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US2331079A
US2331079A US443675A US44367542A US2331079A US 2331079 A US2331079 A US 2331079A US 443675 A US443675 A US 443675A US 44367542 A US44367542 A US 44367542A US 2331079 A US2331079 A US 2331079A
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H. J. PEARL Oct. 5, 1943.

3 nnnsi 7 Filed May 20, 1942 INVENTOR. 1 fi/vey r/THFAQL,

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Patented Oct. 5, 1943 "Henry J. PearL Los Angeles, 'Calif., assignor of one-'l alf to Harvey L. Barker, Los 'Angeles,

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Application Mayi20, 1942, SerialNo. 443 ,675

4 'Claims.

The invention relates to a dressiand particularly toan:arrangement'for simplifyingtthe problem of raising :or lowering the waist :line of a one-piece dress 'or' uniform.

:With regard to :whethera one-piece dress is provided with a removable belt or a set-in belt, generally speaking heretofore there have been 'tWo methods-f forming'the-waist lineof a onepiece-dress; If the separate belt is to be used,it is customary first to stitch the bottom of the blouse tothe top of the skirton'the wrong side, then to apply a top stitch on'the right side of the goods overthe first stitch. Usually a finishing stitch such as an overcast is supplied to the edge of the goods. To save material, the first stitch is applied quite nearthe end of the goods, and hence an'insufiicient margin isleft for lowering the waist line. This has the i-urtherdefect that regardless of whether the waist line'is'lowered the-very slightest amount possible or Whetherit is raised-any suitable amount, it is necessary to remove the three stitches before mentioned. This is objectionable from the standpoint of the retailer because the one-piece dress or uniform sells for a comparatively low price and .the cost of changing the waistline adds a very large percentage to the cost of the dress. It is objection-- able from the standpoint of the consumer for the reason that it involves'a substantial amount of work to remove three stitchings before .making the alterations, and even so, only a negligible amount of lengthening is usually possible.

Similar objections apply to the customary'onepiece'dressor uniformhavinga set-in'belt. Here- 'tofore this belt has been made in two pieces, namely,-a front and a back. The back .part of the belt is stitched at its top to thebottomof the blouse and at its bottom to the top .of theskirt. Then the outer half .of-the'belt is stitched to the blouse and skirt over .the two first stitchings. This has the disadvantage thatitisnotpossible to lengthen the waist line. rAlso, if it isdesired to shorten the waist line, it is necessary to rip the two seams which hold the. top of the front and back halves of the belt to the bottom of the blouse.

The demand for an accurately fitting waist line is so great that the retailer frequently requires the dress manufacturer 'to furnish such dresses 'in sizes which vary -by-one-half size.

--An object of the invention-is to=overcome the aboveobjectionsand provide a one-piecedress or uniform having a waist line which-can be either rai'se'd -'0r lowered with aa comparatively broken away 'on-a line parallel to line 8-8 .small amount .of :work, whereby the waist-line may be readily raisedror lowered, more in certain places'than others if desired, and whereby it is unnecessary .to supply "the .retailer with dresses in one-:half 'size.

For further. details of the invention, reference maybe made to itheedrawing wherein Fig.1 is a view :in elevation ofaa one-piece dress or uniform having a set+inbelt according to the present invention.

Fig. 12 is an :enlarged sectional view top line 2- 2 of Fig. 1 looking'in the directionof-"the arrows, with parts'broken'away, and showing the normal position of the stitching of the top of-the :beltand thebottom of 'theblouse asthe goods are oiferedfor sale by the retailer.

"Fig.3 is a View corresponding to .Fig. .2 with thewaist lineraised, after removing the stitching at thetop of the-belt in FigHZand restitching as indicated in Fig. 3. 1

Fig. '4 is a view-corresponding to 2 with the waist line lowered after removing the stitchingin FigJ2 and restitchingas indicated in this figure. I

Fig.5 is 'a front-elevational View, with'part of the skirt broken. awaymfthe invention-as applied to a one-piece dress or uniform having a separate belt.

Fig. 6 is an'enlarged'sectional view, with-parts in Fig. '5 through oneof the beltloops.

Fig. '7 is a sectional viewcorrespondi-ng'toFig. 6, with the floating loop in ajraised position for a'waist'line higher than the 'seamshown. This loop can similarly be lowered to position the beltbelow theposition shown in Fig. *6.

Fig. 8 is an enlarged sectional view with parts broke'n'away on line 8-8-ofFig.'5 looking-in the direction of the arrows; and illustratingthe'mannor of securingthe blouse and skirtat thewaist line as it is 'sold'to'the'customer.

Fig. 9 is a sectional Viewcorresponding'toFig. 8 with the skirtsewed to theblousebya second seamfto raise'thewaistline.

Fig.. I0'is atsectional view corresponding to "Fig. 8 with a second seam .appli'edbetween the first stitching and the end of the goods to lower the waistline.

Fig. 11 is asectional viewcorresponding to Fig. 10 illustrating the relative position of the parts after the first stitching has'been removed.

Referring in detailto th drawing, the dress I is here illustrated as a one-piece-uniformhaving an open front which may be secured closed by buttons or the like 2. The dress I is provided-with 5 a belt 3 which is different from prior constructions as illustrated in Figs. 2, 3 and 4, in that the belt is formed by taking a piece of goods which is the. length of the belt but double the width thereof and folding it lengthwise in the middle whereby this fold indicated at 4 is to form the top of the belt. The top of the skirt 5 is stitched between the front belt portion 6 and the back belt portion 1 of the belt 3 as indicated at 8 with the back I of the belt 3 facing the right side of the blouse 9. The top of the belt 3 adjacent the fold 4 is stitched to the blouse 9 as indicated at It, while leaving a substantial length, such as an inch and a half of the bottom of the blouse 9 as indicated at 9 projecting beyond the stitching It) to make it possible to lower the waist line.

Fig. 2 illustrates the condition of the goods as sold to the customer, the stitching I being permanent enough to satisfactorily hold the blouse 9 to the skirt 3. It is only necessaiy to remove this single stitching I9 if it is desired to either raise or lower the waist line. In this case, the stitching I0 is first removed and then the belt 3 may be shifted up as indicated in Fig. 3 to raise the waist line, the top of the belt 3 being restitched to the blouse 9 as indicated at II, or after stitching I0 is removed, the blouse 9 and skirt are relatively separated and the top of the belt 3 is restitched lower on the blouse 9 as indicated at I2.

Figs. 5 to 11 illustrate the invention as applied to a one-piece dress or uniform I3 having a detachable belt H3 held at the waist line by a suitable number of loops I5, I55. Figs. 5, 6 and 8 illustrate the arrangement of the parts as the dress is sold to the customer, Fig. '7 illustrating how the belt hi may be shifted up if the waist line is higher than the seam I'l, while Figs. 9, 10 and 11 illustrate simple alterations which may be made by the retailer or the customer to either raise or lower the waist line,

Referring to Figs. 5 to 11, the bottom of the blouse I8 is secured to the top of the skirt I9 by the single stitching I'l, this stitch being made on the wrong side of the goods, the stitching I! being applied at such a point as to leave an extended end I8 of the blouse I8, and an extended margin or end I9 of the skirt both projecting about the same length and a substantial distance such as an inch and onehalf beyond the stitching I? in order to make it possible to lower the waist line, i. e., the line of stitching I1. As the stitching I! is made on the Wrong side of the goods, it will be apparent that the right side of the goods for the extensions I8 and I9 are in face-to-face relation. The loop I5 is flexible and may be of the same cloth as the material of the dress I3. The loop I5 is a floating loo-p, its ends and 2! being brought together behind the horizontal center of belt I4 and held with the stitching I7. If the user does not care to go to the trouble of shifting the seam I! up or down, a certain adjustment of the waist line may be obtained by sliding the belt I4 upwardly as shown in Fig. '7, the bottom of the belt then approaching the seam I! as indicated. Similarly the belt I4 may be shifted downwardly to lower the waist line, to bring the top of the belt I4 adjacent the seam I1, and the parts would then appear somewhat as indicated in Fig. 7 if it is turned upside down.

If it is desired to raise or lower the waist line which is substantially the line of scam I1, this may be done as illustrated in Figs. 8 to 11, which for convenience omit the loop I5. Fig. 8 as above stated illustrates the normal position of the seam I! when the dress is sold to the customer. If it is desired to raise the position of scam I! to raise the waist line, this may be readily done as indicated in Fig. 9 by first leaving the stitching IT on the goods to hold the blouse I8 and the skirt I9 in their proper relative positions, and by applying a stitching 22 above the stitching I1. Thereafter, the extensions I8 and I9, and the stitching I1 if desired may be cut off.

If it is desired to lower the waist line position of stitching I1, as indicated in Figs. 10 and 11, a second stitching 23 may be applied between the stitching I! and the end of the extensions I8 and I9, while the stitching I1 remains in place to hold the blouse I8 and skirt IS in their proper relative positions. Thereafter, the stitching I1 is removed and the stitching 23 then serves as the waist line stitching to hold the blouse I8 and skirt I9 together.

In case of waist line alteration as indicated in Figs. 3 and 4, and also in Figs. 9, 10 and 11, it will be apparent that the waist line may be raised or lowered more in the front or in the back as desired. The provision of the extension 9 in Fig. 2 and the provision of the extensions I8 and I9 in Fig. 8 make it possible to lower the waist line, and it may be raised or lowered with small inconvenience as the stitching ID in Fig. 2 and the stitching IT in Fig. 8 each comprise only a single stitching which need to be removed. In fact, the stitching I1 does not have to be removed if the waist line is raised as indicated in Fig. 9, while it does need to be removed if the waist line is lowered as indicated in Fig. 11.

It will be apparent that various modifications may be made in the invention without departing from the spirit of the following claims.

I claim:

1. A dress comprising a blouse and a lower garment, i. e., skirt or slacks, said lower garment terminating at its top in a one-piece set-in belt with the back of the belt in a fold behind the front of the belt, a first stitching securing the top of said lower garment between the margins of said fold, a second stitching, namely, only a single stitching, securing the bottom of said blouse and said lower garment, said second stitching securing the top of said belt with the margin of the bottom of said blouse extending below said second stitching on the wrong side of said blouse and lower garment a distance sufiicient to permit the waist line to be lowered a substantial distance, whereby the waist line may be raised or lowered and restitched on removal of said second stitching.

2. A dress comprising a blouse and a lower garment, i. e., skirt or slacks, only a single stitching securing the bottom of said blouse and the top of said lower garment at the waist line to form a one-piece dress, and the margin of the bottom of said blouse extending below said stitching on the wrong side of said blouse and lower garment a distance sufiicient to permit the waist line to be lowered a substantial distance, said lower garment terminating at its top in a one-piece setin belt with the back of the belt in a fold behind the front of the belt, stitching securing the top of said lower garment between the margins of said fold, and said single stitching securing the top of said belt above the bottom of said blouse with said belt and said blouse overlapped with the back of said belt facing the right side of said blouse, whereby the waist line may be raised or lowered and restitched on removal of said single stitching. 7

3. A dress comprising a blouse and a lower garment, i. e., skirt or slacks, only a single stitching securing the bottom of said blouse and the top of said lower garment at the waist line to form a one-piece dress, and the margin of the bottom' of said blouse extend'ing below said stitching on thewrong side of said blouse and lower garment a distance suflicient to permit the waist line to be lowered a substantial distance,

said single stitching permitting the waist line to be lowered with the removal of only one waist line stitching, namely said stitching securing the bottom of said blouse and, the top of said lower garment, and a belt loop having its ends secured in said single stitching and being flexible to permit the belt position of said loop to be raised or lowered with respect to said single stitching.

4. A dress comprising a blouse and a lower garment, i. e, skirt or slacks, said lower garment terminating at its top in a one-piece set-in belt with the back of the belt in a fold behind the front of'the belt, a first stitching securing the top of said lower garment between the margins raised or lowered and restricted on removal of said second stitching, and a belt loop having its ends secured in said second stitching and being flexible to permit the belt position of said loop to be raised or lowered with respect to said second stitching.

HENRY J. PEARL.

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US2570777A (en) * 1950-02-07 1951-10-09 Walter L Dessauer Readily adjustable garment
US2602163A (en) * 1948-11-19 1952-07-08 Bernice E Davenport Lengthenable garment
US3025527A (en) * 1960-02-29 1962-03-20 Ruth E Seward Dress
US3155983A (en) * 1963-02-04 1964-11-10 Lois F Myers Wearing apparel with adjustable belt
US3368223A (en) * 1965-06-24 1968-02-13 Palm Beach Company Alterable side seam for coats
US3448460A (en) * 1967-05-03 1969-06-10 Virginia F Frank Garment construction
US3698016A (en) * 1971-04-08 1972-10-17 Rupen L Saddler Cloth article provided with test tab
USD767257S1 (en) * 2015-02-19 2016-09-27 Tblazer Llc Blazer

Cited By (8)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2602163A (en) * 1948-11-19 1952-07-08 Bernice E Davenport Lengthenable garment
US2570777A (en) * 1950-02-07 1951-10-09 Walter L Dessauer Readily adjustable garment
US3025527A (en) * 1960-02-29 1962-03-20 Ruth E Seward Dress
US3155983A (en) * 1963-02-04 1964-11-10 Lois F Myers Wearing apparel with adjustable belt
US3368223A (en) * 1965-06-24 1968-02-13 Palm Beach Company Alterable side seam for coats
US3448460A (en) * 1967-05-03 1969-06-10 Virginia F Frank Garment construction
US3698016A (en) * 1971-04-08 1972-10-17 Rupen L Saddler Cloth article provided with test tab
USD767257S1 (en) * 2015-02-19 2016-09-27 Tblazer Llc Blazer

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