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Publication numberUS2231437 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 11, 1941
Filing dateOct 22, 1938
Priority dateOct 22, 1938
Publication numberUS 2231437 A, US 2231437A, US-A-2231437, US2231437 A, US2231437A
InventorsCieri Dominick J
Original AssigneeCieri Dominick J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Adjustable pattern
US 2231437 A
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Feb. 11, 1941. D. J. ClERl ADJUSTABLE PATTERN Filed Oct. 22, 1938 .Plll

DOM/NICK .4. 675m.

(Ittorneg Patented Feb. 11, 1941 r orrice 1 Claim.

This invention relates to adjustable patterns, which are intended to be used in the cutting of garments, and is particularly intended to provide certain novel improvements and advantages for such patterns as disclosed in my co-pending application Serial No. 214,504, filed June 18, 1938.

The primary object of this invention is to provide, means whereby adjustable patterns, of the nature described in the above mentioned copending application, may be converted to a plurality of different sizes by simply inserting sizing strips such as hereinafter to be described.

A further object of the invention is to provide novel improvements in the method of using such patterns and a still further object is to improve the means for obtaining the arm size.

Further objects and advantages of my invention will be clearly understood from the following description and from the accompanying drawing in which- Figure 1 is a front view, in elevation, illustrating my improved adjustable pattern and the manner in which it is used.

Figure 2 is a back view of the same also in elevation.

Figure 3 is a front view, in elevation, of one of the sizing strips forming a part of this invention.

Figure 4 is a plan view, in elevation, illustrating the manner in which the sections of my improved pattern are used in the cutting of a piece of material.

Figure 5 is a side view, in elevation, illustrating my improved template which is used in connection with my adjustable pattern for obtaining the arm size for a garment.

Figure 6 is a similar view of the template used for obtaining the neck size.

Figure 7 is a fragmentary front view of my adjustable pattern illustrating the manner in which the said arm size and neck size templates are used in connection therewith.

As illustrated in the drawing, the numeral 5 denotes my improved adjustable pattern as made for the coat of a garment; the said pattern comprising front sections 6 and 1, side sections 8, 9, Ill and II, and back sections l2 and I3.

Each of said sections are joined together by means of separable fasteners M, of a suitable type commonly known as slide fasteners, or zippers, whereby the various sections of the pattern may be joined together to provide the complete pattern 5 in garment form and whereby the said sections may be completely separated from each other, to be used as separate patterns for the different sections of the garment to be cut.

Each of said fasteners is provided with a stripper l5, of well known construction whereby it may be separated for its entire length.

The front and back sections of said coat are fastened together at the shoulders by means of snap fasteners or other suitable means.

My improved pattern is made in the form of a loose fitting garment which may be readily fitted to the form of the person for which a garment is to be out. It is desirable, however, that an ap proximate amount of looseness be provided for the fitting of the pattern in order to obtain the best results. I, therefore, provide sizing strips l6 having slide fasteners at each side thereof so that they may be added to the pattern, between the various sections to convert the pattern into the size which will give the amount of looseness desired. For instance, the pattern may be made in a 32 size and the sizing strips may be made of such a width that when two of them are added to the pattern they will produce a 36 size pattern. When four of them are added they will produce a 40 size, etc. Thus, it will not be necessary to provide a complete pattern for each size desired since a single pattern may be converted to different sizes by simply inserting the required number of sizing strips between the sections thereof.

In the use of my improved adjustable pattern, the sections are united by means of the separable fasteners and then placed upon the person to be fitted. An elastic band or belt IT is then placed around the waist of the person and pinned to the pattern as at [8. The said band is then pinned through the pattern to a piece of the 35 persons clothes, as at I9, so as to retain the pattern in proper position with the center seam thereof disposed centrally on the person being fitted. The pattern may then be adjusted to the desired fit by folding the various sections, as indicated at 20, and pinning the folds to retain them in the sections as clearly illustrated. It may also be adjusted to obtain the desired fit at the bust by folding the pattern as at 20-0 When the pattern has been adjusted so that it will fit, in the manner that the person being fitted desires to have the garment which is to be cut fit, the band ll may be removed so that the said person may have an opportunity to examine the fit of the pattern to determine whether or not it is satisfactory.

The pattern may then be removed from the person and divided into separate sections and each of the sections may be used as a pattern in the manner illustrated in Figure 4. It will be 55 noted from this figure that the sizing strip I6 is retained on the pattern and forms a portion of the outline of the section.

After the pattern has been traced on the material from which the actual garment is to be cut, or on a sheet of paper which it may be desired to use as a pattern, the pins holding the folds 20 are removed and the pattern may be returned to its original condition for further use.

In order to obtain the arm size for the pattern, the template 21 is provided as illustrated in Figure 2 of thedrawing. The said template is also described in my above mentioned co-pending application. However, I have improved this template by providing graduations 22 to indicate the size to which the template is to be adjusted in order to correspond with the size of the person to be fitted. In addition, I have provided an indicator, in the form of a spirit level 23, which is attached to the front side of the template to indicate, by the position of the bubble in the level, when the template is in proper position upon the person as illustrated in Figure '7. The said template may be moved around, on the shoulder of the person being fitted, until the said spirit level is brought to a level position; at which time the template is in proper position to be outlined upon the pattern. The inner edge of the template is then traced upon the pattern by a line 24, as indicated in Figure 4, and the template may then'be removed from the pattern. When the pattern is being traced upon the material from which the finished garment is to be out, a line 25 is drawn at a distance from the line 24 equal to the width of the template. The line 25 will then indicate the line of sewing and an additional margin is allowed for the cutting of the pattern to provide for the seam.

It will be understood that the said arm size template is made in a plurality of sections which are adjustable by means of the adjusting screws 26, to render the template into the desired size by the adjustment of the sections in accordance with the graduations 22 indicated thereon.

As illustrated in Figure 6, the template 2'! for obtaining the neck size may be made in a semicircular form and adjustable in two sections by means of thumb screw 28. The said template is also graduated, as at 29, to indicate the sizes to which it is to be adjusted. When used to obtain the neck size of the garment to be cut, the patwhich is to be cut, as illustrated in Figure 4,

allowance is made for the width of the template in the same manner as for the arm size template above described.

In order to aid in the cutting of the section for the garment so that it will hang properly upon the person when the actual garment is completed, I provide a vertical line 3| and a horizontal line 32, preferably of stitching, on each of the sections. When the pattern is laid upon a piece of the material to be cut, the pattern is placed so that the line 3| is parallel to the warp of the material, as indicated at 33, and the horizontal line 32 is parallel to the filling of the material. This insures that when the garment is completed the warp of the material will be disposed upon the person exactly in the same manner as warp of the pattern was disposed when it was adjusted to fit the person.

If desired, my improved adjustable pattern may be used to provide patterns for cutting garments of at least two different styles of backs. As illustrated in Figure 2 of the drawing, one side of the pattern has a seam 33 which extends to a point below the shoulder in a manm'sh style. The opposite side has a seam 34 which runs entirely to the shoulder of the garment in a feminine style.

In fitting the pattern, it is necessary that it be fitted only on that side which is for the style desired. The sections, when disassembled, may then be traced in reverse for the oppositely corresponding sections of the garment which is to two more persons by reversing it and using its reverse side in the same manner.

My novel pattern also provides for the application of different designs to the finished garment. The designs may be easily marked upon the pattern, as indicated at 35, and then transferred to paper patterns which are traced from the adjusted sections, out along the said lines of the design and then used in cutting therefrom the material for the actual garment.

I claim:

A pattern of the character described comprising the combination of a plurality of sections separably fastened to form a loose fitting garment adapted to be fitted to a form by means of folds, means insertable between said sections for converting said pattern to a plurality of pre determined sizes, and an adjustable template for determining the arm size for a garment to be cut from said pattern and having means whereby the same may be adjusted to correspond to the size to which said pattern is being fitted.


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U.S. Classification33/15, 223/68
International ClassificationA41H1/00, A41H1/10
Cooperative ClassificationA41H1/10
European ClassificationA41H1/10