Previously I wrote in my blog that my new dress is ruined here. So I mentioned that I will try to remove the stains and I did give it a try.
I used vinegar mixed with a little bit of lemon juice and water.
It didn’t work though. I rubbed it on the stains on my new dress, then let it dry. The stain was still there.
I tried putting on the stain removal mixture onto the stained part of the dress, rubbed it with a cotton bud and then used paper towels to soak up the liquid. It didn’t work as well.
In the end I just threw the dress to wash and after washing, the stain was still there but it wasn’t as visible as before. It’s dark coloured, so it wasn’t as bad and I can still wear it out. I didn’t approach any sponsors for clothing or anything of that sort after my last post about this stained new dres. Malaslah.
Sometimes all these unnecessary correspondences, wasting time only, might as well just buy. Only if I have some time to spare or I feel it is necessary, then will seek for sponsorship in kind (meaning non-monetary terms). Better to use the time to go ask for something that can bring in money like business. Then I can use the money to choose what I want to get. That is actually a much wiser option. I don’t deny that I do fair trading (not stock market trading ya) with others like services or items in return for services or items but only if I see it necessary and beneficial. Otherwise, we still need money to survive in this world. We don’t stay in a country where there’s barter trading as our system.
Anyway, this natural remedy of removing stain on clothings using vinegar, lemon juice and water doesn’t work. You can try it if you want. It’s vinegar and water in equal parts, then 1/4 of the lemon juice.
I need to save my dress or else I need a new outfit. I had this dress that I bought previously and kept it for when I have any occasion to attend or if not, I’ll wear it for Chinese New Year. It’s absolutely new.
I was preparing for my emcee session for Exabytes’ Malaysia Website Award 2017 on 27 January 2018 in Selangor. So, I took this dress out to be washed. With my current skin condition (which has now healed a lot and skin allergies reduced), I need to soak the clothes and wash before I wear them. It’s crucial for new clothes to be tested and cleaned prior to wearing. Some clothing brands/companies are amazing because their clothes’ colours don’t run and there is no chemical/dye smell on them. Some are just disappointing.
This new dress was probably soaked too long and it didn’t react well to the detergent because the colour on the faux golden crystal strand that’s sewn to the dress came off and stained the dress.
You can see a bit of the stains in the picture here though it can’t be seen clearly with the picture lighting. It’s more apparent in real life.
Here’s a closer view of the stains on one of the areas of the dress.
So shiny. I look at the picture my eyes also “bling-bling”. *Shine bright like a diamond…*
I searched for how to remove stains on clothes and vinegar with lemon is supposedly able to remove the stains. I’ll need to give it a try. I’m a tiny bit upset because I like how this dress has long sleeves and it’s blue, which is my favourite colour. They were the reasons why I bought the dress but now it’s ruined when it’s brand new and I didn’t even wear it yet.
I used to shop a lot and buy new clothes for any events that I’ll be attending. Then need the shoes to match and sometimes the handbag needs to match too (that meant more shopping). Nowadays ever since I run my own business, I stopped shopping unnecessarily. I usually wear new clothes for my emcee sessions and as for events, since I attend quite a number of events and organise events as well now, I don’t usually get a new set of clothings just for that. There’s always the beauty of sponsors as well. Ah well, so much for wearing clothes that I bought for my emcee session. I’ll probably need to go shopping or it seems like I have to reach out to sponsors now.