Color Bleeding Breaks Girl's Heart, Almost
I have this fabulous white Mexican embroidered thrift store dress that I love. Not enough to marry it, but enough to want to get married in it.
Sunday afternoon, I get my trusty toothbrush out and my Colorox Stain Fighter detergent to clean a few areas that had gotten dirty from my mishandling. To my horror, I noticed the violet thread was bleeding onto the white fabric in four different places. I had been planning to wear this dress during my upcoming vacation. I hadn't even worn it out in public.
After panicking for a second, I googled "rid of color bleeding." The first suggestion was boiling the article of clothing in a water/bleach mixture. I was preparing to do this until I realized that the bleach would probably take all the color in the dress out. (No. No.) The next suggestion was Oxiclean. It said it wouldn't harm colors while taking the unwanted stains out. I rushed to the store, picked up a bucket and proceeded to soak my dress for about an hour.
Sure enough all the dye stains were gone, and my dress is as good as new. I wish I had pictures to show you the difference, but I was having a fabric emergency. Now, I'm soaking my black and white striped Gap shirt that got red dye on it from washing it with colors.
The moral of the story: don't give up on things with stains without googling a solution because Oxiclean (Versatile) saved my dress and me from a very bitter divorce.