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Publication numberUS1615922 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 1, 1927
Filing dateJul 30, 1925
Priority dateJul 30, 1925
Publication numberUS 1615922 A, US 1615922A, US-A-1615922, US1615922 A, US1615922A
InventorsWilliams Edward T
Original AssigneeMerit Underwear Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Union suit
US 1615922 A
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1 1927' T. WILLIAMS UNION SUIT Filed July 30, 1925- Patented Feb. 1, 1927.




This invention relates to improvements in underwear and it pertains more particularly to a union suit intended for use by women.

The object in the present invention is to provide a suit in which the ease and comfort about the hips is easily and surely accomplished, without subjecting the garment to an unusual strain,

The invention contemplates the insertion of a curved or crescent shaped piece of material in the rear of the suit at the point where the body and leg portions meet, that is, just above the rear opening.

A further feature of the invention is the cutting of this curved piece from the blank while cutting the suit, so that there is no time or material required to supply this curved insert, it being what would ordinarily be a piece of the waste material or cuttings.

The invention is more fully described in the following specification and clearly illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which- Figure 1 is a rear View of my-complete garment.

Figure 2 is a view showing the blank, as it is cut to form the crotch and Figure 3 shows how this piece, cut from the blank, will be utilized to form the insert in the suit.

The numeral 1 designates the body and 2 the leg portions of the suit. The numeral 3 designates the curved insert as it appears when sewed into position at the top of the rear crotch opening.

In cutting the garment, as indicated in Figure 52, the piece 5 is cut out from the folded, material, and this piece with very slight cutting will be shaped into the curved insert 3, which is then sewed into position immediately above the crotch opening, as indicated in Figure 1. The numeral 6 designates the gussets, of which there are two as usual, but which are slightly wider than usual, and are attached to the leg portions of the garment after the garment has been spread to increased width at the rear, which will bring the gusset seams to either side of the vertical centre of the garment, thus materially increasing the width of the rear or seat portion. This spreading of the garment is possible because of the V-shaped cut 7 in the blank, and it will give the desired additional scat width while allowing the front of the garment to remain the same.

The invention is extremely simple, but in proportion to its simplicity it is extremely useful, particularly when used in garments for large women or those in which unusual width of hip is required.

The act of cutting the piece 5 from the blank will form a substantially V-shaped opening or cut therein and will of course produce the curve in the rear of the body and into which the insert 3 is later to be placed, so that this one cut will supply the piece and provide the curved attaching edge for it on the garment. The garment is made up as follows :-The tubular piece of knitted fabric is laid flat as at A in Figure 2, and the out 7 made along one folded edge, thus producing the V-shaped opening, 7, shown when the tubular member is opened, as at- B in Figure 2. The tube is then cut from the bottom of the opening 7 to the lower edge of the body and this forms the edges along which the gussets 6 are to be attached at the rear of thegarment. These cut edges are then separated, and moved away from the centre, bringing them approximately to the position indicated in Figure 1, by the lines 1.1, thus throwing the seams to both 1 sides of the centre, instead of directly at the centre.

The piece 3, which has been cut from the scrap piece 5, produced when the cut 7 was made, is inserted horizontally just above the seat opening, as indicated in Figure 1.

It will be noted that, the throwing of both seams 11 to the sides of the centre, will give just that much aditional seat width, and that by reason of this mode of attaching the gussets, and the insertion of the piece 3, a slight additional elasticity is obtained at this point.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is The method of making a union suit which comprises cutting a sector shaped piece lengthwise from a knitted tubular member, with its arcuete portion transverse of the tubular member, then cutting an insert having a curved edge, from said piece lengthwise thereof and inserting it into the cut-out portion with the curved edge united to the arcuate edge of the cut-out, and securing gusset-s in said cut-out with a long edge of each gusset secured to an edge of the cut-out and a short edge of each gusset secured to 1 the opposite edge of the insert.

In testimony whereof I'nFfiixlny signature.


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US5093932 *Sep 17, 1990Mar 10, 1992Maureen DoyleExamination garment
U.S. Classification2/78.2
International ClassificationA41B9/00, A41B9/08
Cooperative ClassificationA41B9/08
European ClassificationA41B9/08