|Publication number||US2669726 A|
|Publication date||Feb 23, 1954|
|Filing date||Feb 10, 1951|
|Priority date||Feb 10, 1951|
|Publication number||US 2669726 A, US 2669726A, US-A-2669726, US2669726 A, US2669726A|
|Original Assignee||Louis Meisel|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (6), Referenced by (17), Classifications (7)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
Feb. 23, 1954 s 2,669,726
ADJUSTABLE HEIGHT WAIST AND LEG BAND FOR KNITTED OR WOVEN GARMENTS Filed Feb. 10, 1951 HSELVAGE INVENTOR. [0.4) jVZI/JIZ Patented Feb. 23, 1954 OFFICE ADJUSTABLE HEIGHT WAIS'1 AND LEG BAND FOR KNITTED OR WOVEN GAR- MENTS LouisMeisel, White Plains, N. Y.
Application February 10, 1951, Serial No. 210,307
1 Claim. i
This invention relates to adjustable height waist and leg bands for knitted or woven skirts, bathing trunks and other garments.
It is an object of the present invention to provide an adjustable height waist or leg band for knitted or woven garments whereby the band can be cut or severed for a different height and wherein there is provided in the band openings for the elastic at the dififerent elevations and whereby the band can be severed without effecting or fraying the upper edge of the band.
Other objects of the invention are to provide an adjustable height waist band having a plurality of bands knitted one above the other and closed at their upper edges in such a manner that as one band is removed by the removal of the connecting knitted courses, the other band will be provided with a closed and full upper selvage.
Other objects of the invention are to provide an adjustable height waist band construction which is simple, inexpensive to manufacture, easy to adjust, has a pleasing appearance on the garment, can be out without opening the bands lying below the cut, compact and efficient in use.
For other objects and for a better understanding of the invention, reference may be had to the following detailed description taken in connection with the accompanying drawing, in which Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a skirt formed of knitted or woven material and having the band embodying the features of the present invention.
Fig. 2 is an enlarged vertical sectional view taken on line 2-2 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 3 is an enlarged sectional view taken through a portion of the band to show the stitching of the same and the connection of the bands with one another.
Fig. 4 is a plan view showing the manner in which the connecting thread of the bands passes through the band material.
Fig. 5 is a perspective view illustrating the manner in which the bands are cut to sever the bands.
Fig. 6 is an enlarged fragmentary and sectional view, in perspective, showing the several bands and with the elastic lying in one of the bands.
Fig. 7 is a perspective view of a bathing trunk having leg bands constructed according to the present invention.
Referring now to the figures, I ll represents a skirt formed of knitted or woven material and which has the adjustable height band construction H on its upper part. This adjustable band 61 comprises a plurality of two ply back to back jersey elements [2, I3 and It connected together by and stitches. The band elements are closed at their upper ends, as indicated at It, and the knitted courses 15 connects open bottom ends of the band elements to the closed upper edge 16 of each band element. The waist band may be made to have any number of band elements.
Each band element is connected to the preceding one by means of either a self yarn or by a yarn of a character more suitable to be used as a draw-thread I 5. When the draw-thread i5 is removed, a closed selvage I6 is provided.
If desired, as shown in Fig. 3, the outside of the band may be knitted of the same yarn of which the garment is knitted, While the inside of the band may be knitted of a yarn of a character more suitable for its purpose.
The ends of the strips which provide the opening 19 are knitted so as to provide selvages.
Each of the elements is adapted to receive an elastic member I8. This elastic can be extended through the band elements through an opening ['9 on the inner side of the band elements. The main body of the skirt is connected to the bottom band element l2 by a stitching 2|, as shown more clearly in Fig. 6.
As shown in Fig. 5, the band elements can be separated from one another by the cutting of an intermediate band element between the connecting courses. By further unraveling the knitted courses the entire cut band element can be removed.
It will accordingly be apparent that the band can be had upon the skirt at the desired height. The elastic I8 can be placed in any one of the band elements and the upper band element can be removed or left in place, as may be desired.
In Fig. '7, there is shown a bathing trunk 22 having belt straps 23 at the upper end and an adjustable band structure 24 at the lower end of each leg. This band structure 24 is made up of band elements 25, 25 and 21 knitted together by courses 28 and to the main body of the bathing trunk by a stitching 29. The several band elements on the leg of the bathing trunk can be severed in the same manner as above described. The draw threads can be removed or, if desired, the intermediate band element can be cut with scissors and the remaining portions of that band element removed by the unraveling of the knitted courses and discarded.
While various changes may be made in the detail construction, it shall be understood that such changes shall be within the spirit and scope of the present invention as defined by the appended claim.
Having thus set forth and disclosed the nature of my invention, what is claimed is:
An adjustable height band construction for garments comprising a plurality of double-ply channel bands vertically positioned one above the other and each being adapted to receive an elastic cord, and a main garment portion connected to the lowermost of the said bands, each of the said bands being made of an integrally knitted strip folded intermediate its edges to provide a closed finished top edge, the lowermost edges of each of the said bands being secured to the top finished edge of the said band beneath it by means of an easily removable draw thread, whereby when the said draw thread is removed a closed selvage is provided, at least one or the 4 said bands receiving an elastic cord, and the outside of the said bands being knitted of the same yarn of which the garment is made and the inside of the said bands being knitted of a difierent yarn.
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|U.S. Classification||2/221, 2/237, 2/269|
|International Classification||A41F9/00, A41F9/02|