US 1963334 A
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June 19, 1934. M. D. NEILSON 1,963,334
SLIP-0N GARMENT Filed Nov. 7, 1931 2 Sheets-Sheet l l v Irbvfilnfor: Mar-5 ei son. Kt'torneys.
June 19, 1934.
M. D. NEILSON 1,963,334 SLIP-ON GARMENT Filed Nov. 7, 1931 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Patented June 19, 1934 334 SLIB-ON GARMENT rm; D. Neilson, Minneapolis, Minn. Application November 7, 1931, Serial No. 573,551
* invention rlatestd slip on' "garments and hasfor its object to provide-agarmehtsuch a bloomerwithout side oi"-*seat opening" adapted tobe slipped up over the' form-"of thew'earer and having'a waistband"automaticallyadjust able to the waist of the wearer so that the same wilt-exercise" a firmand sufficient, but not a severely binding, grip about the waist to hold the bloomer in position.
Specifically it is an object of my invention to provide a bloomer of well-known construction wherein there will be a partial division along the median side lines of the garment extending down a sufficient distance, and wherein the waist will comprise pairs of overlapping cords orribbons (which may preferably be made of some elastic material) so connected as to be adapted to slide past one another along the tops of said median i-side openings, thus enabling the garment to be fitted to waists of widely varying dimensions without the necessity of closely-gripping larger waist lines, which is characteristic of such garments held in position by an elastic band extending all about the waist in a single closed loop.
In the drawings illustrating an application of my invention in one form,
Fig. 1 shows a slender model figure with my garment applied thereto viewed from the side. Fig.
'2 is a somewhat similar view illustrating the garment applied or being applied to a figure of larger waist line. Fig. 3 illustrates a part of the girdle showing the manner of attachment of the slidable elastic members. Fig. 4 is a plan view from above showing the overlapping bands. Figs.
5 and 6 show details. Fig. '7 is a pattern in plan of the rear portion of the garment for the form shown in Figs. 1 and 2. Fig. 8 is a side view of a manikin showing a different form of the garment in position on the wearer. Fig. 9 is a pattern view of the rear part and Fig. 10 pattern views of attachments to said rear part em ployed in the form of the garment shown in Fig. 8. Fig. 11 comprises patterns of the double 'front member employed in both forms. Fig. 12
is a fragmentary view of the side of a garment such as shown in Fig. 8 with the waist line expanded.
As illustrated, a garment 10 of the general I151 type shown in my Patent No. 1,487,971 has its ear portion 11 provided adjacent the waistline with extended portions illustrated at 12 and 13. From the points 14 on the side edges 15 of said rear portion, and from the points 16 on the side iii; edges 17, 18 on front members 19, 20, the respective side edges of front and back are sewed togethrfthe back side ed e-sf beingfulled 5r pleated from a 'to "b'to sew into corresponding but shorter portions from c to d' of 'side edlgle's lf l and 18 of frontmembers 19"an'd 20,1 The iri.
dian'edge's 25"and'26 of rronrmember's' and 20*a're sewed together along the median iihje eff thejfront of the garment," and the curved edges 23'and 24 arealso'sewedtogetlier, anu'dges 21 and 22 of the front members are sewed to the curved bottom edge 2'7 of the back, thus completing the garment.
In the forms shown in Figs. 3, 5 and 6, a waistband is formed of two tubular pieces 28 and 29, 28 being sewed along its bottom edge to the top edge 30 of the rear part 11, and 29 being sewed to the combined top edge 31-32 of the combined front part 19-20. A tape 33, preferably of elastic material, has its ends fastened at 34 and 35 to the ends of the front portion of the waistband 29 adjacent the flap or side opening indicated at 36 in Figs. 1, 2 and 3. Similarly, a tape or elastic 37 has its ends fastened to the ends of rear band member 28 at 38 and 39, respectively. As shown in Figs: 3, 4 and 5, button-holes or openings 40 and 41 are formed on the flap 44 of the front band member 29, so that when said flap 44 is turned in upon the body portion 45 the button-holes will be on the inside thereof. Similarly, button-holes or slits 42 and 43 are formed on the body portion 45 of rear band member 28, which button-holes will appear on the outside of said band member. The tape 33 connected with the ends of front band portion 29 passes through the button-hole openings 42 and 43 to the inner portion of the rear band member 28. Similarly, the tape 37 connected with the ends of the rear band member 28 passes through the inner button-hole openings 40 and 41 of the front band member 29. In their retracted positions the two tapes invisibly overlap, as clearly indicated in Fig. 1 and Fig. 3, while in their expanded positions the tapes draw through the button-holes or openings 40, 41 and 42, 43, re spectively, as clearly shown in Fig. 2, and also the modified form of Fig. 12.
In the form shown in Figs. 1 and 2, an uncovered gap as indicated at 36 may result. The form of Fig. 8 obviates this by sewing to the side edges indicated at 46 and 47 of rear member 50 shown in Fig. 9, extension pieces 48 and 49, the same being sewed along the curved edges 51 and 52. The respective front members are sewed into the rear member to the point marked g, which provides for an increased back portion, as clearly shown in Fig. 12. In this form the tapes indicated at 53 in Fig. 12 are sewed in respectively as follows,the rear tape running through the tubular portion of the rear band 28 being sewed at its ends to the front band 29, and the front tape running through the tubular portion of the front band 29 underneath the rear tape being sewed to the edges of the rear band 28.
The advantages of my invention in either of its forms will be apparent from the foregoing description. It enables the wearer to purchase bloomers which will snugly fit the waist without unnecessary or unpleasant gripping or pulling, and which will not through wear become too loose to be held in proper position, and which will be particularly comfortable in any position of the wearer, pleasing in appearance and effective for use under outer wearing apparel.
I claim: 7
1. A slip-on garment comprising back and front portions united so as to form a pair of longitudinal side openings at the sides of the garment extending across the waist of the garment downward, tubular waistband portions connected with the front and rear of the garment respectively and terminating at said openings, and elastic tapes extending through said waistband portions and fastened at their ends respectively to the ends of the opposite waistband portions.
2. A slip-on garment comprising 7 back and front portions united so as to form a pair of Iongitudinal side openings at the sides of the garment extending across the waist of the garment downward, tubular waistband portions connected with the front and rear of the garment respectively and terminating at said openings, and elastic tapes extending through said waistband portions and fastened at their ends respectively to the ends of the opposite waistband portions, said waistbands and tapes overlapping adjacent said openings.
3. A slip-o-n-garment embodying a bloomer' portion having legs which is provided with longitudinal openings extending across the waist of the garment and down along the center line of the sides of the two outside portions of the garment with material carried relatively by the front and rear portions of said garment adjacent said openings so as to overlap when the openings are closed or partially closed at the waistline, front and rear elastic tapes, the front tape having its ends connected to the rear member at the waistband beyond said openings, and the rear tape having its ends connected to the front member beyond said openings, said tapes overlapping across the extent of the upper portions of said openings. r
MARY D. NEILSON.