Definition of Serge

Weave: Worsted - also unfinished worsted, wool, cotton, silk, rayon, and synthetics. Weave: A very distinct twill (2 up/2 down) which shows on both sides of the fabric.

Characteristics: On the face, the distinct diagonal runs from the lower left to the upper right - piece dyed. Has a smooth, hard finish that wears exceptionally well but will shine with use. The shine cannot be removed permanently. It is a good cloth in tailoring as it drapes and clings very well. Made in various weights. Unfinished worsted and wool are not quite as clear on the surface. French Sere is made of very fine soft yarns and has a very fine twill. It is used for dresses or very soft suits.

Uses: Coats, suits and sportswear.

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