Sad story. A certain mother of mine brought the girls little red aprons straight from Italy. They wore said aprons while carving pumpkins, and said aprons needed washing.
Being a washer-savvy mommy, I put these red aprons into a load with other dark colors. Still it was a mistake. The girls cute green cupcake shirts look like they are tye-dyed... red. Everything is red. Every single article of "dark" clothing is streaked red.
And I am mad. So very, very mad at Italy for their sub-par dying abilities. That dye is crap. It is red crap dye. And I hate it. And I am hoping that the crapload of detergent I dumped in there will save the entire load. Oh, I hope it does.
I may have just developed a phobia- the phobia of foreign dyes.
After having a major freak-out... I have hit the internet for some options to try:
- never put clothes that have bled in the dryer.
- Saltwater soak: 1 cup salt to half gallon of lukewarm water, then soak for at least 30 mins. wash in cold water.
- Vinegar soak: 1/2 cup to half gallon of water, then soak for at least 30 mins. wash in cold water.
- Rewash laundry in Rit dye/color remover- but the clothes might not handle it too well, depending on what they are made out of.
I am going to try all of these until something works. Now it's personal...