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Dec. 26, 1939. v R. YACOVINO 2,184,329
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Patented Dec. 26, 1939 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE Application January 31,
This invention relates generally to attaching means for the interconnection of garment members, and more specifically to childrens play suits and similar garments wherein the waist portions thereof are detachably connected to the trouser portions.
The present invention constitutes in part certain improvements over my Patent No. 2,061,181 and my application for patent Serial No. 110,136 filed November 10, 1936.
The main object of the invention is the provision of structure whereby the trouser portions of a childs play suit are detachably connected to the shirt portion thereof at the waist, to be supported thereat without the use of any suspenders but with the inclusion of novel belt elements, whereby the front of the shirt is kept taut and neat in appearance while the back of the shirt is loosely draped in a blouse effect.
Another object of the invention particularly advantageous in the case of childrens garments is the elimination of elastic parts in the construction thereof so that the relation and efficiency of said parts are unimpaired by repeated washings, yet by the novel arrangement thereof, the effect of elasticity in certain parts is obtained.
The present invention makes provision for attaching means situated proximate the waist portion of a garment juxtaposing any other connecting edge thereof, whereby connection and disconnection of the trousers or any other nether garment is made easily and quickly and with a decrease in the normal number of parts so that the garment is less binding, more comfortable, cooler in hot weather and more easily manipulated by children or their governesses.
A still further object of the invention is the provision of novel structure whereby portions of the belt element thereof are disposed within the nether portions of the garment so that the said new structure is invisible when worn and the waist portion of the garment presents a neat and trim appearance in front and a draped or bloused efiect in the back.
Another object of the present invention is the provision of structure in which a novelbelt element is combined with the shirt and nether portions of said garment so that said belt element performs a multiplicity of functions including the blousing of the shirt portion and the vertical suspension of the trouser portions.
These objects and other incidental ends and advantages of the invention will hereinafter appear in the progress of this disclosure and the 1938, Serial No. 187,891
novelty thereof will be pointed out in the appended claims.
The accompanying drawings show a preferred type of the invention as embodied in two alternate forms and as applied to childrens play suits. It 5 is distinctly understood, however, that other embodiments of the invention are feasible in other types of garments where certain portions are adapted to be alternately supported from or connected with other portions such as the shirt portion of a garment, and the connecting edges of any and all other types of garments.
In thedrawings now to be described, the corresponding reference characters designate corresponding parts throughout the several views thereof.
Figure 1 is a fragmentary perspective View of the invention as seen from the rear and to one side thereof and as worn by a crouching figure.
Figure 2 is a fragmentary view taken similarly to Figure 1 in which both the front and rear upper trouser edge portions are secured in place.
Figure 3 is a fragmentary view taken similarly to Figure 1 in which both the front and rear upper trouser edge portions are shown as opened on one side of the wearer.
Figure 4 is a perspective view as seen from the front showing a first embodiment of the invention as applied to the trouserportion, as worn.
Figure 5 is an enlarged fragmentary perspec- ,tive view showing the connection between the belt member and the front upper trouser edge portion with the front upper trouser edge portion pulled downwardly and away from the shirt member.
Figure 6 is a front elevational view of a second embodiment of the invention showing an alternate form of the trousers.
Figure '7 is a fragmentary vertical sectional view as seen from the plane 1 on Figure v Figure 8 is a pattern for cutting one-half of the 40 bosom portion and one-half of the rear of a shirt as used with the invention. i 1
Figure 9 is a pattern for cutting one-half of the front portion of the first embodiment of the trousers or shorts. I
Figure 10 is a pattern for cutting one-half of the rear portion of the invention.
Figure 11 is a pattern for cutting one-half of the front portion of the second embodiment of the trousers or shorts. I
Figure 12 is a fragmentary view showing material from which the shirt is made as cut from the pattern shownin Figure 8 and as gathered and constricted at the waist portion by the belt mem ber.
The shirt represented generally by numeral comprises a left rear wall 21 and a right rear wall 22, the same being preferably of a unitary piece of material and including an inverted pleat 23; a left bosom portion 24 and a right bosom portion 25. The shirt 20 may be of any desirable style or construction suited to the needs of the user, being shown in the drawings as having no sleeves and as embodied in a childs play suit. The shirt 26 differs, however, from normal construction in that the same is made excessively full across the small of the back and the sides, so that in order to make a proper fit at the waist it is necessary that the same be gathered and secured in such gathered condition to a belt member indicated generally by numeral 2%. The belt member 2% is connected preferably by stitching to the two rear walls 2i and 22 below the normal waistline M as indicated at 58, and portions of the left and right bosom portions 2 1 and substantially at the normal waistline, as best seen in Figures 5, 8 (in which the belt attachment line is shown) and 12. The belt member 28 is provided with two oppositely disposed buttons 21, only one of which is shown in the drawings. Buttons 2? are located slightly to the rear of the seams 23 which join the left and right rear walls to their corresponding front bosom portions. Along a vertical line bisecting the belt member in the center of the rear of the shirt, there is a button hole 29 adapted to detachably engage a button 36 which is located at the center adjacent the upper edge ofthe rear portion of the trousers.
The two front free edges of the shirt 26 are adapted to be lapped and secured in any suitaable manner, as for example, by buttons and buttonholes, and afiixed to the overlapping edge of the outwardmost bosom portion at the waistline thereof is a button 3i adapted to be detachably secured to a tab 3! which is affixed to the inner surface of the center of the front portion of the trousers adjacent the upper edge thereof (see Fig. '7).
The belt member 25 attached to the shirt as heretofore described, terminates in said attachment at points locatedforwardly of the seams 28, as indicated by numeral 32, and continues to form two free belt portions 33 and 3d having affixed to the ends thereof any suitable detachable connecting means, such as the buckle 35.
The first embodiment of the trousers indicated generally by numeral 55 includes left and right rear portions 3i and 38 and left and right front portions 39 and 1B. The design of the trousers is such that the upper and outer corners of the front portions 3t and 40 are extended around onto the rear half of the garment so that when the trousers 35 are worn, said upper and outer front corners will pass rearwardly beyond the seams 23 referred to above. One of the corners as just described, indicated by numeral 4!, is seen in this position in Figure 1. The upper and outer corners of the rear portions 31 and 38 of the trousers are designed so that they will not extend around to the bosom portions of the shirt when the trousers are worn, so that said upper and outer corners are to the rear of the seams 28 referred to above. One of the corners as just described, indicated by numeral 42, is seen in this position in Figure 2. The front portions 39 and M! are each provided with apertures 13 and 44' which are located slightly below the upper edge of the" trousers and substantially at the waistline thereof. The apertures 43 and Marc located forwardly of the vertical seams 45 which join the rear portions of the trousers to the front portions thereof, a distance suflicient so that when the trousers are worn the apertures 33 and 44 will lie adjacent the points of attachment 32 from which the belt member 26 becomes free of the shirt 20.
The parts of the garment subject to wear and strain are preferably of laminated construction, as for example, the waistband portion of the trousers and also the side opening portions of the trousers.
In the second embodiment of the invention illustrated in the trousers in Figure 6 and indi-- cated generally by numeral 36, the apertures 43 and 44 are so disposed on the left and right front portions 39 and 59 respectively, that they occur concealed beneath the fold of the trouser pleats iii and All and the trousers are particularly adapted to have located in the front portions thereof diagonal slash pockets it and 43 which, by reason of the forward location thereof, do not interfere in any way with the side openings at the waistline of said trousers.
Turning now to Figure 8 in which the dotted line thereon indicates the line along which the belt member ft is attached thereto, it will be seen that said line 59 is dropped below the normal waistline of the garment indicated by the dot-dash line 5!. When the belt member 26 is pulled tight about the body of the wearer in assuming a straight line the portion of the left and right rear walls directly thereabove is caused to blouse out, serving to give the garment a bloused effect which is desirable from the point of view of appearance, but in addition gives the advantage of having the rear portion of the garment provided with a surplus of material which may be taken up when the wearer of the garment leans forward or causes the garment to stretch thereat. The trousers as Worn are connected to the shirt in the following manner. The button 30 engages the corresponding buttonhole 29 in the belt member 25 and the corner 4i and its counterpart are secured upon buttons 2'! and lapped thereover are the corner 42 and its counterpart. The free belt portions 33 and 35 are passed through the apertures 43 and M and the belt ends are secured by means of the buckle 35. It may thus be seen that the rear portions of the trousers are supported at three points, the two buttons 2'? and the button 38, and the front portions of the trousers are supported at five points, the button 3 I, the two buttons 21 and the connection between the apertures 43 and M with the free belt portions 33 and 34. It may thus be seen that the belt member 26 performs among other functions, those .of causing the rear portion of the shirt to blouse, to hold the front portion of the shirt neatly and tightly in place and to support the upper front portions of the trousers. A particular feature of the present invention especially suiting the same for use with children, is the fact that the upper rear portions of the trousers may be completely disconnected from the rest of the garment by the manipulation of only three buttons, the two buttons 21 and the button 38, and that it is not necessary for such disconnection to alter or adjust the belt member 26 inany way thereby simplifying the use of the present garment and especially adapting it for use with children. Heretofore, while the supe'rior supporting and appearance qualities of the belt type garment have'beer'i'desiredi they'ar'e open to the objccticn that the manipulation thereof is exceedingly difiicult for young children and time wasting for those who care for them. The present invention provides all of the advantages of the belt type garment without any of the disadvantages.
The foregoing description has been made rather detailed for clearness of understanding only, and no unnecessary limitations should be understood therefrom, but the appended claims should be construed as broadly as permissible in view of the prior art.
1. In a childs body garment adapted to have a nether garment with orifices in the front wall thereof attached thereto, a belt member affixed to said body garment, means for detachably attaching the nether garment to said belt member, a portion of said belt member being attached to the body garment substantially at the normal waistline thereof, the rear portion of said belt member being substantially dropped below the normal waistline of said garment so that when the belt member is adjusted for normal wear the rear of said body garment is caused to blouse thereabove and the belt member penetrates said orifices and thereby supports the front portion of the nether garment.
2. In a childs body garmentadapted to have a nether garment with orifices in the front wall thereof attached thereto, a tab located below the waistline and centrally of the front wall and attached to the inner surface of saidnether garment, a belt member affixed to said body garment e g a g a p on t e e fi xed o i b y 3 garment substantially on the normal waistline thereof, means for detachably attaching the nethergarment to said belt member, means for detachably attaching said tab to the front wall of the body garment, the rear portion of said belt member being substantially dropped below the normal waistline to said garment so that when the belt member is adjusted for normal wear, the rear of said body garment is caused to blouse thereabove and the front portion of the nether garment is supported by saidtab.
3. In a childs body garment adapted to have a nether garment with orifices in the front wall thereof attached thereto: a unitary belt member aflixed to said body garment; means for detachably attaching the nether garment to said belt member; the front portions of said belt member being attached to the body garment substantially at the normal waistline thereof; the rear portion of said belt member being substantially dropped below the normal waistline ofvsaidgarment; diverging freeends on said belt member adapted to outwardly penetrate the orifices in the front wall of the nether garment and to terminate in interconnection in front of said front wall, whereby the front of the nether means of the orifices therein together with the belt member from the shoulder portions of the body garment and whereby the rear portion of the nether garment is supported by the rear portion of the belt member and the body garment and the body garment at'the rear thereof is caused to blouse above the belt member.
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