US 2694200 A
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Nov. 16, 1954 v. a. PIERCE INFANTS SLIPOVER CLOTH ROBE Filed Jan. 29, 1952 INVENTOR.
United States Patent INFANTS SLIPOVER CLOTH ROBE Virginia B. Pierce, Winnetka, 111., assignor to Nappies, Incorporated, a corporation of Illinois Application January 29, 1952, Serial No. 268,849
2 Claims. (Cl. 2-75) This invention is directed to a cloth robe for infants.
The principal object of this invention is to provide an improved cloth robe for infants, wherein the usual front openings and closure devices such as buttons, slide fasteners and the like are eliminated, wherein the usual sashes and cords are eliminated, wherein the cloth robe completely encircles the infant to provide warmth, wherein the cloth robe may be readily slipped over the head, body and arms of the infant, wherein the cloth robe is large and full for ease in putting on the same and for comfort in use, wherein the hand and neck openings and the waist are resiliently gathered to provide proper fit at these points without binding and still permit the cloth robe readily to be slipped over the head, body and arms of the infant, wherein the number of sizes of the cloth robe may be made a minimum for various sized infants thereby greatly reducing selling and handling costs, and wherein the cloth robe may be inexpensively manufactured.
Briefly, the infants slipover cloth robe of this invention includes identical single piece cloth front and rear panels each having large and full sleeve, body, waist and skirt portions and a large neck cutout in the body portion. Inner seams join the front and rear cloth panels along the sides of the skirt, waist, body and sleeve portions into a large and full cloth robe, leaving a large and full open bottom on the skirt, large and full hand openings in the sleeves and a large and full neck opening in the body, and the waist also being large and full. This large and full robe may therefore be readily slipped over the head, body and arms of the infant. Elastic bands are sewn in the large and full hand openings of the sleeves, neck opening of the body and the waist for resiliently gathering the robe at these points to cause the robe resiliently to fit closely at these points without binding and still permit the large and full robe readily to be slipped over the head, body and arms of the infant. A cloth pocket formed from the material of the neck cutout of one of the panels may be sewed to the side of the skirt adjacent the waist.
Further objects of this invention reside in the details of construction of the infants slipover cloth robe and in the cooperative relationships between the component parts thereof.
Other objects and advantages of this invention will become apparent to those skilled in the art upon reference to the accompanying specification, claims and drawing in which:
Fig. 1 is a front view of the infants slipover cloth robe of this invention;
Fig. 2 is an enlarged perspective view of the resiliently gathered neck opening of the robe;
Fig. 3 is an enlarged partial sectional view of the side seam of the robe and taken substantially along the line 3-3 of Fig. 1;
Fig. 4 is an enlarged partial sectional view showing the gathered waistband of the robe and taken substantially along the line 44 of Fig. 1;
Fig. 5 is an enlarged partial sectional view of the bottom hem of the robe and taken substantially along the line 55 of Fig. 1; and
Fig. 6 is a plan view of one of the cloth panels utilized in fabricating the robe.
The infants slipover cloth robe of this invention includes two identical single piece cloth panels, one of the panels being a front panel and the other a rear panel. One of these identical panels is generally designated at 2,694,200 Patented Nov. .16, 1954 preciably in either direction and provides good body and fine appearance for the purposes of this invention.
Each panel 10 includes a body portion 11, a pair of sleeve portions 12, a waist portion 13 and a skirt portion 14, these portions all being large and full. A large and full neck cutout 15 is provided in the body portion, this cutout portion being preferably substantially semicircular, as indicated. The front and rear panels are joined together by inner seams, the inner seams extending along the side edges 16 of the skirt portion 14, side edges 17 of the waist portion 13 and side edges 18 and 19 of the sleeve and body portions 12 and 11. These inner seams are illustrated in more detail in Fig. 3, being formed by overcast chain stitching 23. When the panels are so,joined together there are left an opening 20 in the bottom of the skirt 14, hand openings 21 in the ends of the sleeves 12 and a neck opening 15 in the body 11. The neck opening 15 and the hand openings 21 may be finished by overcast chain stitching. The bottom opening 20 in the skirt 14 may be provided with a hem 28 which may be formed by overcast chain stitching 29, as indicated in Fig. 5.
The neck opening 15 of the body of the robe is resiliently gathered together by means of sewing an elastic cord 25 about the neck opening, as indicated in Fig. 2. This elastic cord may encircle the neck opening a number of times, as indicated, and it operates to gather together the large and full neck opening into a relatively small neck opening for fitting closely the neck of the infant. In a like manner, the hand openings 21 are also resiliently gathered together by sewing in place an elastic cord 26. In this way the large and full hand openings 21 are resiliently gathered together to fit clostly the wrists of the infant.
An elastic cord 27 is sewed into the waist 13 of the robe for resiliently gathering together the waist of the robe and, here again, the elastic cord may pass around the waist several times, as indicated in more detail in Fig. 4. This resilient gathering of the waist of the robe operates to cause the waist to fit snugly about the infant. In this way, the robe, which is large and full, may readily be slipped over the head, body and arms of'the infant, the resilient gathering at the neck opening, the hand openings and the waist permitting this. The resilient gathering also causes the robe to fit the infant closely at the neck, wrists and waist of the infant so as to provide warmth, to enhance the appearance of the robe and to make the robe adaptable for various sized infants. In this latter respect, it is found that robes made in accordance with this invention in two, or at the most three, sizes fit practically any infant regardless of size. This greatly reduces the selling and handling costs of the robes. Because the robe is made of two panels, it
may be readily and inexpensively manufactured and yet be practical and provide a pleasing appearance. When the robe is applied to an infant the infant is completely encircled for warmth and because of the resilient gathering, no binding does, or can, take place.
In order to further enhance the appearance of the robe and add to its utility, it may be provided with a pocket 31. The material for the pocket is obtained from the neck cut out of one of the panels and it is suitably sewed to the side of the skirt l4, adiacent the waist 13 by means of overcast chain stitching 32. The top of the pocket, if desired, may be provided with fringe 33, or the like. By making the pocket from the neck cutout, cost of manufacture of the robe is maintained at a minimum. Because the front and back panels are identical and because the pocket is located at the side of the robe, there is no difference between the front and back of the robe. As a result, it is not necessary to distinguish be-- twfeen front and back when slipping the robe onto an in ant.
While for purposes of illustration one form of this invention has been disclosed, other forms thereof may become apparent to those skilled in the art upon reference to this disclosure and, therefore, this invention is to be limited only by the scope of the-appended claims;-
I claim as my invention:
1. An infants slipover cloth robe comprising, a single piece-clothfront panel havingrlargei'and full sleeve, body, waist and \skirt'xportions andt ai large neckt cutoutin the body portion, an identical; single piece cloth rear panel having'large and ful'lsleeve;b'ody, waistand skirt portions andv a large. neck: cutont in: the.' body portion, inner seams :joining thefront'and: rear cloth panels along the sides of the. skirt, waist, bodyand'sleeveportions into a large and'fulliclothmobe leaving a largeand full open bottom: on. the skirt, large-and full hand openings in the sleevesand a largetand:fullenecle opening in the body and forming'a large and ifull waist, the large and full cloth robebeingzreadilwslipped'over the' head, body and arms of an infant; an elastic'cordsewn in the large and full hand'openings: ofthesleeves'for resiliently gathering together thehandopenings, an elastic cord sewn in the large and fullineckuopeningrof the body for resiliently gatheringtogether'theneck opening, and an elastic cord sewn int-the'large. and fullwaist'for resiliently gathering together the waist, the elastic cords causing the cloth'robeito fit'resilientlycloselyv about the'wrists, neck and WHiSt'Of-thfi infantwithout binding and perrnitting the cloth trobe.-readily"to be slipped over the head, body and armsofzthe infant;
2. An infantsslipovenclothxrobecomprising, a single piece'cl-oth frontpanelhaving large and full sleeve, body, Waistandskirti portions and a'large neck cutout in the body portion, an identical single piecetcloth rear panel having'large:and' full-sleeve, body, waist 'and skirt portions and a large neck cutout in the body portion, inner seamsjoining' the-front and rear cloth panels along-thesides of the skirt, Waist, body and sleeve portions into a large and full cloth robe leaving a large and full open bottom on the skirt, large and full hand openings in the sleeves and a large and full neck opening in the body and forming a large and full Waist, the large and full cloth robe being readily slipped over the head, body and arms of an infant, an elastic cord sewn in the large and full hand openings of the sleeves for resiliently gathering together the hand openings, an elastic cord sewn in the large and full'neck opening of the body for resiliently gathering together the neck opening, an elastic cord sewn in the large and full Waist for resiliently gathering together the waist, the elastic cords causing the cloth robe to fit resiliently closely about the Wrists, neck and waist of the infant without binding and permitting the cloth robe readily to be slipped over the head,
bodyand arms of the infant, acloth pocket panel ofthe same size as the neckcutout of the front or rear panel, and a seam joiningithe cloth pocketpanel to the side of the skirt adjacent thetwaist.
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