US 1966174 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
C. R. JONES BRASSIRE Filed Nov; 7, 1932 2 Sheets-Sheet l FIG. 1.
a n F INVENTOR. E. E cile Rf JEH-155 July 3Q, 1934.
gBuy l0, 1934.
C. R. JONES 1,966,174
BRASSIRE Y Filed NOV. 7, 1952 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 lNVENTOR.
Cecile R. JCmEE BY i Ma/Ma ATTORNEYS.
lFatenteti July l0, 1934i unirse stares PATENT orifice 3 Claims.
This invention relates to wearing apparel and more particularly to brassires and supports.
The primary object is to provide a novel brassire and support designed to compensate for movements of the body, as movements of the shoulders, movements while breathing, movements while rising from a seated position, and the like, so that the breasts of the wearer will not be cramper nor distorted by the brassire.
Another object is to provide such an article of wearing apparel which will support the breasts in a natural manner, in contradistinction to brassires which are adapted to flatten or distort the breasts.
Another object is to provide a novel brassire and support made from a pattern comprising but two portions, with the loss, in cutting of only a small proportion of material; the material being cut on the bias and secured together in such a way that the pull upon the material will not produce pressure upon the breasts of the wearer.
Another object is to provide such an article of wearing apparel which is relatively light weight, limited in its covering capacity, and which may 2 be folded into a neat, compact, and attractive article for vending, for instance, in a transparent envelope.
Another object is to provide a brassire and support wherein the shoulder straps will not tend to pull upon the material at the lower corners of the garment, a common fault of many such articles of wearing apparel.
Other objects and advantages of the invention will be apparent during the course of the following detailed description, taken in connection with the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification, and in which drawings:
Figure l is a perspective view of the novel brassire and support in position on the wearer as viewed from the front.
Figure 2 is a diagrammatic view of the brassire and support as viewed from the back of the wearer.
Figure 3 is a plan view of the pattern or sections forming the brassire and support.
Figure 4 is a perspective View of the novel article of wearing apparel removed.
Figure 5 is an enlarged sectional view substantially on the line 5 5 of Figure 4.
In the drawings, similar reference characters designate corresponding parts throughout the several views.
The improved and novel brassire and support is preferably made of pairs of sections l0 and 11 which are cut on the bias from a substantially triangular piece of suitable material and it is not necessary that the sections and l1 be wholly separated from each other, for the apices 12 and 13 of the two elongate darts 14 and 15 shown in Figure 3, need not quite meet. From 60 this figure it may also beseen that the two sections 10 and 11 have a common base line `16.
Each section 10 has a pair of inner, substantially straight edges 17 and 18 formed by the darts 14 and 15, and a short strap-attaching 05 edge 19 at the upper end of the section. This edge and the edge 17 forms an obtuse angle, as does the edge 18 and the base line or edge 16. The edge opposite the edges 17 and 18 is preferably straight for a portion of its length ad- 30 jacent the edge 19 and then curves gently toward the base line 16. However the material is cut off at the corner where the edges 20 `and 16 would meet, forming a strap-attaching edge 21. The material just above this edge 21 is cut into, 75 forming a relatively short dart 22 with its edges converging toward the corner formed by the edges 16 and 18.
As for the section 11, the same is somewhat like the section 10 insofar as the edges 17, 18 80 and 19 are concerned and these corresponding edges are numbered 17a, 18a and 19a. However the edge 23 of the section l1 which would correspond with the edge 20 of the section 10 projects outwardly intermediate its ends so that a 85 tongue 24 is formed. Below the tongue, the edge 23 curves inwardly and meets a substantially Vertical edge 25. 'I'his edge 25 does not correspond to the edge 21, since each serves a diierent function. The edge 25 meets the base 16 at its 90 lower end.
In assembling, a pair of sections l0 may be secured together as by stitching 26 along the inturned hems, as is well known in the art, with r the darts 22 closed by bringing the edges of the 9 darts together and stitching, as is also well known in the dressmaking art. A pair of sections 11 may be similarly secured together as by stitching 31 and then the two pairs of sections 10 and 11 attached to each other, biased as shown 10o in Figure 4, at the inturned edges 17, 17a and 18 and 18a. 'Ihus will be formed one portion 30 of the brassire. When a similar portion a is made, the two portions are overlapped so that l their base lines 16 project downwardly and lnwardly toward each other, the two lines intersecting intermediate their ends, as is well shown in Figure 4, so that a corner portion 32 of the material forming the portion 30 extends downwardly below the base line of the portion 30a o 5. line 16 forming the hypothenuse thereof. This,
as well as the fact that the two overlapping portions 30 and 30a are not secured in any way to each other along the base lines thereof, are important features of the brassire and support. While the two portions are secured together, as by stitching 33, along substantially the lower half of the edges 23 of each portion, the stitching is relatively remote from these corner portions 32 and 32a.
The two portions 30 and 30a form a pair of forwardly projecting pockets which may be said to be dened along a portion of their mouth by the stitching 33. The darts 22 prevent the breasts from crowding over the outer side edges of the brassire and aid in providing the rounded form of brassire desired.
An attaching member, such as a button 40 kor the like, is secured to the face of the corner portions 32 and 32a and is positioned substantially as shown in Figure 4.
A relatively narrow back strap 41 which may or may not be of elastic material, is attached at one end to each oi' the portions 30 and 36a at the edges 21 of the sections 10. The free ends of these straps 41 are provided with attaching members, such as ribbon loops 42 or the like, to be' looped over the buttons 40.
Shoulder straps 43 which may be or may not be oi elastic material, are provided. One is attached to each portion 30 and 30a at the edges 19 and 19a of the sections 10 and 11. The opposite ends of the straps .43 are each attached to a back strap 41 at points spaced from the ends of the latter and are not attached to the portions 30 and 30a themselves, except at the edges 19 and 19a. From Figure 2, it will be seen that these shoulder straps 43 drop naturally and substantially vertically over the back of the wearer and do not pull upon the back straps 41 which cross each other at the back.
The sections of the portions 30 and 30a, to
Vwhich the back straps are attached do not -extend over the back oi.' the wearer to any extent, and permit the wearing of a gown, low cut 1n the back.
The back straps 4l, as stated, cross each other at the back of the wearer, continue around the body and thus each back strap is secured. as by the buttons 40 and loops 42 to the portion to which its opposite end is secured.
Thus a garment is provided which does not tend to torce down the breasts of the wearer nor tend to press the breasts inwardly nor exert a pressure diagonally across the breasts, for the free material represented by the corner portions 32 and 32a and associated portions below the stitching 33, provides a pair of tongues which may move and undulate without causing any movement nor pressure to the portion above these tongues and the location and trend oi.' the darts 14 and 15 also allow for a rounding of the pockets so that there will be no transverse nor diagonal cramping, with respect to the wearers body, of the breasts. The pull, if any, of the back straps will be upon these tongues and the pull, if any, of the shoulder straps will be mainly upon the back straps, since the shoulder straps join the back straps some distance from the portions 30 and 30a. andy are secured to these portions only at the edges 19 and 19a.
The garment may be folded upon the seams 50, shown in Figure 4, with the portions l0 underneath, and the garment then placed within an envelope for sale, thus no unsightly creases in the material will be caused and the packaged article will take up but little room.
Various changes may be made to the form of invention herein shown and described without departing from the spirit ofthe invention or the scope of the claims.
What is claimed is:
1. In a brassire, two substantially triangular portions secured together with their base lines projecting downwardly and inwardly towards each other, said base lines intersecting each other intermediate their ends, and each portion provided with a plurality of darts with their apices substantially meeting.
2. In a brassire, two substantially triangular overlapping portions, each portion provided with a dart extending from the base line of said portion, a second dart extending from substantially the apex of said triangular portion towards said iirst dart, and a third dart extending from one of its sides toward the corner formed by its base line and a side edge of said iirst mentioned dart, said triangular portions overlapping one another and secured together with their base lines projecting downwardly and inwardly with the third mentioned dart at the outer side of the brassire.
3.1In a brassire, two substantially triangular overlapping portions with their base lines projecting downwardly and inwardly towards each other, said base lines intersecting each other intermediate their ends, with a corner of the material forming each one of said portions projecting below the base line of the other portion, and stitching securing said portions together along only the overlapping side edges of said portions, whereby a pair of movable tongues are provided below said stitching.
CECILE R. JONES.