Stain Removal Secrets from a Costume Designer
You don’t get to be an Emmy Award-winning costume designer without learning to think quickly on your feet. Here are Birgit Mueller’s in-a-pinch fixes for stained clothing.
Remedy a Dribble
To clean up a dribble of solid food, makeup, or lipstick, wipe with a piece of velvet. Keep a handkerchief-size square of velvet in your purse for emergencies.
Get Rid of Sweat Odors
Mix 1 ounce (30 ml) vodka with 2 ounces (60 ml) water in a squirt bottle and spray it onto the armpits. “We used to use that trick on movie sites in the desert,” Mueller says.