Click on the word “Serge” above for a definition.
I signed up for the Michael Kors newsletter and an email from the site landed in my inbox this morning. This line is not on my Favorites list at the moment (even though I do like the shoes being shown) but I like to keep in touch. I clicked the link and was taken to the Spring 2007 runway show. This shot caught my eye because of the cinched waist, the square shoulder line and the words:
Black Wool Serge Jacket
Chuckie passed out her fabric stash to me a few years before she passed away. As she handed me a small flat plastic food storage bag containing 7/8 yard of blue wool serge according to the original store tag, she said with a sigh, “They probably don’t even use this kind any more”.
I was curious, it looked and felt like simple twill to me and I knew twill was stilled used. But I couldn’t remember the word “Serge” having been used lately.
Her fabric stash contained many small scrapes but the prizes were fabrics from Japan, circa 1949 and this little package. Chuckie raised 7 kids, purchased cheaply and saved anything of value. She had not had much money to spend on her stash and yet is was fairly large.
I’ve inherited the gene, somehow, by association? My own mother didn’t stash, she purchased for a specific project, sewed it up and tossed the scraps. Perhaps that was due to having moved so often. Chuckie was the kind to “stay put”. Stash mistress.
Anyway, I’ve been keeping my fashion eye out for Serge ever since. This is the first time I’ve seen it mentioned since the stash transfer.