I was about to wear a different dress to my Christmas party because I didn't want to risk red wine stains, cigarette smoke and burns - so many reckless people at these events - but at the last minute, I decided to wear this dress because I cbf finding the right shoes/bag/belt for the other dress.
Plus, this dress is much nicer.
I wore my dress with blue suede heels and a red leather clutch.
|My very fit & healthy bestie from work - awesome body! |
She's in her 40s but does not look it at all.
Her beautiful claret dress is ten years old!
|My work hubby- 5 years & going strong.|
I got heaps of compliments for my dress even from people I had never even seen in the company, which made me feel really good about my progress as a dressmaker.
About 1.5 hours into the party, I switched from white wine to red wine - worst decision of my entire life!!!! Within 5 minutes, some guy knocked me and spilled my my wine. Rude bastard didn't even apologize!!! So mad!!
I have no experience with stains so I didn't know what to do. The fabric soaked the wine up so quickly so I left it. I soaked the dress in soapy water when I got home at 3am - by this stage the stain had already been on the dress for about 8 hours.
This morning, I went to the supermarket and bought soda water and VANISH PREEN thanks to the advice I got from Twitter this morning. Thank you again ladies for your advice.
I poured soda water all over the stains, not sure if it helped because the stains were already dry, then sprayed the VANISH PREEN spray on them and let the spray sit for 5 minutes then put it in the washing machine.
I really hope I can get rid of the stains. I've already washed the dress twice with the VANISH PREEN spray... waiting for it to come out of the third wash now.
The stains are lighter than what it was, and it's mostly on the gathered skirt, so it may not be so noticeable... but still.
|Saturating the stains!|
I will keep spraying this stuff on the stains till I use up the whole bottle.
Is there anything else I should use on the stains? Is it worth taking to the drycleaners?