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Sob! Wasn't concentrating and put my daughter's beautiful blue silk monsoon dress in vanish!

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carries Mon 20-Jul-09 21:55:23

Went to hand wash it and try and get raspberry juice stains out, wasn't thinking and put oxi-vanish powder in water instead of persil non-bio and the silk part has gone from a beautiful blue to a very dirty grey blue. It looks terrible. Is there any hope?!?

Very upset cos she loves the dress, I love the dress and it was a bargain. Was £60 and I bought it for £18.

Sympathy or suggestions welcome!

Nyx Mon 20-Jul-09 21:59:01

Oh noooooooooo- sympathy from me anyway! No suggestions as I know nowt about dealing with fabrics - would it dye at all? (That's probably a daft suggestion but it's the only one that comes to mind, sorry)

carries Mon 20-Jul-09 22:01:52

Dying it was the only thing that sprung to mind! Sympathy appreciated!

Nyx Mon 20-Jul-09 22:02:39

Having googled a wee bit it looks like silk can be dyed smile

Good luck!

MaryMotherOfCheeses Mon 20-Jul-09 22:04:32

I did something similar with a silk flowery blouse. It was gorgeous. I was sad. I feeeeel your pain.

carries Mon 20-Jul-09 22:08:13

Thanks Nyx and MMOC

barbarapym Mon 20-Jul-09 22:08:42

Sorry, no ideas, but big wave of sympathy..

carries Mon 20-Jul-09 22:12:06

Thanks Barbarapym

carries Mon 20-Jul-09 22:12:31

Dying seems possible! Watch this space!

MrsBadger Mon 20-Jul-09 22:16:47

the silk will dye, esp if you go for a blue again, but if it's not all silk the different fabrics may go different shades...

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