..Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow [Psalm 51]
I had a major washing disaster last week.Usually I am incredibly diligent about sorting my washloads – lingerie goes into a separate nylon bag so it doesn’t tangle and snag round things, and whites are almost always laundered separately.
But Bob was away, and I got up early one morning and put a load in the machine really early,before I pootled off to school …and one solitary white item somehow got in with the coloured stuff. When I got home, I unloaded the damp washing, and found that everything was fine and dandy except my white shirt.
There was a large grey stain right in the centre.
I washed it again.
Then I soaked it in Vanish.
Then I soaked it in bleach.
Then I gave up and let it dry.
I haven’t felt like ironing it yet.
I have no idea what caused the stain. I am certain the mark was not there before it went in the laundry bin. Nothing else came out of the machine with stains on it. And this one seems ineradicable. It measures around 5” by 2½”. Which is huge as such stains go – but this one won’t go, and that’s my problem. It remains a large grey splodge in a very visible part of the garment.
I could just about get away with wearing it as a ‘tucked in’ shirt - but would then have to take in the sides a bit, as there’s quite a lot of fabric in it. And anyway I like the loose tunic style.
Has anyone got any suggestions? All ideas gratefully received. I really don’t want to consign the shirt to the bin or rag bag – the pleats and embroidery at the top are lovely. And as you can guess, this is actually something I purchased new [admittedly in a sale, with a voucher] and not a charity shop bargain. It cost me hard earned cash!