear it again?

If you need more info let me know.

The skirt is:

51% Cotton
48% Polyester
3% Elastane

Photos below, I've circled the stain on the full skirt view and then added a zoomed in photo, the stain is just below the crotch when worn:

Dyeing is an option, do you know if i can dye this fabric?
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« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2012 04:08:56 AM »

Can you post a picture - Is it in a spot where you can add some decoration to hide it?

« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2012 10:30:09 PM »

what kind of fabric is the skirt made of? If the fabric is dyeable, you could possibly try and dye the damaged patch back to the original color.
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2012 09:42:13 AM »

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« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2012 08:05:55 AM »

Well, it should take dye, not sure how well though. Option b would be to wash it in acetone to get the discoloration to match the rest, style wise this does not appear to be a good option as the 'acid washed' look doesn't seem like a good match.

Waterproof sharpie is another good option, water down some acetone (5:1 H2O to Acetone should do the trick) and slowly fade the patch to a close enough color to the rest of the garment.


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« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2012 04:42:24 PM »

You could throw a patch on the spot, then a few patches around the rest of the skirt to match. Hearts or something? Large stitches on red hearts would make an adorable skirt. 
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