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Nov. 19, 1935. Y F. R, COLE 2,021,714
GARMENT Filed May l0, 1934 F/gd FLORENCE R. COLE IN V EN TOR.
A TTORNEY Patented Nov. 19, 1935 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE)A 1 Claim.
This invention relates to improvements in garments and has for its particular purpose to provide means for protecting the upper part of the trunk of the body of the wearer against cold. Another object of the invention is to accomplish the desired end in, a simple and most economical manner which will in no way obstruct the free movement of the body. Another object is to provide a garment of this kind which does not materially differ in outward appearance from the usual garment, but lends itself to constructions through which also novel ornamental effects can be achieved. While a garment such as is made the subject matter of this application is especially adapted for use as anight dress for children, the
improvements may also be embodied in forms other than shown, pajamas, for instance, and may further be employed for adults garments, as well.
The invention will be best understood from a consideration of the following detailed description taken in connection with the accompanying drawing forming part of this specication, with the understanding, however, that the invention is not conned to any strict conformity with the showing of the drawing, but may be changed or modified so long as such changes or modiiications mark no material departure from the salient features of the invention as. expressed in the appended claim.
In the drawing:
Fig. 1 is a front View of a garment embodying diagrammatically a preferred formof my invention;
Fig. 2 is a sectional view taken along the plane of line 2-2 in Fig. 1; and
Fig. 3 is a sectional View taken along the plane of line 3-3 in Fig. l.
Like numbers of reference denote similar parts throughout the several Views and the following specication.
I is a garment consisting substantially of a body portion II, and sleeves I2. I3 is a central neck opening, having preferably, a slit I4 at its front to permit the wearers head to pass therethrough. y
The material out of which the garment I0 is made is, preferably, a single thickness of a flannel or similar heat retaining material. Upper parts I5 and upper parts I6 of the sleeves of the body portion are made of double thicknesses of, preferably, the same material. This second layer Y is stitched to the layer out of which the garment is made, directly to the marginal ends of the different segments making up the garment. The
two layers may be joined together by any of the conventional methods well known in the art. In Fig. 2, the ends are simply stitched together as at Il and I8, while at the joint where the sleeve is set into the body, the layers may be stitched to- 5 gether, by a welted seam. Any of the usual methods of stitching, of course, may be used.
Below the slit I4 at the front of the garment is a flap I9, also, preferably, made of double layers of flannel, stitched to one side longitudinally of the slit at 20. The flap is free from the garment at the opposite side of the. slit for the purpose of putting the garment on the wearer. The outside of the garment may be buttoned to the top of the flap as shown in Fig. 1 at 2 I. Any 15 convenient form of fastening means may, of course, be employed, such as snaps, buttons and button holes, lacing or the like. Instead of in the front, the slit I4 or its equivalent may be placed at the side of the neck opening in one of the shoulder portions, or it may be omitted entirely.
It is clearly apparent from an inspection of Fig. 1 that the garment being made of double layers of material about the upper part of the torso of the wearer and around the sleeves, will Z5 effectively protect the wearer from cold, while the lower depending portion of the body and the terminals of the sleeves are made of single layers covering these extremities in the usual manner.
By using the same material, the usual appearance of a conventional garment is retained, which is still further brought out by the absence of any noticeable stitching across the segments making up the different double layer thicknesses in the garment, these stitches occurring only at the marginal ends. The garment can be manufactured most economically and with the least possible waste, because the same material is used for both layers. By providing the seams between the single and double layers with piping in the manner well known in the art, novel ornamental effects may be achieved.
The additional layers of material which form practically an auxiliary jacket may be placed either inside or outside of the garment. The garment itself may be of any desired shape, such as pajamas, pull-Over, coat style, surplice, union suit, or for other suitable and desired purposes, the essential feature being the additional protection for the vital parts of the torso of the wearer. While, generally, the same material may be used for the layers constituting the warmth retaining portions of the garment, as stated before, I may in order to produce novel effects employ the Combination of any two differently colored or designed fabrics, for instance, a plain fabric with a checked, striped or printed fabric, or I may wish to use the combination of light and heavy weight materials. It is also obvious that any form of sleeve may be used such as raglan style, kimono, or set-in sleeve. I therefore wish it to be understood that various changes in the shape, size and arrangement of parts may be resorted to, without departing from the spirit of the invention as dened in the appended claim.
What I claim as new, is:
A garment of the kind described including a body portion and sleeves, said body portion having an upper torso portion formed of double layers of material secured together at their edges by stitching, said torso portion having a central opening and a communicating slit, a Ilap for closing said slit having one edge stitched to the interior of the double layer of material at one side of the slit and having its other edge free from the material, means for fastening the free sections forming a loop interlocked with the loop A of the torso portion whereby the free edges of the turned back portions are pocketed in the loops, a row of stitching through the adjacent folds of the loops and another row of stitching 15 through all of the folds of the loops.
FLORENCE R. COLE.