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Publication numberUS2663022 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 22, 1953
Filing dateMar 29, 1952
Priority dateMar 29, 1952
Publication numberUS 2663022 A, US 2663022A, US-A-2663022, US2663022 A, US2663022A
InventorsHarry Aaronson
Original AssigneePerfect Knit Togs Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Infant's garment
US 2663022 A
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H. AARONSON Dec. 22, 1953 INFANTS GARMENT Filed March 29, ,l952

FIG. 2

' INVENTOR. Harry Aaronson ATTO NEY Patented Dec. 22, 1953 INFANTS GARMENT Harry Aaronson, Cedarhurst, N. Y., assignor to Perfect Knit Togs, Inc., New York, N. Y., a corporation of New York Application March 29, 1952, Serial No. 279,421

2 Claims.

The present invention elates to an infants garment, such as a creeper; and, in particular, to a creeper having elastic waist and crotch portions whereby the garment may readily and easily be elongated to fit the infant during its early period of increase of height, and weight.

The general object of the invention is to provide a novel infants garment of the class described.

A particular object is to provide an infants garment of the creeper type, preferably made of acetate jersey and having a band of shirring at the waist and panels of shirring at the crotch, both the band and the panels being primarily stretchable in vertical planes. as acetate jersey, as is well known, has a fair amount of stretchability in one direction, which is desirably the horizontal direction in the present garment. By introducing the shirring as described above, the garment becomes readily stretchable in two directions. This is a considerable advantage to both the manufacturerand the purchaser of the garment. It is practically impossible to, forecast the prospective bodily proportions of a growing infant; but a garment made according to the present invention in one of several general sizes may comfortably fit any of most infants within the age span corresponding to the particular general size. The present garment may be economically manufactured in only a few general sizes, each capable of expansion sufiicient to bridge the difference between a next smaller and a next larger size, whereby the purchaser need only roughly approximate the infants actual size in order to select a manufacturers general size which will fit the child at present and for a considerable time in the future.

Another object of the invention is to provide a creeper type garment, having the stretchability mentioned above, but also having front and back portions which are partly separable at both the shoulders and the crotch. One advantage of this feature is that the garment may be readily slipped over the childs head, in dressing and undressing it. A further advantage is that changing of the childs diapers is facilitated by the provision of means for separating the front and back portions of the garment at the crotch.

Practically, a garment made according to the present invention may have both horizontal and vertical stretchability comfortably within a range of an inch or more-a range sufficient to accommodate the garment to an infant for a very considerable period ofits early growth. Therefore, the useful life of a creeper as herein de- A material such 2 scribed is longer than that of the ordinary creeper; and, in consequence, fewer of the present creepers need be supplied for a particular infant.

These and other objects and features of the invention will be'more fully understood from the following description and from the drawing, in which one embodiment of the invention is illustrated.

In the drawing:

Fig. 1 is a front view of a creeper constructed according to the invention;

Fig. 2 is a rear view thereof;

Fig. 3 is a fragmentary elevational detail of part of the shirred waist band of the garment; and

Fig. 4 is the section 4-4 of Fig. 3.

The illustrated embodiment is an infants garment, generally designated [0, comprising a front panel i i and a back panel I2, and applied short sleeves t3, the panels being stitched together along the sides of the garment. The front and back panels are adapted to be secured together at the crotch by fastener elements l4, and at the shoulders by other fastener elements [5.

The material of the panels II and i2 and the sleeves is preferably acetate jersey, but may be of any suitable fabric having a primary stretchability in one direction. The panels are cut, or otherwise formed, so that the direction of primary stretchability is horizontal with respect to the garment as worn. Thus the completed garment is plainly initially stretchable to accommodate a change of girth. A band !6 of vertically extensible shirring is provided at the waist level of front panel H, and a similar band ll of shirring is provided at the same level on the back panel i2, so that in the completed garment a vertically extensible annular zone of material is provided at the waist of the garment. The bands iii and. I! of shirring are shown in Figs. 1 and 2; an elevational detail of a portion of band it, for example, is shown much enlarged in Fig. 3, of which Fig. 4 is a cross section.

The two panels H and [2 are each provided with a panel of vertically extensible shirring at the crotch, as shown in the drawing, the crotch panel of shirring of panel I I being designated l8, and that of panel [2 being designated I9.

Fig. 4, a cross section of the band I6 of shirring of panel II, shows the general material of. the panel to be interrupted at band IS. A similar cflnfitruction s followed wherever shirring is introduced.

Of course, an infants garment according to the present invention might well have horizontal a bands and panels of vertically extensible shirring distributed differently than as shown in the typical embodiment of the drawing. Also, the crotch shirring may be omitted if adequate shirring is provided elsewhere to permit desired vertical elongation of the garment.

I claim:

1. An infant's torso covering garmenthaving front and rear panels, connected together so as to form shoulder portions, a body portion, and a; crotch portion, the lower ends of the front and rear panels being formed with crotch formingextensions, a vertically extensible band uninterruptedly encircling said garmefitat the-waistline thereof, vertically extensibleinserts at the lower ends of the crotch forming extensions of the front and rear panels of th e' garment extend ing the full width thereof, and means connecting said lower ends to form said crotch portion of the garment.

2'. An infants' torso' covering garment having fronta'nd rear panels, connectedtogether so as toform shoulder portions, a'body' portion, and a crotch portion, said front and? rear panels provided with wide sleeves extending from the shoulders to a point slightly spaced from the waistline of the garment, the lower ends of the front and rear panels being formed with crotch forming extensions, a vertically extensible band uninterruptedly encircling said garment at the waistline thereof, vertically extensible insertsat the lower ends of the crotch forming extensions 1 of the front and rear panels of the garment extending the full width thereof, and means connecting said lower ends to form said crotch portion of the arments HARRY AARONSON.

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U.S. Classification2/80, D02/733
International ClassificationA41B13/00
Cooperative ClassificationA41B13/00
European ClassificationA41B13/00