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Publication numberUS2496922 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 7, 1950
Filing dateJun 9, 1947
Priority dateJun 9, 1947
Publication numberUS 2496922 A, US 2496922A, US-A-2496922, US2496922 A, US2496922A
InventorsVirtue Maxine B
Original AssigneeVirtue Maxine B
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Infant's sleeping garment
US 2496922 A
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Feb. 7, 119% M. B. vaRTuE mmwrs SLEEPING GARMENT Filed June 9, 1947 I INVENTOR. M01076 5 V/fl// ATTORNEY.

Patented Feb. 7, 1950 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE This invention has to do with articles of clothing particularly adapted for infants use and has for its primary aim the provision of an infants sleeping garment designed to completely enclose the body of the infant and to permit easy accessibility for placing the infant thereinto and removal from the garment.

The most important object of this invention is the provision of an infants sleeping garment having a shirt section and a bag section, the latter of which is provided with an open top and formed to completely encircle the legs and a portion of the body of the infant when placed in use.

Another important object of this invention is to provide an infants sleeping garment having a shirt section and a bag section, said shirt section being formed from a single strip of material rebent upon itself and having one side thereof extended in length to form a portion of the bag section.

A further object of this invention is the provision of an infants sleeping garment having a shirt section and an open top bag section, the lowermost end of the shirt section extending into the bag section at the open top thereof and the bag section having a pair of overlapping flaps superimposed upon said end of the shirt section.

Other objects of this invention include the way in which the shirt and bag sections cooperate to present a garment which will satisfactorily confine the infant; prevent all possibility of opening and exposure of the child and a garment which may be easily and quickly placed in use upon the infant.

Many additional objects will be made clear and become apparent during the course of the following specification, reference being had to the accompanying drawing, wherein:

Fig. 1 is a front elevational view of an infants sleeping garment made in accordance with my present invention, parts being broken away for clearness.

Fig. 2 is a back elevational view thereof and Fig. 3 is a detailed fragmentary cross-sectional view taken on line III-III of Fig. 1.

The infant's garment about to be described constitutes a pair of main sections, namely, a shirt section, broadly designated by the numeral l0, and a bag section l2. The shirt section H3 is formed from a single strip of suitable material rebent upon itself as at l4 to present the shoulders of the garment. This strip of material is cut away to present a neck 16 and is pre-formed to create a pair of sleeves l8. One side of the aforesaid single sheet of material is slit longitudinally sented by the slit '20 connected through the medium of a plurality of buttons 24.

as at 20 from the lowermost end 22 thereof to the neck opening 16. The proximal edges thus preare overlapped and inter- Thus it is seen that the normally front side of the shirt section In constitutes a pair of segments 26 and 28.

The normally back side of the shirt section In is extended beyond the lowermost end 22 as at 30 of the segments 26 and 28 to present a portion of the bag section l2. The remainder of this bag section I2 is formed by a pair of overlapping flaps 32 and 34 and a bottom 36. One longitudinal edge of each of the flaps 32 and 34 is stitched to the proximal longitudinal edge of that portion 30 of the back of the shirt section It] by lines of stitching 38 and 40 respectively. The bottom 36 is oval and has a portion thereof secured to the lowermost edge of the portion 30 by a line of stitching 42. The normally bottom edge of each of the flaps 32 and 34 is stitched as at 44 to the bottom 36 in opposed relation to the line of stitching 42.

As clearly illustrated in Fig. 1 of the drawing, these flaps 32 and 34 are held in overlapping rela tionship at the lowermost ends thereof by the line of stitching 44. These flaps 32 and 34 and the stitching 38 and 40, extend upwardly along the portion 30 to a point immediately below the arms I8 of the shirt section In. The normally uppermost ends of these flaps 3'2 and 34 are overlapped and held together through the medium of buttons 46 and buttonholes 48 in flaps 34 and 32 respectively. Thus, it is seen that the bag section l2 when closed by overlapping the flaps 32 and 34 and buttoning the buttons 46, presents an open top and the segments 26 and 2B of the shirt section II] extend into the open top of bag section l2.

The bag section 12 is preferably formed as illustrated to present a large amount of fullness and to this end, gatherings 50 are formed in the portion 30 as well as in the flaps 32 and 34 prior to stitching the same to the oval bottom 36. This fullness of the bag section l2 permits freedom of movement for the infant confined thereby and also presents a garment that is easily placed upon the infant and removed as desired. It is notable that as the flap sections 32 and 34 are unbuttoned and the shirt section In is opened by unbuttoning the buttons 24, the infant can be easily removed without the necessity of cumbersome strings, fasteners and other conventional means of maintaining such garment upon children. When the flaps 32 and 34 are opened, as shown in Fig. 1,

the line of stitching 44 maintains the same in partial overlapping condition to the end that when the infant is replaced in the garment, these flaps 32 and 34 are maintained in a position where the same may be easily overlapped about the infant. It is also notable that positioning of the portion of the shirt section [0 within the open top of the bag section l2 obviates all possibility of the wearer becoming exposed or the garment otherwise becoming unfastened.

The infants sleeping garment forming the subject matter of this invention is extremely simple to make and obviously, since the same embodies a relatively small number of separate strips, the cost of manufacture will be extremely small.

It is manifest that many changes and modifications may be made in the sleeping garment above described without departing from the spirit of this invention or scope of the appended claim.

Having thus described the invention, what is claimed as new and desired to be securedby Letters Patent is:

An infants sleeping garment comprising a shirt section; and a bag section, there being a single panel forming a back wall for the shirt section and for the bag section respectively, a

4 pair of overlapping flaps forming a front wall for said bag section, and a bottom wall, said panel being rebent upon itself intermediate the ends thereof, presenting a front wall for said shirt section, a portion of each flap respectively overlapping a portion of said front wall of the shirt section, said bottom being joined to the proximal edges of the single panel and the flaps subjacent to said short section.


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U.S. Classification2/69.5, 2/111
International ClassificationA41B13/06, A41B13/00
Cooperative ClassificationA41B13/06
European ClassificationA41B13/06