US 1068976 A
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WEARING APPAREL; APPLICATION IILED mum, 1912..
1,068,976. Patented July 29, 1913.
WILL AM BUCKLER', or LEICESTER, EnenANi).
wnenmemrrnitnn Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented J 11ly29, 1913.
Application filed January 3, 1912. Serial No. G69,238.
, To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, WILLIAM BUGKLER, a subject of the .King of Great Britain, resid ng at Leicester, in the county of Leicester, England, have invented certain new and 1 may be worn-instead of two separate and' I distinct garments as at present in vogue.
useful Improvements in Wearing-Apparel, of which the following is a specification, reference being had therein to theaccompanying-drawing. I
This invention relates to wearing apparel, and has more particularly for'its object to produce a single or combined garment which The invention has reference more especially to the garments which are in common use among young children and which comprise a knittedjersey and a short skirt.
which is a separate garment and is generally kilted. These are verypopular garments among school girls and the present invention is designed to construct a single combination costume or garment comprising a knittedv jersey anda short skirt, the. latter being attachedto the jersey either permanently so as to form an integral part thereof or detachablyso that the skirt may be changed and another substituted when desired.
and indicates a loose outer garment of knitted material, such as jersey cloth,
made in the form of a blouse which extends below the hips of the wearer and forms a complete covering for the body above the hips of the wearer.
The style of blouse which is illustrated in the drawing-and to which the invention par:
ticularly relates is commonly known as a Iniddy blouse, that is a loose fitting garment which extends below the waist of the wearer and is provided with sleeves. ,Such
. a garment is as will be understood more easily donned and dofied and is moreoverclieaper to manufacture than the two sepa- I ratefgarments herelnbefore mentioned.
In order that the invention may be clearly understood andreadily carried into effect reference is made in describing thesame to the accompanying drawings, wlierem:'
Figure 1 shows a combined jersey and skirt manufactured according to this invention part of the jersey being removed to reveal the attached upper part of the skirt. Fig. 2 is a part sectional view through the constitute a single combined garment.
The term jersey hereinused refers to Fig. 2', overhangs the top of the skirt.
skirt and lower part of the jersey she-wing one method in which the two garmentsare comblned and made integral. Fig. 3 shows 'an alternative method of attachmentfor the skirt. Fig. 4 represents an inside view of the bottom of thejersey provided with buttons or the like whereby the skirt may be detachably secured to thesjersey. Fig. 5 represents thedetach'able skirt per 86. Fig. 6 shows a further alternative method of attachment for the skirt suitable for either a permanent or detachable connection. 7
"Throughout the drawings like parts are designated by similar reference characters and Figs. 2, 3 and 6 are drawn to'a slightly larger scale than the other figures. Referring to the drawings, 2 represents the jersey, and 3- the skirt which according to this invention is connected therewith to The jersey 2 'may be knitted or made out of knitted fabric according to anyof the well known methods and the upper edge of, v the short kilted. skirt 3 ma be sewn or otherwise attached inside an near the bottom of the jersey so that lower edge 4 of the latter overhangs the skirt in the same manner as when two separate garments are used as clearly shown in Fig. 1.
Gonveniently,-the skirt is made out of the same fabric as the jersey and kilted and at tached to a'band 5 of similar knitted fabric orotherwise by one or more rows of stitches 6 and the upper edge of said band is then 'attached to the jersey 2 on the inner side a short distance from the bottom edge by one or more rows of stitches 7 so that the lower edge of the j ersey which is preferably turned back on itself to form a welt as shown in 5 Alternatively, Fig. 3,the short skirt 3 may be attached atits upper edge direct to the bottom edge 4 of the jersey'and the latter for a short distance may be turned up within the jersey to form the band to the skirt and may be attached to the jersey by sewing as herembefore described.
In each of the above described arrangements the jersey and skirt are permanently connected together but according to a modificatio'n of the invention, provision is made whereby the short skirt may be detachably connected to the jersey so that when desired it may be changed.
The "skirt or lower portion of the garment usually becomes soiled more quickly than the jersey, hence the desirability of changing it as circumstances require.
Conveniently and as shown in Fig. 4: the point of attachment is on the lower inside part of the jersey and the two garments may be separately united by means of buttons 8 on the inside of the jersey engaging button holes 9 on the upper edge or band 5 of the short skirt, see Fig. 5, or vice versa, or as is obvious other forms of detachable fastenings such as snap fasteners of the glove fastener type or lacings or other equivalent and readily releasable devices may be employed.
In the alternative arrangement shown in Fig. 6 and which is suitable either for a detachable or permanent connection between the skirt and jersey the lower edge of the jersey 2 is formed with a double welt the upper edge of the skirt being inserted between the two welts P, 4: and sewn thereto or detachably secured by buttons or the like.
The double welt as will be-seen is formed by doubling the lower part of. the jersey back on itself three times. This detachability of the skirt considerably extends the adaptdown the back or front to facilitate putting on and taking off.
The skirt instead of being kilted as shown, may be gathered or flounced and may be made of other material than knitted fabric.
What I-claim then is An outer garment for children, comprise ing a knitjersey middy blouse, adapted to extend a substantial distance below the waist line and having a double welt at its lower edge, and a short skirt attached to the blouse at a point interior of the welts whereby the attaching means are concealed.
\ In testimony whereof I afiix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
E. N. LEWIS,