This is one of those DIY instances where the solution is tailor-made. In that, my tailor Rosio came up with it… (She rocks.)
The problem: somehow my beloved Leifsdottir blouse got damaged and although I’m fairly confident no bleach was involved in the incident, it was left with a dime-sized reverse-stain — a small but glaring colorless patch.
Knowing it would make me crayyyy-zeeee, I was prepared to toss the top even though it wasn’t exactly fast-fashion disposable to start and I had also paid to have it taken in at the waist.
She’s a solutions kind of woman and without fail, gave me a last-ditch plan that started with a sexy pair of rubber gloves….
In addition to the ladyfingers, I needed a bottle of RIT liquid dye in a coral color match (or if necessary, several bottles to mix my perfect match), some Qtips and Woolite.
I applied the dye with the cotton buds straight onto the discolored fabric only. (What domestic divas would call spot-treating.) I let it settle for 15-20 minutes then handwashed the blouse with my gloves and Woolite and let it dry. I repeated the process until I could no longer detect any damage.
Good as new.
And actually, kind of better than new as the rinse stage punched up the color of the top overall. A happy bonus!
Note: This post is not sponsored. All thoughts are unbiased and my own.
Lauren Cosenza is the creator and editor-in-chief of DIVAlicious, a trusted beauty/fashion expert, an on-camera personality and spokesperson, a leading NYC-based professional makeup artist, a published contributor and writer, a brand consultant, a product junkie and an insatiable style seeker. Serving up style with a side of attitude, DIVAlicious gives women (and men) the confidence and permission to be fabulous. The site is filled with must-have products, pro tips and tricks, how-to DIY tutorials, makeovers, style inspiration and insider access.
This is absolutely brilliant! I am totally saving this to my iphone for emergencies!
That’s a major compliment coming from the domestic goddess herself. #BIGTIME