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Little Blue Dress Test

LBD, Ready to GO

During the week at Golden Beltane, we had a steady stream of wonderful people bringing us suggestions on what to stain silk with.  Sometime in the middle of the week, Brad and I were sitting in our pavilion, drinking (as one does during long camp events), when Brad starts giggling to himself.  I looked quizzically at him and he said “What about natural human protein stains?”  I start grinning back, noted he was wearing the blue tunic, and said “We can call it the little blue dress test.”  Then we sat there chortling at each other a la Beavis and Butthead, because at heart, we are horny 14 year old’s sitting in our first sex ed class.

Beavis and Butthead
Precisely!

Then it became a solid month of back and forth, “Are we gonna do it?” “Yeah, we’re gonna do it” “Really?  When do we want to do this?”  Which led eventually to this:

Which was HILARIOUS to edit.  At one point Brad came down and I was in tears I was laughing so hard.  Again…pervy 14 year old in the body of an adult woman.  It’s sad really.  Sadly HILARIOUS…In a prurient juvenile way.

Little Blue Dress Test or Protein Stains
Yep… that is EXACTLY what you think it is. Believe it or not, the dry stain is less disgusting than fresh…

And of course, once it was stained, we had to UN-stain it.  Or else scrap it and make a new one.  Which I really didn’t want to do.  So how does one remove “Natural Human Protein” from silk?  Salt Water.  It’s seriously that easy.  Don’t believe me?  Watch this video for more hilariously disgusting hi-jinks.

After dabbing the rest of the stickiness off, I tossed it in to a gentle wash cycle of the washing machine, let it hang dry, and Voila!  The Little Blue Dress survived the rigors of sex and is good as new again.

LBD, Ready to GO
Cleaned and Ready to Wear