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Publication numberUS1821185 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 1, 1931
Filing dateNov 28, 1928
Priority dateNov 28, 1928
Publication numberUS 1821185 A, US 1821185A, US-A-1821185, US1821185 A, US1821185A
InventorsMichael Luery
Original AssigneeMichael Luery
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1821185 A
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M. LUERY Sept. 1, 1931.

GARMENT Filed Nov. 28. 1928 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 E10 777557 mzaa/illm Sept. 1, 1931. M. LUERY 1,821,185

GARIENT Filed Nov. 28, 1928 2 Shoots-Sheet 2 l atented Sept. 1, 193i MICHAEL LUEH Y, OI-IIGI-5.GO, ILLINOIS GARMENT Application filed November 28, 1828. Serial No. 322,31 1.

My invention relates in general to garments. t relates more particularly to a ladys garment for useful wea in which an apron and dress are provided in combination.

. The principal object of my invention is the provision of an improved ladys outer garment for useful wear.

Another object is the provision of an improved garment having an apron and housedress in combination.

Another object is the provision of an apron dress combination wherein the apron appears substantially as part of the dress.

Another object is the provision of such a if garment so arranged that either the dress or apron can be worn one without the other.

Another object is the provision of an apron dress combination which in actual use is extremely practical and suited to the purpose F2? for which it is intended.

According to the main features of the invention the apron and dress are produced from material having exactly the same pat tern, or harmonizing with each other. F or 3 example the apron might match the trimming of the dress rather than the dress material itself but the arrangement is always such that a uniform result is obtained or as if the apron and dress were in fact one gar- L ment.

In its preferred form the apron is formed of rubberized material and the dress of ordinary washable material but the combination being arranged so that the two materials look exactly alike. The apron has snap fasteners or other suitable means for securing it to the dress, and the corresponding fasteners on the dress are adapted to be concealed under the usual dress trimming e. g. the collar, shoulder straps etc. The apron is arranged to fasten snugly across the front and this is accomplished bydisposing the ordinary tying straps in an unusual way.

Referring now to the drawings:

Fig. 1 is a front elevation of a dress embodying the features of my invention;

Fig. 2 is a rear View of the dress;

Fig. 3 is a sectional view through the dress and apron showing one way in which the apron straps are fastened;

Fig. l shows the manner in which the apron can be worn alone, and

Figs. 5 to 7 inclusive are modifications of the dress wherein, however, the same general combination is employed. 1*

Referring first to Figs. 1 to a inclusive the combination herein disclosed comprises a dress A and apron B. The dress A has the usual body portion 10, collar 11, sleeves 12- 12 and ornamental straps 1313 which are employed in certain types of dresses to give a panelled effect. A. dress so formed is in all respects a standard usual type of dress. The apron comprises a body portion 14, bib 16 and bib straps 1717 properly dimensioned. The bib straps are provided with 60 snap fasteners 1818 which are adapted to engage complementary fasteners 1919 car ried on the dress at a proper location under the straps 13. in this way the top of the apron is secured to the dress so as to foun in effect a substantially integral portion thereof. p i

For securing the lower part of the apron tight against the wearersbody straps 21-21 are secured to the rear of the dress and are adapted to engage through loops 2222 in the edges of the body portion of the apron and the straps then pulled tight and formed into a knot 23 so that the apron is pulled taut against the wearers body. The straps maybe made in two parts as shown in Fig. 2, or a single strap may be secured to the back of the dress as shown in Fig. 3. i 5

In tho arrangen'ient for securing the body portionof the apron it is noteworthy that the straps 21 are secured to the dress at points behind any point which themembers 22 will reach so that by extending the straps forward and then bringing them back to form the knot the apron can be pulled as tightly as the wearer wishes.

I do not confine myself to any particular style or arrangement either in the dress or apron. In the apron style shown the bottom is rounded. and a usual type of pocket 24 serving a useful as well as ornamental purpose is provided. The straps 21 may be employed in any proper fashion when the apron 1W1 is not used, all this varying in accordance with the style of the dress. For wearing the apron alone a yoke 26 may be provided having fasteners 2727 at the ends thereof for cooperating with the fasteners 18 on the bib straps 1717 of the apron. Vdhen employing the yoke 26 any suitable means may be pro vided for engaging in the loops 22 to hold the body portion of the apron. Most house dresses are provided with straps of some kind which under most circumstances will be found to cooperate with the loops in a satisfactory manner. It is to be understood that my apron is not designed primarily for use alone but in the combination and it is used alone more or less by way of emergency.

The styles of dress, etc., shown in Figs. 5 to 7 inclusive are different than that shown in Fig. 1 and for this reason some of the details of the invention are slightly modified while still employing the same general idea. F or this reason I shall not describe these figures in detail but only point out such differences as are present over Fig. 1. In Fig. 5 the bib straps 17 are secured to a specially designed collar 31 having fasteners 32 for cooperating with the fasteners of the apron. The collar 31 appears as a standard part of the dress and although slightly larger than the other collars is not unusual as a trimming and so conceals the connection between the dress and apron that a substantially uniform result is produced. I

. In the form shown in Fig. 6 pockets 33-83 are provided with the usual type of flaps to which fasteners 36-86 are secured for engaging the corresponding fasteners on the pron. At the times that the apron is not worn the pockets Mare just like any other pockets in a usual type of housedress.

In Fig. 7 shoulder straps 3737 hang over the shoulders of the dress and have their bottom ends unattached to the dress and pro vided with fasteners 3838 for engagement with the fasteners on the apron. Similarly in this form when the apron is not used shoulder straps appear as a usual type of trimming and the dress has a proper appearance when worn alone.

The styles of garments shown in the draware illustrative of a large number of arran cuts which may be employed all in ac ce with the invention and utilizing the standard trimming of the dress for securing the ap on eto and in which a rubberized apron fabric is employed and pulled with proper tautness across the body of the wearer so as to afford the proper kind of protection to the dress. As far as the snap fasteners are concerned I may employ any kind of fastening members in place thereof such for example as buttons and buttonholes, hooks and eyes or any of the usual members of this kind used to fasten clothing. For these reasons although I have described several details of my invention and shown several forms I am not restricted to any of the details or forms shown, but the invention is limited only by the scope of the appended claims.

What I claim as new and desire to protect by Letters Patent of the United States is:

1. In a combination garment dress, a pair of ornamental straps extending from the shoulder to the waistline and being attached to the dress at the shoulder and waist line leaving unattached intermediate portions, a fastening device secured to the dress under each of said intermediate portions, an apron having a pair of straps extending laterally underneath said unattached portions and having cooperating fastening means for attachment to said fastening devices.

2. In combination garment dress, a pair of ornamental straps extending from the shoulder to the waistline and being attached to the dress at the shoulder and waistline leaving unattached intermediate portions, a f toning device secured to the dress under each of said intermediate port-ions, an apron having a pair of straps extending laterally underneath sai d unattached portions and having cooperating fastening means for attachment to said fastening devices, a pair of loops on the sides of the apron, and a belt MICHAEL LUERY.

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U.S. Classification2/74, 2/48
International ClassificationA41D13/04
Cooperative ClassificationA41D13/04
European ClassificationA41D13/04