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APPLICATION FILED 001.115.1911.
1,258,591. Patented Mar. 5, 1918.
' INVENTUR e/ulaaa Me a A TTORNEY8 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
JULIUS MEYER, OF NEW YORK, N. Y., ASSIGNOR TO MEYER BROS., OF NEW YORK, N. Y., A FIRM COMPOSED OF JULIUS MEYER, ADOLF MEYER, MAX MEYER, AND'PAUL MEYER.
Application filed October 16, 1917.
To aid who/a it may concern:
3c it known that I, JULiUs MnYnn, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of the city of New York, borough of Manhattan, in the county and State of New York, have invented a new and Improved Skirt, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.
The inveiution relates to garments and its object is to provide a new and improved skirt or pctticoat arranged to permit convenient donning, also devoid of any placket liable to open when the garment is worn. Another object is to provide pockets, the openings of which are .iuconspicuous and hence do not detract from the general appearance of the skirt.
In order to accomplisn the desired result, use is made of a skirt body having an integral waist of unbroken continuity, the body having folds at the sides, and means for closing and opening the folds, the folds when open providing a large opening at the waist for donning the skirt and the folds when closed reducing the opening to conform to the waist of the wearer. Use is also made of a belt having its middle portion attached to the waist of the body intermediate the said side folds, the forward detached portions of the belt extending across the upper ends of the folds, and fastening means detachably connecting the said detached belt portions to the front waist portions of the skirt. Use is further made of pockets extending on the inside of the said body and having their entrance openings at the folds.
A practical embodiment of the invention is represented in the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification, in which similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the views.
F igure 1 is a perspective view of the skirt as applied and completely opened up at the front;
Fig. 2 is a similar view of the same with the belt closed at the front;
Fig. 3 is a similar view of the skirt as worn, parts being shown in section;
Fig. 4 is a perspective view of the skirt with the front opened up and the belt closed;
Fig. 5 is a plan view of the skirt with the waist and belt in closed position; and
Fig. 6 is an elevation of the inner portion of one side of the skirt.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Mar. 5, 1918.
Serial No. 196,871.
The body 10 of the skirt is provided with a waist 11 .of unbroken continuity and preferably formed of the same material as the body. The sides of this body 10 are provided with folds 12 each approximately triangular in shape with the base 13 at the waist 11 and the apex 1-1 a distance down at the corresponding side. Each fold 12 is provided at the ends of the base 13 with fastening members 15, 16, preferably hooks and eyes, for fastening the ends of the fold together with a view to close the same, as plainly indicated in Figs. 3 and 5. lVhen the folds 12 are open then the waist provides an opening considerably in excess of the opening required to properly lit the waist on the wearers body and this wide opening permits of conveniently donning the skirt. lVhcn the skirt is donned the fastening devices 15 and 16 are connected with each other to close the folds and thus fit the waist 11 snugly on the wearers body.
A belt 20 has its middle portion sewed or otherwise secured to the back of the skirt body 10 at the waist 11 thereof, the said attached portion of the belt extending intermediate the side folds 12. The free detached portions 21 and of the belt 20 are provided at their terminals with fastening devices such as hooks and eyes, for closing the belt. at the front of the wearers waist, as plainly indicated in Fig. The detached portions 21 and 22 are provided at their outer faces with fastening members 25 adapted to engage fastening members 26 arranged on the inner face of the front portion .01 the waist 11 so as to snugly hold the front portion of the waist 11 in position on the detached portions 21 and 22 of the belt after the latter is closed thereby insuring an exceedingly snug fit around the wearers waist. The fastening members 25 and 26 are preferably of the stud and socket type. It will be noticed that when the folds 12 are opened and the detached portions 21 and 22 of the belt 20 are disconnected then the skirt can be readily placed in position, as shown in Fig. 1, after which the detached portions 21 and 22 of the belt 20 are closed by engaging the fastening devices 23 with each other, as shown in Fig. 2. The user now closes the folds 12 by engaging the fastening members 15 and 16 with each other to close the folds, and then the fastening members 25 and 26 are engaged with each other to securely hold the front portion of the waist 11 on the free detached portions 21 and 22 of the closed belt. It is understood that the closing of the fiolds'may follow the attaching of the front portion of the Waist 11 to the detached por tions 21 and 22 of the belt 20 if so desired by the user.
From the foregoing it will be seen that the skirt is completely devoid'of a placket or plackets, such as now generally used on skirts and which plackets are liable to open to the discomfort of the wearer. It Will be noticed thateven should one of the folds '12 become opened it will not disclose any undergarment and it also Will not interfere with the proper support of the skirt on the waist ofthe wearer as the belt 20 holds the skirt inposition .on the Waist of the wearer.
Each side of the skirt body 10 is preferably provided with a pocket 30 arranged on the inside of the skirt body and having its opening or mouth 31 at the median line of the corresponding fold 12, the mouth 31 extending from the apex i l of the fold upward to within a distance of the base 13 of the fold, as will be readily understood by reference to Figs. 1, .2 and It will be no 'ticed that when the folds 12 are closed the mouth 31 of the pockets 30 are completely hidden by the overlapping members of the folds and hence the pockets do not detract from the general appearance of the skirt.
The upper portion of the back of the skirt body 10 is preferably shirred in the usual manner, as indicated in Fig. 4-.
Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent 1. A skirt, comprising a body having a Waist of unbroken continuity, the body hav ing folds at the sides, means for closing and opening the folds, the folds when open providing an extensively enlarged waist for donning the skirt each fold being, approximately triangular in shape with the apex lowermost and the base at the waistband, each fold being adapted to double up along the median line, and a belt having its middle port-ion attached to the back of theskirt at the inner face of the Waist, the attached portion of the belt extending intermediate the said side folds, fastening devices at the terminals of the free detached portions of the belt for closing and opening the belt at the front, and fastening devices for connecting with and disconnecting the said detached belt portions from the front portion of the said waistband.
2. A skirt, comprising a body having a Waist of unbroken continuity,the body having folds at the sides, means for closing and o iening the folds, the folds when open providing an extensively enlarged waist for donning the skirt, the folds being approximately triangular in shape with the apex lowermost and the base at the Waistband,
each fold being adapted to double up along the median line, and a belt having its middle portion attached to the back of the skirt at the inner face ofthe waist, the attached portion of the belt extending intermediate the said side folds, fastening devices at, the terminals of the free detached portions of the belt for closing and opening the belt at the front, and pockets on the inside of the body and each having its opening at the median lines of the folds and extending upward from the apex of the fold and terminating a distance below the waistband and the belt.
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