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Publication numberUS3098236 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 23, 1963
Filing dateAug 29, 1961
Priority dateAug 29, 1961
Publication numberUS 3098236 A, US 3098236A, US-A-3098236, US3098236 A, US3098236A
InventorsBernfeld Isabel M
Original AssigneeBernfeld Isabel M
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Garment construction
US 3098236 A
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July 23, 1963 l. M. BERNFELD 3,098,236

GARMENT CONSTRUCTION Filed Aug. 29, 1961 INVENTOR.

ISABEL M. BERNFELD ATTORNEY United States Patent 3,098,236 GARMENT CUNSTRUCTIDN Isabel M. Berufeld, 509 Franklin Turnpike, Ailendale, NJ. Filed Aug. 29, 1961, Ser. No. 134,622 2 Claims. (Cl. 2106) The present invention relates to an outer garment, such as a blouse or shirt, which may be worn by either men or women, and which is intended to be tucked into a pair of trousers or a skirt, as the case may be.

More specifically, the garment of .the present invention is adapted to be tucked into a skirt and is provided with improved means to prevent the tucked-in part from riding up and thereby being Withdrawn from the skirt. Accordingly, the garment in accordance with the present invention is especially suitable for use by a wearer who is engaged in an athletic activity, such as bowling, during which the resulting body movements usually cause the tuckedin part to ride up and be withdrawn from the skirt, thereby causing undesirable bulged portions at the waist of the wearer.

The garment in accordance with the invention comprises two basic members, the first of which is substantially the same in construction .as any outer garment such as a blouse, and the second of which is a single panel of special configuration secured to the first member in such a way that when such second member is tucked into a skirt, body movement of the wearer will not cause said second member to ride up and be withdrawn from its tucked-in condition.

tit is therefore an object of the invention to provide an outer garment which is adapted to be tucked into a skirt or a pair of trousers, but which is designed in such a manner that the tucked-in portion will not ride up and be withdrawn from its tucked-in condition, during wear.

Another object is the provision of an outer garment adapted to be tucked into a skirt or a pair of trousers which garment is made up of two basic members, one of which is secured to the garment in such manner as to prevent the transmission thereto of any substantial forces during bodily movement of the wearer.

The above and other objects, features and advantages of the present invention will be more fully understood from the following description considered in connection with the accompanying drawings.

In the drawings:

FIG. 1 shows a pair of side perspective views of the garment in accordance with the invention, worn by a wearer, in two positions thereof;

FIG. 2 is a front elevational perspective view of one of the members forming the garment in accordance with the invention;

FIG. 3 is an elevation view similar to FIG. 2 with some of the parts shown in extended position;

FIG. 4 is a front elevation view of the other member forming the garment in accordance with the invention;

FIG. 5 is a front elevational perspective view of the garment in accordance with the invention showing some of the parts in extended position;

FIG. 6 is a rear elevational perspective view of the garment in accordance with the invention with some parts shown in extended position;

FIG. 7 is a section taken along line 7 of FIG. 5; and

FIG. 8 is a view similar to FIG. 4, showing a slight modification thereof.

Referring now to the drawings, FIG. 1 shows the representation of a woman wearing the garment 10 in accordance with the invention, illustrating with particularity the effect of bodily movement of the wearer on the garment lit. More specifically, the full lines represent the wearer "ice in an upright position, and the dashed lines represent the same wearer bending down in position to bowl. It will be noted that as the wearer moves from the upright position to the bent position, the tucked-in part of garment 10 did not ride up and there have therefore not been formed the usual undesirable bulges about the waistline. The features of garment 10 which prevent such riding up will now be described.

Garment 10 is made up of two members, namely member '12, shown in FIGS. 2 and 3, and member 14, shown in FIG. 4. Member 12 is constructed in substantially the same manner as any blouse and comprises the collar section 16, a back section 18, sleeves 20 and 22, left front section 24 and right front section 26. The collar section is secured to the back section along a seam 28. Shoulder seam 32 extends from collar seam 28 and secures back section 18 to right front section 26 above sleeve 20. Seam 34 secures back section 18 to right front section 26 below sleeve 20. Similarly, shoulder seam 36 extends from collar seam =28 and secures back section 18 to left front section 24 above sleeve 22. Seam 38 secures back section 18 to right front section 24 below sleeve 22. Thus it is seen that the construction of member 12, as shown in FIGS. 2 and 3, is conventional for any blouse with the sole exception that the back section 18 is much shorter than the left and right front sections 24 and 26, respectively, whereby bottom edge 19 of back section 18 is above the bottom edges of sections 24 and 26.

At this time it should be noted that when a conventional blouse such as member 12 is worn, and the wearer engages in an average amount of bodily activity, back section '18 is the part which will primarily follow the movement of the body of the wearer. Accordingly, if a wearer wearing member 12 were to bend down to bowl, for example, such as shown in FIG. 1, the back section 18 will ride up the back of the wearer, and if such back section 18 were to be tucked firmly into a skirt, such bending by the wearer would cause back section 18 to be withdrawn from the skirt, resulting in uncomfortable and unpleasant bulges at the waist line. In this connection it should also be noted that while it is the back section which primarily follows the movement of the wearers back during bending, the front sections 24 and 26 have little, if any, movement resulting from such bending movements of the wearer.

FIG. 4 represents member 14 which is, in accordance with the invention, secured to member 12 to define a complete blouse which may be tucked into a skirt but which will not ride up during wear. Member 14 consists of a single panel having a bottom edge 40', lower rectilinear side edges 42 and 44, upper inwardly cunved side edges 46 and 48, and an inwardly curved top edge 50. Upper side edge 46 and top edge 50 meet at a junction 52, and upper side edge 48 and top edge 50 meet at junction 54.

The manner in which member 14 is secured to member 12 will now be described with particular reference to FIGS. 5 and 6. Junctions 52 and 54 are secured, respectively, to shoulder seams 32 and 34. The securement of junctions 5-2 and 54 to said seams 32 and 36, respectively, are in reality substantially point securements as these junctions are of very short dimension. Lower side edges 42 and 44 of member 14 are secured to the confronting side edges 56 and 58 of sections 26 and 24, respectively, along seams 60 and 6-2, respectively. Upper side edges 46 and 48 as Well as top edge 50 of member 14 remain totally unsecured in the fully assembled condition of garment 10.

By reference to FIGS. 5 and 6 it will be noted that when the garment is fully assembled, member 40* extends below back section 18. It is understood that the dimensions of member 14 are such that when the latter is secured to member 12 the bottom edges of sections 24 and 26 will be in alignment with a bottom edge 40 of member 14. If the blouse when so assembled is worn, it will have the outward appearance of an ordinary blouse, except for the fact that the lower edge 19 of back section 18 will be visible. In view of the fact, however, that the fabric out of which member 14 is made is similar to the fabric out of which member 12 is made, bottom edge 19 in no way affects the esthetic effect of the entire blouse.

After blouse has been fully assembled in the manner described above, it is ready for wear. When blouse 10 is worn, it is intended to be tucked into the skirt. Accordingly, the lower parts of front sections 24 and 26 as well as the lower part of member 14 will be tucked into the skirt as shown in FIG. 1. Member 14, however, is secured to member 12 along two places only on the shoulder seams 32 and 36, respectively, and along side seams 60 and 62. Accordingly, when the wearer engages in physical activity, including substantial body bending such as occurs in bowling or golf, the tucked-in part of the blouse will not ride up and will not be caused to be withdrawn from its tucked-in condition. This is due to the fact that the only points of securement of member 14 to the remainder of the blouse are at two places on the shoulder seams which have little, if any, movement relative to the waistline during bending movement of the wearer. The part of the garment that will be caused to move is the back section 18, but the latter is not tucked in and is perfectly free to move, as is shown in FIG. 1. Tucked-in member 14 will have no tendency to move up whatsoever. In this connection it must be noted that the front sections 24 and 26 have no tendency to ride up under the bending movement of the wearer. Thus it is seen that the garment in accordance with the construction described above is capable of being tucked in for purposes of comfort and appearance, and at the same time will not have a tendency to ride up and be withdrawn from its tucked-in condition, though the wearer may be engaged in strenuous physical activity. In effect, apart from the points of securement along junctions 52 and 54, the upper part of member 14 is entirely free from securement and is thus floating, as best shown in FIG. 7. The lower part of member 14 is secured only along seams 6t and 62 which have no tendency to ride up during bending of the wearer.

The garment in accordance with the invention has been described in connection with member 14 which consists of a single panel made of the same material as member 12. In accordance with a slight modification, a member 14 may be used instead of member 14 and, as shown in FIG. 8, member 14' is in all respects similar in configuration to member 14 but differs therefrom only in that it is made up of two panels, an upper one 64 and a lower one 66 secured together along seam 68. Upper panel 64 is made of an elastic material and lower panel 66 of material similar to that of member 12. By incorporating an elastic material in member 14 the latter will be permitted to stretch in the event that a force is applied thereto, thereby preventing the tucked-in lower part 66 from riding up. It should be noted, however, as previously discussed, that bending by the wearer does not result in any significant pull applied to member 14'. The purpose of the elastic part 64 is only to absorb any pull if such pull is inadvertently applied to member 14'. It will be noted,

also, that when member 14' is secured to member 12, the elastic part 64 will be concealed from view so as not to esthetically affect the garment.

While I have herein shown and described the preferred embodiments of my invention, it will be understood that the invention may be embodied otherwise than as herein specifically illustrated or described, and that in the illustrated embodiment certain changes in the details of construction and in the form and arrangement of parts may be made without departing from the underlying idea or principles of this invention within the scope of the up pended claims.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

1. An upper garment comprising, a back section secured to left and right front sections along a pair of shoulder seams and along a pair of side seams, respectively, a panel having a top edge defined between upper left and right corners, said top edge being secured only at said upper left and right corners thereof, respectively, to said shoulder seams, whereby said top edge remains unsecured between said corners, said panel extending from said shoulder seams downwardly and terminating below said back section, said panel having side edges secured only along the lower parts thereof to said left and right front sections, respectively, whereby the upper parts of said side edges between said corners and said lower parts remain unsecured the portion of said panel below said back section being adapted to be tucked into a lower garment when said upper garment is worn and said tucked in portion being prevented from riding up during bending movement of the wearer.

2. An upper garment comprising, a back section sccured to left and right front sections along a pair of shoulder seams and along a pair of side seams, respectively, a panel having a top edge defined between upper left and right corners, said top edge being secured only at said upper left and right corners thereof, respectively, to said shoulder seams, whereby said top edge remains unsecured between said corners, said panel extending from said shoulder seams downwardly and terminating below said back section, said panel having side edges secured only along the lower parts thereof to said left and right front sections, respectively, whereby the upper parts of said side edges between said corners and said lower parts remain unsecured the portion of said panel below said back section being adapted to be tucked into a lower garment when said upper garment is worn and said tucked in portion being prevented from riding up during bending movement of the wearer, said back section being shorter than said front sections and said panel terminating in a bottom edge which is co-linear with the bottom edges of said front sections.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification2/106
International ClassificationA41D1/18, A41D1/00
Cooperative ClassificationA41D1/18
European ClassificationA41D1/18