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E. FOLTZ May 18; 1937.
SHIRT Original Filed Jan. 17, 1933 gwumtoz 50/ 7'/-/ FOL 7 2 Patented May 18, 1937 SKIRT Edith Foltz, Los Angeles, Calif.
Substitute for application Serial No. 652,112, January 17, 1933. This application August 21, 1936, Serial No. 97,238
2 Claims. (01. 2-72) This application is a substitute for an application filed on January 17, 1933, under Serial Number 652,112.
The present invention represents a development of that type of out-door garment disclosed in an application filed on July 21, 1931, under Serial Number 552,142.
The principal object of the present invention is to provide an out-door garment comprising in view of the skirt portion of the garment associated with any approved type of riding breeches. Figure 4 is a view illustrating the skirt drawn upwardly in accordance with the features of my invention to form a blouse.
Figure 5 is a fragmentary view of the lower portion of the skirt, showing in front elevation, a
new form of box-pleat associated therewith and adapted to form a neck opening.-
combination an under-garment and a skirt. The Figure 6 is an enlarged perspective plan View of 10 skirt is so tailored and fitted to the under-garthe box-pleat shown in Figure 5. ment that it may be drawn upwardly and fasten- Referring now more particularly to the drawed over the shoulders of the wearer to form a ing: blouse of substantial and well-fitting construc- Reference numeral l indicates, generally, my
tion wherein the chest and back of the wearer new and improved type of skirt, formed of a 15 are protected. The invention is particularly well front panel 2 and a rear panel 3 united into seams adapted for women fiyers in that it provides a 4 and 5 for the major portion of their length. garment which permits free action of the wearers The lower ends of the seams are not permanently limbs in getting into and out of an airplane, and joined together but are provided with a running also in the operation of the airplane. The invenfastener 6 of any approved type to permit open- 20 tion also provides a skirt of attractive appearance ing or closing that portion of the seam extending which entirely covers the undergarment when from the lowermost edge of the skirt to a point worn as a skirt to thereby provide a garment in the proximity of the knee of the wearer, and to suitable for street wear. The invention readily thereby provide what might be termed an adlends itself to style changes and is not limited to justable arm-hole, as illustrated in Figure 4, and 25 any particular style. It can be readily incorpowhich will be more fully hereinafter described. rated in dresses of any size, style or design. The front panel 2 is formed at its lower end I am aware that a number of attempts have with an inverted V-shaped cut-out portion 1 with been made to produce a garment of this characwhich is associated a new form of box-pleat comter but none so far have embodied the specially prising a piece of material 8 corresponding in 30 designed details of construction which render the shape with the cut-out portion and sewed or garment attractive and well fitting when used otherwise secured as at 9 near its outer edges either as a skirt or as a blouse. to the skirt panel adjacent the edges of the out- In the accompanying drawingI have shown the out portion. The material 8 is divided as at It) skirt attached to a pair of riding breeches, in one for the major portion of its length and the edges 35 view, and in another, attached to a garment thus formed are adapted to overlap and be united known as shorts, for gymnasium activity, tenby any suitable means, such, for instance, as nis playing, or the like. Thus, the invention is snap fasteners, or the like indicated at ii, any illustrated as readily adaptable to any and all number of which,of course, may be used.
types of under-garments worn for any type of The lower portion of the front panel is of 40 D activitydouble thickness from its bottom edge up to a These and Other Objects will appear as my point above the apex of the cut-out portion I. vention is more fully hereinafter described in This double thickness is accomplished by form the following specification, illustrated in the acing the panel material f Sumcient length to Companying w and finally pointed- Out in provide an extended portion to be folded back 45 the appended c1a 1ms' on itself and sewed or otherwise joined along the 9 a i d line !2 and extending from seam to seam. The Flgure 1 1S View 1 us 1a mg my new an 1medges of the box-pleat above referred to are disproved garment arranged for street wear. v
Figure 2 is a from View of the garment an posed between the two walls of material thus 50 ranged for out-door sports wear, and particularly formed as Shown F f The 1Wer end of adapted for flying horse back riding hiking and the rear panel 3 is likewise of double thickness like sports wherein freedom of limb is the main from ltS bottom edge p to the l e l3- desidemta Button holes M are formed through the front Figure 3 is a somewhat enlarged perspective panel 2 and are provided for fastening engage- 55 ment with buttons l5 secured to the underside of the rear panel 3.
The uppermost ends of the skirt forming panels terminate at the line l6, as shown in Figures 1 and 3, and at this point are shown attached to a pair of riding breeches, but it is to be understood that the matter of attaching the skirt to any form of under-garment is a matter of choice, and I therefore, do not wish to be limited to any specific form of attachment, nor to any particular type of under-garment, since the invention is believed to reside principally in the new and novel skirt and its adaptability to any combination and utility thereof.
Accordingly therefore, a description of the skirt and its operation in the transformation from a skirt to a blouse in any particular instance will sufilce for any and all other forms or combinations.
In Figure 1, the invention is shown in use as a, skirt, and as such the box-pleat is closed and both running fasteners are drawn downwardly to their limit of movement, thus rendering the lower portions and lower edges of the skirt substantially identical with any other form of skirt. To condition the skirt for transformation into a blouse, the box-pleat is opened by disengaging the fasteners H, and the running fasteners 6 are drawn upwardly. Both skirt panels are then drawn upwardly around the body of the wearer, and their free or disengaged lower portions are draped over the shoulders of the wearer and buttoned in place, as shown in Figures 2 and 4 by means of the buttons I5 and button holes I 4. In this position the divided box-pleat lies in an open position, not only to form a neck opening, but also to add to the attractiveness of the neck and shoulder portions of the blouse.
While I have shown a particular form of embodiment of my invention, I am aware that many minor changes therein will readily suggest themselves to others skilled in the art without departing from the spirit and scope of my invention. Having thus described the invention, what I claim as newand desire to protect by Letters Patent, is:-
1. A skirt of the class described formed at its lower end with neck and shoulder fitting portions, and means for securing said portions to the neck and shoulders of the wearer, said means including coacting fastening means secured to the front of the skirt and to the inner Wall of the rear of the skirt, a slit extending upwardly from the bottom edge of said skirt and provided with an expandible pleat, said pleat being divided for the major portion of its length and provided with fastening means along its abutting edges whereby the degree of neck opening may be regulated.
2. A skirt of the class described, formed of front and rear panels united along their side edges for the major portion of their length and provided for the remainder of their length With running fasteners, the lower portions of said panels being formed of double thickness and formed into neck and shoulder fitting portions within the area of said double thickness, means for securing said portions to the neck and shoulders of the wearer, a slit extending upwardly from the lower end of the front panel and terminating within the area of double thickness, an expandible pleat having its edges secured between the portions of double thickness and extending across the slit, said pleat being divided for the major portion of its length and provided with fastening means along its divided edges.