The chambray I used on my quilted jacket still had quite a bit of indigo dye left on it, even after a pre wash, so I thought I’d try a trick I just used to set the color on some dark jeans: soak it for a a few hours in salt water.
Did I pause to think that a corrosive solution and antiqued brass snaps were perhaps not the best combination? Reader, I did not. And what did I see when I pulled the jacket out of the soak?
Yep. Just when you announce a project is your favorite ever, you go and ruin it. Turns out I’m why I can’t have nice things.
So where’s the glimmer of hope in all this? I did a little internet research on rust stains and saw that lemon juice can help remove them. I did a patch test last night and they lightened considerably, so I’ll try the full method. Fingers crossed.