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Publication numberUS852364 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 30, 1907
Filing dateDec 8, 1905
Priority dateDec 8, 1905
Publication numberUS 852364 A, US 852364A, US-A-852364, US852364 A, US852364A
InventorsHarriet Powell Wheeler
Original AssigneeHarriet Powell Wheeler
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 852364 A
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PATENTED APR. 30, 1907.




m M m ZIP Whee ll" is cut away to remove the apexes of the tri- HARRIET POWELL WHEELER, OF TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA.


Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented April 30, 1907.

Application filed December 8, 1905. Serial No. 290,944.

T0 at whom it may concern.-

Be it known that I, HARRIET POWELL WHEELER, of the city of Toronto, in the county of York, in the Province of Ontario, Canada, have invented certainnew and useful Improvementsin Drawers, of whichthe following is the specification.

My invention relates to improvements in women and childrens drawers and the object of the invention is to devise a simple, cheaply made, perfectly fitting and comfortable garment of this class in which the belt, gathers and all gores are eliminated and it consists essentially of a pair of drawers formed out of one blank or piece of substantially tri-angular shape, the longest side being straight and the remaining sides being arc-shaped, the long side having a circular recess cut out of the center of'the same. The apexes of the tri-angle are cut away between the long sidesand curved sides by a straight line and between the curved sides in the form of a broad V-shaped notch from the center of which a bi-secting slit is made inwardly in the material. The sides ofthe notch are designed to be sewed to the sides of the opposite cut-away apexes, so as to form the garment as hereinafter more particularly explained.

Figure 1, is a perspective view showing a .piece of cloth folded once to exemplify the mannerof cutting out the garment. Fig. 2, is a plan view of the garment when cutout. Fig. 3, is a plan view showing the garment partially made. Fig.4., shows'a complete pair of drawers.

In the drawings like letters of reference indicate corresponding parts in each figure.

A is the roll of cloth oneend of which is foldedbackwardly on itself as indicated in atternis laid on the double ortion in the form sh own in dotted lines, the

Fig. 1. The

fold being indicated from A to A A A is a dotted line showing the cut to be made to form the waist portion of the garment or referring to the blank in Fig; 2 the recess 2. p

A to A represents the portion of the straight side of the tri-angle extending to each side of the recess 2.

A A represents the side of the blank, which angular blank.

A and A.represent the curved sides located opposite the straight side of the blank. A A represent the two straight sides which form the notch 3 and A to A the slit cut in the material and bi-secting the angle between the curved sides.

It is necessary to form the curved sides A A in order to produce a straight bottom edge to the drawers when they are in position on the legs of the wearer. The sides A and A are turned over on to the sides A A from each side, one side being shown in Fig. 3 and such sides are sewed together as indicated in this latter figure, thereby producing one of the legs of the drawers.

It will be noticed on reference to Fig. 4, that the material of the legs where they extend across the hip is cut on the bias but in the front and back Where the drawers are opened as indicated or connected together as the case may be the material is on a straight edge orselvage. Such edge is turned in and hemmed as indicated in Figs. 3 and 4 and the front portion of the edge is provided with the usual facing 5 and the waist portion is provided with the facing 6; both the facings may be formed of the waste material.

As indicated in Fig; 4 the usual trimming 7 is provided at the bottom of the legs. It will also be noticed in this figure that I have indicated the material on the bias where it would extend over the hips.

Such a construction of drawers as I have set forth is very simple and cheaply'madc and as the material is on the bias on the hip and straight at thefront and back the necessity of gores on the inner sides of the legs is avoided and it will be noticed that all gathers are avoided around the waist and there is no belt. The dispensing of the ga hering of the material on the waist line is, of course, an important desideratum, especially when the drawers are worn by stout women. It will also be noticed that all strain in the entire garment including the hips and legs is exerted on the bias of the material.

What Iclaim as my invention is:

1. A blank for the formation of womens drawers, comprising substantially atri-angular piece having one straight divided side provided with a central arc-shaped recess, which forms the edge constituting the complete waist portion, the two portions of the straight side forming the two sides of the back, and two opposite curved sides forming the bottom of the leg portion, the apeXes of the material between the straight and the curved sides being cut away obliquely and the apexes of the juncture of the curvedrside being provided with a \I-shaped notch, the the material between the straight and the 15 sides of which with the aforesaid obliquely cut away portions being designed to be connected together to form the crotch, as and for the purpose specified.

2. A blank for the formation of womens drawers comprising substantially a tri-an ular piece having one straight divided side provided with a central arc-shaped recess, which forms the edge constituting the complete waist portion, the two portions of the straight side-forming the two sides of the back, and two opposite curved sides forming the bottom of the leg portion, theapexs of curved sides being cut away obliquely and the apex of the juncture of the curved side HARRIET POWELL WHEELER.

Witnesses B. BOYD,


being provided with a V-shaped notch, the

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