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Publication numberUS2580774 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 1, 1952
Filing dateJul 10, 1948
Priority dateJul 10, 1948
Publication numberUS 2580774 A, US 2580774A, US-A-2580774, US2580774 A, US2580774A
InventorsHelbig Mary C
Original AssigneeHelbig Mary C
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combined skirted and bifurcated garment
US 2580774 A
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Jan. 1, 1952 M. c. HELBIG COMBINED SKIRTED AND BIFURCATED GARMENT Fild July 10, 1948 INVENTOR M71? r CfQ-"A 6/0, BY

Patented Jan. 1, 1952 COMBINED SKIRTED AND BIFURCATED GARMENT Mary Cl'llclbig, Plainfield, Ind.

Application July 10', 1948, Serial No. 38,072

' 2 Claims; (01. 2-212) This invention relates to that type of womens garment commonlylmown as shorts, and has for its object the provision of shorts which will be novel and attractive in appearance and which can be simply andeconomically manufactured.

In carrying out the invention, the shorts are preferably formed of several pieces of fabric sewn together to provide a body deeply notched at its sides and having ends which can be brought togather to form the waist. Tapes secured-tether ends of the body are adaptedto be tied together to hold the garment on the wearer. On one an of the body, the material thereof continues out-'- wardly beyond the points at which the associated tapes are secured to constitute skirt-forming portions, and the ends of such skirt-forming portions are provided with means by which they can be secured together at the front of the wearer.

The accompanying drawing illustrates my invention: Fig. 1 illustrates the shapes of four pieces of fabric which can be secured together to form the garment; Fig. 2 is a view of the garment formed by sewing together the four pieces of Fig. 1, the illustration being diagrammatic to the ex tent that it does not purport to show fullness; and Figs. 3 and 4 are perspective views illustrating the garment as worn.

The garment illustrated in the drawings is conveniently formed of four pieces of fabric cut generally to the respective shapes illustrated in Fig. 1. These pieces comprise two pieces It which form the back of the garment and two pieces I I which form the front of the garment. Each of the two pieces it is of a genera ly trape oidal shape with one corner cut away along a curved line I2. The two pieces H are generally trapezoidal in shape and have one corner cut away along a curved line I3, but are somewhat narrower than the pieces Ill. The longer of the two generally parallel edges of each piece, which longer edge is designated as [a or Ila in Fig. 1 forms, in the finished garment, a portion of the bottom edge of such finished garment, while the opposite edges of the pieces, designated as b and I lb form the upper edge of the garment and embrace the wearers waist when the garment is worn. Each of the curved lines 12 extends from the edge lllb to a point near the opposite edge 10a, to leave a relatively short inner edge portion iflc generally perpendicular to the edge Illa. The pieces II are similarly cut to leave short inner edge portions Hc generally perpendicular to the edges Ha.

The two pieces ID are sewed together along the lines It to form a complete back for the garment, and the two pieces H are sewed together along the lines [3 to form a complete front, for the garment. To complete the garment, the edges I to of the pieces H are sewed respectively to the edges [0c of the, pieces [0, all as indicated diagrammatically in Fig. 2. In the garment as illustrated in Fig. 2, those portions thereof adjacent the seamed-together edges I00 and Ho form the crotch, while the alined edges [I b and the center portion of the alined edges lob are adapted to cooperate .to. form the waist of the garment. Desirably, the edges [Db and H b are reinforced and finished by the application of a fabric band l5 sewed in place.

The total length of the edges I01) and Ill) is considerably greater than the waist measure of the garment, the excess being represented by end portions of the edges IOb. To enable the garment to be secured in position on the wearer, a pair of strings or tapes l6 are secured to the outer ends of the edges l lb, and a similar pair of strings or tapes I! are secured to the edges [0b at points spaced inwardly from the outer corners of those edges. When the garment is applied to the wearer, the tapes l6 and I? are tied together to secure the garment about the wearers waist. Those portions of the back l0-l0 lying outwardly beyond the points of attachment of the tapes I! constitute skirt-forming portions [8 (Figs. 3 and 4) which can be drawn across in front of the wearer and secured in position as by means of a strap adapted to be attached to their upper corners by buttons 20.

The appearance of the finished garment can be varied by varying the lengths of the edges "la and I la, increasing the length of such edges providing an increased fullness for the skirtforming portions. By altering the length of the edges lflb, the gap between the ends of those edges when the skirt-forming portions l8 are secured together by the strip l9 can be varied or eliminated entirely.

I claim as my invention:

1. A garment of the type described, comprising a back adapted to extend downwardly from the wearer's waist, a front adapted to extend downwardly from the wearers waist over the front of the wearer's body, each of said back and front comprising a pair of similar fabric pieces each of which has a bottom edge, a top edge generally parallel to and shorter than said bottom edge, an outer edge joining the outer ends of said top and bottom edges, an inner edge shorter than said outer edge and joining the inner end of the bottom edge, and a concave edge joining the inner end of the top edge to the inner edge, the concave edges of the two fabric pieces constituting said front being secured together, the concave edges of the two fabric pieces constituting the back being secured together. and the inner edges of the two fabric pieces constituting the front being secured respectively to the inner edges of the two fabric pieces constituting the back, releasable means for attaching the upper corners of the front to the upper edges of the back at the sides of the wearer, the side portions of said back extending outwardly beyond the upper corners of the front to form lateral skirtforming extensions adapted to extend forwardly from said releasable means and at least partially across the front of the wearers body to overlap said garment-front, the upper edges of said extension being free and replaceable means for securing said extensions in position at the front of .the wearer.

2. A garment of the type described, comprising a back adapted to extend downwardly from the wearer's waist, a front adapted to extend downwardly from the wearer's waist over the front of the wearer's body, each of said back and front comprising a pair of similar fabric pieces each of which has a bottom edge, a top edge generally parallel to and shorter than said bottom edge, an outer edge joining the outer ends of said top and bottom edges, an inner edge shorter than said outer edge and joining the inner end of the bottom edge, and a concave edge joining the inner end of the top edge to the inner edge, the concave edges of the two fabric pieces constituting said front being secured together, the concave edges of the two fabric pieces constituting the back being secured together, and the inner edges of the two fabric pieces constituting the front being secured respectively to the inner edges of the two fabric pieces constituting the back, releasable means for attaching the upper corners of the front to the upper edge of the back at the sides of the wearer, the side portions of said back extending outwardly beyond the upper corners of the front to form lateral skirt-forming extensions adapted to extend forwardly from said releasable means and at least partially across the front of the wearers body to overlap said garment-front, the upper edges of said extensions being free, and a strap for interconnecting the upper ends of said extensions at the front of the wearer.

MARY C. HELBIG.

REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 1,966,060 Cohen July 10, 1934 2,412,502 Garrison Dec. 10, 1946 2,453,051 Vacca Nov. 2, 1948

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Classifications
U.S. Classification2/212, 2/220, 2/407
International ClassificationA41D1/06
Cooperative ClassificationA41D1/06
European ClassificationA41D1/06