I wish I was the kind of elegant lady that never dropped any food on my shirt.
I am simply not that elegant. I cook, I eat, I craft, and I really love my clothes. This tip has saved many a beloved blouse.
Before you wash the item, pour a big ol’ mound of baby powder on the stain. Let it sit there for many hours, even days. Brush off the excess powder, take a clean dry cloth, and rub more powder into the stain. Wash in hot water with plenty of detergent, maybe even some OxyClean powder for extra oomph.
Let the item air-dry and see how the stain works. Sometimes it takes several rounds befor the stain is completely gone. When I still have a faint outline left, I’ll take a Q-tip and run a very small amount of powder direct on top of the stain, then rub in with a clean cloth.