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Publication numberUS1845131 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 16, 1932
Filing dateJun 6, 1928
Priority dateJun 6, 1928
Publication numberUS 1845131 A, US 1845131A, US-A-1845131, US1845131 A, US1845131A
InventorsCurtius Florence M
Original AssigneeCurtius Florence M
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1845131 A
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GARMENT Filed June 6, 1928 Ii -t. 9 j w 5025/1 55 fi/P r/ms,

Patented Feb. 16,1932

: FLORENCE M, 1 ouR' 'IUs, or- INDIANAPOLIS; INDIANA A i GARMENT L Application mea J et, 192s. Serial: No; 283,190,

The object ofmy invention is to provide a garment preferably madeof two pieces so designed that when united they will form'a trim and neat fitting article of apparel of simple and durable character which will be correctly balanced toconform. to the contour of the person and therefore not be subjected to unnecessary straining'during wear.

In'the accompanying "drawings, which form a part hereof,' Figure 1 is a pattern View of the unassembled 'members of the garment; Fig. 2 an "elevation showing the members united; Fig. 8 a p'erspectivefofthe completed garment"; "Fig; 4t a perspective showing the application of the garment to the body, and Fig. 5 is a patternviewof one of the blanks showing the line' of fold.

The garment illustrated is commonly known as a step-in designed to be readily slipped onto the wearer andffitting vabout the trunk and legs, and which garment is designed to Comfortably fit the person, as by cutting the material in accordance with the pattern designs illustrated, the-re will be no excess nor bagging effect of such material to disrupt its re'gularityin form. e

'-As illustrated in the drawings, the numeral 5 indicates the material forming the section or member of-the garment for the right side, and 6 the member for the left side, each member embodying a waist-line edge 7, 8, beginningat 9, 10., at theback and out at'an angleto the corner 11, 12, Where such edge merges with a deeply curvededge' 13,144, terminating at the corner 15,16, from which point'thestraight 'edge17, 18, is cut bias and recedes -to: the lower edge 19, 20,"of

each section, which lower edges may becutf ,r square or finished in an ornamental design by-scalloping or otherwisem Beginning at the corner 9, 10, thet inneredge' of the material is cut at a straight angle f21,22,?termi-' nating at the corner'28, 2 1,- and merging .with the angular orbia's'edge 25, 26, which: is cut straight and extends to the lower edge,

iks thus described it willbe understoodthat the section 5 constitutesthe member for the right side of the garment, the angular edge"- 21 of which is sewed to the corresponding edge 22 section 6 comprising the member for the'left side,-a 'nd the resulting seam from such connection lying medianly of the back. The member 5 is then folded upon itself so that thestraight cut edges 17 and 25 will meet from corner to corner and are sewed together from thecorner 1'5 to the lower edge 19, thus forming theleg element of the garment member for the right side. In a similar manner 1 er comprising the left side of the front po-rtionof the body, the resultant seam, extending-from the waist line into the crotch,

so that as thus fabricated the garment is of a I comfortable and trim fit necessitating but a slight amount of-seaming, without excess material in any part'of its make-up, and therefore bagging or wrinkling is prevented, as

the garment trimly encases' and at all times conforms to the movements of the body With-r out straining thematerial, and whichis seamless at each of its outer sides. It will be observed thatby' cutting the waist edge from back to front at the'angledescribed the material when folded, and when the deeply so A curved and straight out bias edgeshave been stitched,"wil l so develop the form of the gar ment that .its front portion will have the proper fullness tofit the abdomen, and such waist edge will assume the correct Aline throughout its circumference to properly girdle the waist, It will be further understood'of'course that the exposed edges of the waist and legs of the garment may be hemmed or otherwise finished, and in Fig. 3 Ihave shown thatthe legs may be plainly finished as indicated in dotted lines or maybe scalloped or' otherwiseornamented, as at 28. 7 And in order'to provide a neat fit about the waist,

darts, 30, may be employed, extending from the waist line, as indicated in Fig. 4. The

curve of the edges 13 and ltconstitutes' the crotch curve of the garment when the blanks are sewed up. and this crotch curve is such that it extends parallel with the crotch of the body of the wearer and the curved edge is of such a length that when the garment is sewed up the leg seams formed by the joining of the edges 17 and and 18 and 26 he behind and to the rear of the center inner line of the leg.. As a matter of fact thisis well toward the rear of the leg. Furthermore, the length of the lines 21 and 22 is such that the points 23 and 24c meet the points 15 and 16 and the rear portion of the garment lies. parallel with the body lines clear in and beneath the crotch. As a result of this deep and long crotch curve, a practicallyperfect fitting garment is produced without fullness at any point.

In practice I have demonstrated that a garment for the purpose herein disclosed not only has the advantages of simplicity and inexpensiveness in manufacture, and trimly and comfortably fittingthe wearer, but I am also enabled to utilize such structure in the development of a variety of garments such as bloomer's'w-ith extended legs, brassieres, and other combinations, by connecting the same to my improved garment. I I am aware that garments of the bloomer type are made from two pieces of material the edges of which are cut in curves which when sewn together produce a garment of extreme fullnessv in the rear and front so that the g'armentas ,a

whole will be of a roomy and therefore bulky 7 character to permit freedomof movement in sitting and when stretching the legs, but as hereinbefore disclosed my improvement is in 'contradistinction to such garment, as I produce an under garment having no surplus material to provide fullness but which by the peculiar straight out formation ofthe edges of its members, when sewed together, will re suit in a structure to snugly'fit about the body.

and closely con-form to its contour, yet permitting unrestricted freedomof the movements of'the body and legs, and being of uniform smoothness and trimness of fit .in all its parts will ensure proper the; outer apparel.

f I claim as my invention :1

and neat fitting of d 1; A garment composed of two pieces of material each embodying a waistline edge extending 1n inclined direction from rear to front, 'a deeply curved edge merging with the front gtermination'of the waist' line. and

seamed to the oppositecurved edge, 'an angularly straight out edge receding from the d termination of said curved edge, a lower edge,

a' straight cut bias "edge extending upwardly trom the terminus of the lower edge and seamed to the receding edge, and an angularly straight cut edge merging with said bias edge and mergingat its upper end with the rear terminus of the waist line and seamed" to the corresponding opposite edge the length of sa d curvededge and the depthof its'curve being such as to place the meeting point Of said receding edge and biased edge to the rear of the inner center line of the leg of the garment.

2. A garment composed of .two members each embodying a waist line edge, an angularly cut edge merging with the rear terminus of the waist line edge ofeach member and securedto each other togform the back of the garment, a downwardly inclined straight cut edge merging with said angularly cut edge, a. deeply curved' edge merging with the front terminus of the waist line, a bias straight out edge merging with said curved edge, said member'being folded so that said bias edge 1 will registerj with the downwardly inclined edge,means' ior securing the angularly and downwardly inclined edges together to form a'leg element, and ineans for securing the curved edges of both members together to form the front portion ofthe garment the direction to the latter,--a deeply curved edge merging with the frontlend of the waist line edge seamed to the-correspondingly curved edge of the opposite member, and an inclined straight cut edge merging with the curved edge and recedingtherefrom to theloweredge of the member'and seamed-tor said-bias edge the length of said curved edge and the depth of itscurve being such as to position the meeting point ofthe biased edge andreceding edge at a point to the rear of the inner center line of the leg; v

4. A garment composed of two pieces of material each "embodying a' waistline edge extending in-inclined direction from rear to front, a dart in the garment eXtendin-gidownwardly from the waist line edge for; conforming. the garment to the shape of the body, a

deeply curved-edge merging with the front termination of the waist line andsea-med -to the curvededge of the opposite member, an

angularly straight out edge receding from the termination of said curved edge, alower edge,

a straightcut bias edge extending upwardly from the terminusof -the vlower edge and seamed to said recedingedge, and an angularlyv straight out edge merging with-said bias.

edge and merging at its upper end with the rear terminus of the waist line-and seamed to the'corresponding straight edge of the.

opposite member, said curvededge being o f such lengthand curvature as to po'sitionthe meeting point of the recedin edge and biased edge at a point to the rear of the inner center 7 diverging edges being sewed together and f formmg a leg seam the curved edges of each blank being sewed together and the curve of said curved edges being ofsuch a depth as to bring said leg seam to the rear of the inner center line of the leg.

6. A body garment formed of two blanks each having at waist line edge, anedge having a crotch curve parallel with the crotch curve of the body, an inclined substantiallystraight, edge merging with the crotch curve edge and receding therefrom to the lower edge of the blank and a second edge extending from the lower edge of the blank and diverging therefrom, said receding and diverging edges being sewed together and forming a leg seam, the curved edges of the two blanks being sewed together and said curved edges being of'such a length as to bring said seam to the rear of the inner center line of the'leg. 7. A body garment formed of two blank each having awaistline edge, a curved edge merging into the waist line, an inclined substantially straight edge merging with the curved edge and receding therefrom to the lower edge of the blank, and a second edge extending from the lower edge of the blank and diverging therefrom, said receding and diverging edges being sewn together and forming a leg, the curved edges of the opposite blanks being sewed together, said curved edge being of such alength as to bring the leg seam to the rear of the inner center line of the leg and the distance from the termination of said diverging edge to the waist line being such as to cause the material tofollowthe FLORENCE M. cURTIUs.

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U.S. Classification2/407, D02/712
International ClassificationA41B9/04, A41B9/00
Cooperative ClassificationA41B9/04
European ClassificationA41B9/04