US 2671220 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
March 9, 1954 G. w. GEISSMANN BABYS GARMENT Filed Feb. 28, 1949 INVENTOR. Guwvs WH/Tcome GE/SSMANN M TwY/gwm AM ATTORNEYS.
Patented Mar. 9, 1954 BRBY S GARMENT Gladys .WhitcnmbrG.cissmann;.,New York,.N-.
NppiiatibmFliruary 28, 1949; SriaiNor 78-3715 (Cl.-.2 -8(k) 2- Claimsi This invention relates-to ohildrezrs garment's and particularlyto onepiece suits or garments suitable for clothing babiesfrom birth" up to about one year of" ages Typical f suits embodying thepresent invention are cha-racteri'zed by a jacketlike portion= buttoning' down the front of the garment which is-adapted to cover the chest; back, shoulders and arms of theinfant and *a lower suitably taperedfiap portionwhich can'be drawn downwardly between the legs" ofthe infant, then up in front and'- buttoned or other wise secured around'thewaist' of the -infant.
Thegarment may, ifd'esired; be-of a single piece of materialhaving-suitably contoured" edge portionswhich are-joined by a simple sewing operation" involving two seams along the edges of the garment; to form-the jacket orupper body coveringportion so' that" unsightlyseams in otherportions of the garment may 'becompletel'y eliminated.
The advantages" of my new fo'rnr of babys suit i'sthat it can be opened out flat for easy access and easyironing, itimay'be providedwith suitable fastening means whereby the length from theshoulder to'crotcrr of tliegarmentmay be'varied inaccordance with theinfantsgrowth and likewise the waist linemay be varied as required; Moreover; the" garment maybe" are signed so that it provides'avery'smootlr appear= ance'in which the'se'amsintheside-portions of the. garmentv are coyeredby the-flap portion-so that the side seams are not visible when the garment is f ullyf astened around the lo'aby.
Forai'better understanding: of the present-invention'reference may be had-=to the accompanying' drawings in which:
Fig; 1 isa plan view OfiOne-hai-f of the blank orpatternsfor a typical garmentembodyingjthe present invention;
Fig. 2 is a front view of the garment in assembled condition with the flap at the bottom of the garment shown extended;
Fig. 3 is a side view of the garment shown in its condition as applied to the infant, but with the waistband straps unbottoned;
Fig. 4 is a view of the garment as applied to the infant showing the bottom flap unfastened; and
Fig. 5 is a front view of the garment as applied to the infant.
Referring now to Figs. 2 to 5, the garment consists primarily of a jacket or torso covering portion in having sleeves II and I2 thereon, a lower flap portion l3 adapted to be passed between the infants legs and upwardly over the front: ofi.the? garmentixas Sh'OWHZiIlE Figs; 3;: an'difi'; the flap: havingra' wa'istband' strap: Ii -thereon adapted itobe buttonedlinsthe 'bankcofttheibodp portion of the garment. The flap: I35 as showniinliigs. 2 .andt l is. provided'zwithiaanarrow mid portion I5 at"the:zon'e;of' the crotchnan'd 'is' suitably tapered in back: and in :front to cover. the: diapers of the infant when: it: is: foldedxand secured in closed position.
The jacket. I3 is provided with a series: of buttonsand cooperating. button. holes: iii; so that'the jacket can be buttoned:securely: around the ohest of the infant The waistbandstrap I t iscprovidedtwith' a'.cen'- trally located button hole =18 which, as ShOWl'lilIl Figs. 3- and: 5' can receive any "of? the .buttons-i IE to pull the :fiap tightly between the legs OfiTthB infant; The waistbandi strap may; furthei be provided with: snaps or-button holes amiihuttons in order-thatiitz can lee-secured at the. backxof' the garment;
In 1 order toprovide a properly fitting garment of the-character'described above which maybe assembled easilyand at the same-time may he made-veryaccessible for ironing orfor-changing diapers or the like; I have provided I a novel arrangement of elements in the form: of the pattern of-the garment.
R eferring'now'to Fig; I ofthe drawingsin which:- one half of the garment is disclosed, a typical pattern includes: an upper right hand edge portion l9 forming the right hand side of the chest covering portion of the-coat or jacket i05- Theedge li may besubst'antially straight and is recessed' to .form a neckreceiving notch or recess: 201 The upper end of the pattern or blank: shownin Fig; 1includes.a narrow edge portion 21' which joins with an: inclined edge portion'fl extending to the left: and downwardly and.v merging i'nto a reversely curved; portiorr 23 which will be disposed at the armpit of the garment. This curved portion 23 merges into another inclined edge 24 which forms the under arm edge of the sleeve I2. The edge 24 terminates at the cuff edge 25 of the sleeve which in turn terminates at another inclined edge 26 forming the under arm edge of the back of the sleeve I2. The edge 28 merges into a curved portion 21 which is extended to the apex of the triangular flap 28.
The remainder of the garment which comprises the fiap portion l3 includes inwardly converging edges 29 and 30 and the outwardly extending end of the waistband strap M.
It will be understood that the other side of the garmentis a mirror image of that just described.
In assembling the garment, the upper portion of the garment is folded on the fold line -D and a seam is run from the outer ends of the sleeve edges 24 and 26 around the curved overlying edges 23 and 21 and then along the edge 22 and the upper edge (Fig. 1) of the flap 2B, the latter having been folded over to coincide with the edge 22. The seam terminates at the apex of the flap 28 and the outer end of the short edge 2| of the garment. Thus, by means of a single seam at each side of the garment, the jacket or body covering portion of the garment can be assembled. The above described operations are simple and can be accomplished by relatively unskilled seamstresses so that the garment lends.
itself to ready mass production operations. Moreover, as indicated above the garment is readily adjusted to accommodate infants of different torso lengths and waist dimensions by suitably adjusting the overlap of the ends of the waistband and by securing the waistband to one or another of the buttons [6 at the front of the garment.
To further compensate or provide for growth of the child, each shoulder portion of the suit or garment may be provided with a truck or pleat 32, as shown in Fig. 5. The tuck may be formed by folding the pattern in Fig. 1 on the dotted lines 33 and 34 and securing the tuck so formed with a removable row of stitches. The shoulder width of the garment and the length from end to end of the sleeves can b increased by removing the stitches to release the tucks thereby compensating for the increase in the growth of the childs chest, shoulders and arms. This shoulder construction, together with the under arm construction of the garment provides wide latitude in the adjustment of the garment for size and produces a most flexible and non-binding garment.
The tapering construction of the bottom flap is such as to permit a neat close fit of the flap around the infant's legs without pinching or binding, while at the same time overlapping to such an extent when the bottom flap is fastened that the diapers of the infant are completely concealed.
The garment is, of course, easily opened throughout substantially its entir extent so that it facilitates the changing of diapers and also facilitates ironing of the garment because it can be opened out fiat for ironing in an ironing machine or with a hand iron.
It will be understood that the garment may be made of substantially any desired type of material, that it may be suitably ornamented and that, if desired, it may be formed of more than one piece of material instead of a single piece of material as described above in order to economize in the materials used and also to provide different ornamental effects as may be desired. Therefore, the form of the invention described above should be considered as illustrative and not as limiting the scope of the following claims.
1. An infants suit comprising a jacket portion having a back panel and front panels forming an extension of, and joined to, said back portion, at the shoulders of said jacket portion, said front panels having opposed free inner edges extending lengthwise of the front of said jacket portion and lower edges converging inwardly and downwardly from the outer edges of said front panels, connecting means on said inner edges for detachably securing them together across the chest of the infant, a fiat portion secured to the lower edg of the back panel of said jacket portion and extending outwardly therefrom beyond the lower edges of said front panels, a waistband portion extending transversely of the outer end of said flap portion and having means to secure its opposit ends together around the body of the infant, a fastening element on and at about the middle of said waistband portion for detachable connection with said connecting means, said flap portion tapering inwardly from its inner and outer ends to a narrow central portion to be disposed between the infants legs, said outer end of said flap being of sufficient width to extend across the front panels and overlap the side edges of said back panel, and a pair of triangular sections seamlessly united With said back panel extending from the lateral edges of said flap portion adjacent to the back panel of said jacket portion, said triangular sections extending around the sides of said jacket portion and each having a downwardly and forwardly inclined edge complemental, and joined by a seam, to the downwardly inclined lower edge of a corresponding front panel.
2. The garment set forth in claim 1 in which each front panel includes a sleeve front portion at its outer, upper edge, corresponding sleeve back portions extending outwardly from opposite sides of said back panel, and a single seam on each side of said garment connecting the lower edges of said sleeve front and back portions, the outer edges of said front and back panels, and said complemental inclined edges.
GLADYS WHITCOMB GEISSMANN.
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