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Sept. 1951v G. N. MORGANTI I 2,567,524
MAKE-UP HOOD OR CAPE Filed Jan. 5, 1949 INVENTOR. 6240):; /)./%Wi4/Yr/ Arrami/ Patented Sept. 11 1951 UNITED STAT ES PATENT O FF ICE 'MAKE-UPHOOD ORQAPE Gladys N. Morganti, Denver, 0010.
Application January 3, 1949, Serial No. 68,989
'1 Claim. 1
This invention relates to what might be termed a make-up hood and cape. Glothing is-often damaged by make-up materials and cosmetics which fall upon the garments during the make-up preparations. An object of the invention is to provide a make up apron which will not only serve to protect a womans garment while she is putting on her makempbut which will also form a bag-like receptacle for catching powder and cosmetics, and for holding articles during the makeup operation.
In gown shops and the like, gowns are often damaged when being tried on and pulled over the heads of prospective customers, by make-up, lipstick, and other cosmetics rubbing off onto th ar en Another object of this invention is to provide -a,,mal e-up apron which can also be used as a hood by gown customers to avoid contact between the garment and the customers make-up so as to prevent damage to the garment.
After the make-up and the hair dressing operation has been completed, the entire effect is often destroyed during the dressing operation, particularly when it is necessary to put on and remove the garments over the head.
A further object of this invention is to provide a make-up cape which will also serve as a complete head enclosure so that the make-up and hair dress will be completely protected during the dressing operation.
A still further object is to provide a make-up apron which will also serve as a shower hood so that the user may take a complete shower without injury to the hair dress or make-up.
All of the above objects are accomplished by the simple apron and cape illustrated and dc scribed herein.
Other objects and advantages reside in the detail construction of the invention, which is designed for simplicity, economy, and efiiciency. These will become more apparent from the following description.
In the following detailed description of the invention, reference is had to the accompanying drawing which forms a part hereof. Like numerals refer to like parts in all views of the drawing and throughout the description.
In the drawing:
Fig. 1 is a front fiat view of the improved combined make-up hood, apron, and cape;
Fig. 2 is a side edge view thereof with the midportion distended to illustrate the fullness thereof; and
Figs. 3 to 7, inclusive, are diagrammatic views,
illustrating the uses of the improved article, which will be more fully described later in this specification.
The invention consists of a sheet of transparent, flexible plastic material Ill cut out to a specific pattern and bordered by a stitched-on, edge binding J I. The pattern is such as to form two arcuate collar portions l2 positioned on opposite sides of a circular neck opening I 3. The collar portions 12 are separated at the top of the garment to form a neck passageway H.
The binding around the neck opening I3. is continued beyond the neck opening to form two neck-tying tapes M. The material continues below the neck opening to form a relatively narrow, medial portion, thence continues downwardly to form a relatively wide apron-like area. which terminates in two opposed apron points I5, from each of which a bottom tying tape 15 extends.
At the two sides of the garment the medial portion of the plastic material Ill is folded back upon itself to form darts, as shown at It, to provide a fullness at the middle of the article. Also, the normal width of the plastic material In is greater at the middle of the garment than the width between the opposite bindings ll so as to When used as a make-up apron. the article is worn as shown in Figs. 3 and 4. The apron portion of the device covering the front of the user, as shown in Fig. 3, and the neck-t ing tapes 14 being tied at the back, as shown in Fig. 4. to hold the collar portions completely around the neck and. shoulders of the user to protect the garments from falling make-up and cosmetics.
Should the user sit down in front of a dressing table, the lower apron portion will extend forwardly and the bag 19 will be positioned on the users lap, forming a receptacle into which the various articles of make-up may be placed for convenient reach, and into which any falling make-up or cosmetics will be collected.
When it is desired to use the invention for protecting the make-up and hair dress during dressing operations, and for protecting garments from make-up during trying-on operations, the apron portion thereof is rotated around to the back of the user, as shown in Fig. 5. The two apron points are then lifted and passed forwardly over the users head so that the bag 19 will form a hood thereover. The two points are then crossed over each other in front of the face and passed rearwardly about the opposite sides of the neck and are tied together in back by means of the bottom tapes I6, as shown in Fig. 7.
This forms a hood which completely encloses the head and neck of the user, allowing an air opening 2| in front of the face, as shown in Fig. 6. This opening may be left as large or as small as desired, and may be completely closed if desired, since the hood is not otherwise airtight.
Garments may now be placed on or removed over the head without disarranging the hair and without soiling the garments. The collar portion folds upwardly to allow the garment to be pulled upwardly, but due to the tied tapes I4 and 16, the protective article remains securely in place.
When the article is in the closed position of Figs. 6 and 7, the hood formed thereby may also serve as a bathing cap to protect the hair dress while bathing.
While a specific form of the improvement has been described and illustrated herein, it is to be understood that the same may be varied, within the scope of the appended claim, without departing from the spirit of the invention.
Having thus described the invention, what is claimed and desired secured by Letters Patent is:
A make up hood or cape garment comprising; two arcuate collar portions positioned at each side of a circular neck opening, the outer edges of said collar portions being substantially concentric with said circular neck opening and extending inwardly below said neck opening so as to form a relatively narrow medial portion in the garment below said neck opening, said collar portions being spaced-apart at the top of the garment to provide a neck passageway; a binding tape surrounding said neck opening; necktying tapes extending from the extremities of said binding tape; an apron portion below said medial portion, the sides of said apron portion flaring outwardly from the sides of said narrow medial portion so as to broaden the lower portion of said garment, the bottom edge of said apron portion being inclined upwardly from the lower extremities of said sides to converge at an apex at the middle to provide a flat V-shaped notch in the bottom of the garment separating two relatively sharp lower corners; darts in the material of said garment at each side of the narrowed medial portion thereof; a tapered pleat in the material of said garment extending from the apex of said fiat V-shaped notch into said medial portion; and tying tapes projecting from each of said relatively sharp lower corners.
GLADYS N. MORGANTI.
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