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Publication numberUS1703808 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 26, 1929
Filing dateMay 15, 1928
Priority dateMay 15, 1928
Publication numberUS 1703808 A, US 1703808A, US-A-1703808, US1703808 A, US1703808A
InventorsWright Anne
Original AssigneeWright Anne
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1703808 A
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Feb. 26, 1929.

A. WRIGHT GARMENT Filed May 15, 1928 Patented Feb. 26, 1929.



Application filed May 15, Serial No. 277,877.

The invention relates to new and useful improvements in garments, and more particularly to the construction of a garment whereby the sleeve is attached to the body portion.

An object of the invention is to provide an attaching means for joining the sleeveto the body portion of the garment which is substantially concealed from view, and wherein the arms of the wearer are given absolute freedom for swinging.

A further object of the invention is to provide an inserted fabric section for joining the sleeve to the body portion of the garment, whichinserted portion of fabric'is within'the garment and normally concealed from view, and wherein said inserted portion is so joined to thebod fabric that it will in ,part be drawn out by t 1e forward swinging of the arm, and will return to substantially concealed position when the arm is in normal position.

These and other objects will in part be obvious and will in part behereinafter more fully disclosed.

In the drawings which show by way of illustration one embodiment of the invention- Figure 1 is a view from the back, showing a garment embodying the invention;

Fig. 2 is an enlarged view with parts broken away to show the construction and arrangement of the inserted portion;

Fig. 3 is a view similar to Fig. 2, showing the arm of the wearer swung forward, and the inserted fabric joining the sleeve to the body permitting such movement;

Fig. 4 is a view showing the shape of the blank which is folded to form the inserted fabric section, and

Fig. 5 is a view of the same folded as it is stitched into the garment.

The invention relates to a garment, and more particularly to the construction of the garment whereby the sleeve is joined to the body portion. applicable to a blouse or similar garment.

shoulder line to a point adjacent the under arm seam, is not directly attached to the body portion of the garment, but is joined to an inserted fabric section. This fabric section is folded and is shaped so that the upper portion of the folded fabric section is joined to the yoke seam for a distance back from the armhole. The other edge of the folded fabric is stitched to the body garment along The invention is especially the armhole. The lower portion of the inserted fabric is stitched into the underarm seam for a distance away from the armhole. The fold in this insertedv portion ofthe fabric is, therefore, located at a distance back from the armhole. When the arm is in normal position, this inserted folded portion of fabric is entirely within the garment and the edge of the sleeve and the edge of the armhole in the body portion of the garment are substantially coincident, so that the inserted folded fabric is .concealed from view. When Referring more in detail to the drawings,

the invention is shown as applied to a ladys blouse consisting of a yoke or back portion 1, a back 2 and sleeves 3, 3. The garment is of the usuai form, except as to the manner of joining the sleeves to the body portion/of the garment at the back. The yoke 1 is jointed to the back 2 along the line 4, 4 which will be referred to as the yoke seam. The back -is joined to the front portion of the blouse by an under arm seam 5. The sleeve is joined to the body portion of the blouse from the point 4 over the shoulder and down .the front to the point 6 where the under arm seam begins. From the point 6, however, to the point 4, along the back portion of the garment, the sleeve is'not directly joined to the back 2. There is an inserted fabric section which joinsthe sleeve to the back or.- tion of the garment. This inserted 'fa' ric section is shown in Figures 4 and 5, and is indicated by the numeral 7. The blank The sleeve from a point adjacent the yoke or' forming the inserted fabric section is substantially straight along the line 8, 8. The sides of the blank to the points 9, incline away from each other slightly, and the lower edges of the blank are tapered and joined at the point 10. The blank is folded as shown in joined to the body. This is done by stitching 1n the usual way. The folded over ortions along the line 8, 8 are stitched into t e oke seam lying alon the line 4, 4. The f ded over portions a ong the lines 9 to 10 are stitched together and into the under arm scam in the usual way.

Referring to Figures 2 and 3, it will be noted that when this folded fabric section is stitched into the garment in the manner above stat-2d, the sleeve between the points 4 and 6 is joined to one of the edges of the inserted portion, while the body fabric between the oints 4 and 6 is joined to the other edge of t is inserted portion. The fold line in the two edges of the inserted portion of fabric are substantially in a line, and this is the sleeve line extending from 4 to 6, and therefore, the entire inserted fabric portion is concealed from View. This is apparent from the position of the sleeve at the left in Fig. 1. When, however, the arm is swung forward, as indicated at the right in Fig. 1, and also in Fig. 3, then the sleeve between the points 4 and 6 will pull out the inserted fabric portion, and all strain on' the stitching which se-v cures the sleeve to the body of the garment is avoided. When the arm returns to normal position, the garment along the yoke line and the under arm seam, will return to normal and this draws the inserted fabric portion back into the position where it is concealed from view.

It Wlll be apparent from the above that the lnserted portion'of the garment is the sole means which is attached to the garment to tails of construction and the arrangement of the parts ma be made without departing from the spirlt of the invention as set forth in the appended claim. A, Having thus described the invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure byLetters- Patent, is

. A garment including a body portion, a sleeve, and a folded inserted fabric portion joining the sleeve to said body portion in the regions extending from the yoke at the back to the under arm seam, said inserted fabric portion-being located within the body portionof the garment, the upper end of said inserted fabric portion being joined to the yoke seam, and the lower end of said inserted fabric portion being joined to the under arm seam, whereby the fold line in the inserted fabric portion is spaced away from the arm seam. r

In testimony whereof, I afiix my signature.


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U.S. Classification2/115, D02/840, 2/125, 2/DIG.400
International ClassificationA41D27/10
Cooperative ClassificationA41D27/10, Y10S2/04
European ClassificationA41D27/10