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US2720655A US225724A US22572451A US2720655A US 2720655 A US2720655 A US 2720655A US 225724 A US225724 A US 225724A US 22572451 A US22572451 A US 22572451A US 2720655 A US2720655 A US 2720655A
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Oct. 18, 1955 A. J. SIMON ET AL GARMENT Filed May 11 1951 my? H T O K N M m W /U r M H W W l m United States Patent GARMENT Alfred J. Simon and Manny Zucker, New York, N. Y.
Application May 11, 1951, Serial No; 225,724
2 Claims. (Cl. 2--115) This invention relates to improvements in garments including shirts, jackets, coats, and dresses.
It is an object of the present invention to provide a garment which can be readily enlarged without the use of pleats by the simple operation of removing a removable line or row of stitches.
It is another object of the present invention to simultaneously enlarge the sleeve, armpit and side of a garment by the simple expedient of unraveling a removable row of stitches, and thus capable of being done without requiring tailoring or dressmaking experience.
It is a further object of the present invention to provide a garment which can be enlarged by a simple stitchremoving operation at a line of the garment which is seldom exposed directly to the influence of light rays.
A still further object of the present invention is to provide in a garment simple means for enlarging the garment at its sides thereby releasing any pulling or tautness under the arm-holes and consequently giving automatically more freedom of arm-holes, shoulders, sides, and making the sleeves larger.
Various further and more specific objects, features and advantages will clearly appear from the detailed description given below taken in connection with the accompanying drawings which form a part of this specification and illustrate merely by way of example certain embodiments of the method and device of the invention.
The invention consists in such novel features, arrangements and combinations of parts and steps as may be shown and described in connection with the garment herein disclosed by way of example only and as illustrative of preferred embodiments.
In the following description and in the claims, parts will be identified by specific names for convenience, but such names are intended to be as generic in their application to similar parts as the art will permit. Like reference characters denote like parts in the several figures of the drawing.
Referring now to the drawing:
Fig. 1 is an elevational view of a garment embodying the invention, partly broken away at one side, while indicating in broken lines, on the other side, the enlarged garment;
Fig. 2 is a sectional view taken on line 22 of Fig. 1, showing the garment in its original size;
Fig. 3 is a sectional view taken on line 33 of Fig. 2;
Fig. 4 is a view similar to Fig. 2, but showing the secondary or enlargement-producing row of stitches removed, enlarging the garment.
Fig. 5 is a sectional view taken on line 5-5 of Fig. 1, showing the garment in an original, normal size;
Fig. 6 is a sectional view similar to Fig. 5, but showing the secondary line of stitches removed, enlarging the garment; and
Fig. 7 is a sectional view of a portion of the garment showing the invention as applied to the combined lining and outer material.
Referring now more particularly to the drawing which depicts one example of carrying out the invention, there is disclosed a garment 10 having a body portion 11 and sleeves 12. The garment may have a collar 13 and buttons 14. In this typical illustration, the garment is constructed with a continuous seam edge portion 15 running from the body section 11 into sleeve section 12, and is made up of a rear panel 16, two front panels 17, 18 and the sleeves 12. It is to be understood that the foregoing example of garment is just one of many possibilities of construction.
Referring to Figs. 2 to 4 inclusive, seam edge portion 15 is constructed with a permanent row or line of stitches 19 and the spaced removable row or line of (preferable chain) stitches 20, running substantially the entire length of the garment including sleeves. It is preferable to provide another row or line of stitches 21 (such as, for example, lock stitches) at the extreme edge of the seam. Both rows of stitches 19 and21, can be made simultaneonsly in one operation by means of a suitable sewing machine. The stitches 19 will constitute a reinforcement against the garment pulling apart at the seam when the garment is enlarged and in the event that the lock stitches give way.
Referring now to Figs. 2, 4, 5 and 6, the body and sleeve portions 11 and 12 are provided with the continuous permanent seam stitches 19 and continuous removable seam stitches 20. When it is desired to enlarge the garment, stitches 20 are removed by cutting the projecting looped or doubled end 20a and then pulling on one of the strands of the row of chain stitches constituting the seam 20. This will cause sleeve 12 to expand to its increased width as shown in Fig. 6 and further pulling on' this thread will cause the body 11 to expand to its increased width as shown in Fig. 4. Thus the sleeve, arm-hole and body of the garment may be measurably increased in width at both sides thereof by removal of the two rows of chain stitches 29 at the sides of the garment.
Referring to Fig. 7, there is shown a portion of a garment 25 having the panels 26, 27 and seam 28. Panels 26, 27 are provided with lining 29, 30. Panel 26 and lining 29, and panel 27 and lining 30 are joined by a seam 31 constituted by the permanent row of stitches 32 and the removable row of stitches 33. There may be further provided an intermediate row of removable stitches 34. Removing stitches 34 will enlarge the sleeves and body of the garment to a certain extent. If it is later desired to further enlarge the garment, stitches 33 are then removed.
From the foregoing it is apparent that there has been provided a garment adapted to be made larger at its sides, armholes and sleeves, the garment comprising the body 11 having the rear panel 18 with the side edge portions or flange 8, the pair of front panels 16, 17, each having a side edge portion or flange 8a adjacent a respective side edge flange 8 of the rear panel 18 and a sleeve 12 at each side of the garment connected to body portion 11 of the garment, a continuous seam 15 being formed at each side edge flange of the body 11 and a corresponding sleeve 12 past the arm-hole of the garment, this seam 15 comprising the adjacent longitudinal edge flanges 8, 8a of a side panel and rear panel and the meeting longitudinal edge flanges 9 of a sleeve 12, the row of stitches 19 or 21 (or both) permanently securing the side longitudinal edge flanges 8, 8a of the body 11 and the longitudinal edge flange 9 of the sleeve 12, and another row of stitches 20 running substantially parallel to and spaced inwardly from the row of stitches 19 or 21, this second row being removable by a pull thereon from its extending end 20a. It is understood that instead of the front of the garment being comprised of the pair of panels 16, 17, it may constitute a single front section or 7 sides and making the sleeves larger.
' tion of the seams where the enlargement. occurs, 'the row of stitches running substantially parallel to and spaced inwardly from said first mentioned row'of stitches, said added materialfprovided by removing theseams and the r material :there-surroundingare not discolored for they are never exposed directly to the light rays, except when the'wearer lifts his arms over his head. It is apparent that the invention is applicable to lined garments in which case the liningis made larger simultaneously withthe garment. It is further apparent that the invention may be applied to garments without sleeves, such as vests, and the type or style of garment having one-piece sleeve and back construction or one-piece sleeve and front construction. Theseams may be of the single needle type r or may be French seams, double needle seams and pinked,
V or overlocked seams.
No tailoring or dressmaking experience is necessary to operate the garment, the method of operation being simple and accomplished with facility.
The garment may be washed and pressed innumerable times and then made larger with as much ease as when new. i
What we claim is: I
1. A garment adapted to be made larger at its sides, arm-holes and sleeves, comprising a body having a rear panel withside edges, a pair of front panels each having a side edge adjacent a respective side edge of .said edges of said rear panel and a sleeve at each side of said garment, a continuous stitched seam formed at each side edge of said body and a corresponding sleeve past the arm-hole thereof, said seam comprising adjacent longitudinal edgesof one of said side panels and said rear panel and meeting longitudinal edges of said sleeve, a
second row of stitches being removable by a pull thereon from an end thereof,; said second row of stitches constituting chain stitches and having an extension at one end thereof for facilitating pulling thereof, and a third row of stitches located intermediate said first and said second row of stitches. e
2. A'garment adapted to be made larger at its sides, arm-holes and sleeves, comprising a body having front and rear sections and a sleeve extending from each side of said body, said front and rear sections having anedge flange at each side thereof and each of said sleeves having adjacent flanges, a continuous stitched seam at each side of said body running from the bottom thereof into an adjacent sleeve, said seam comprising the adjacent edge flanges of said front and rear sections and said sleeve, a row of stitches securing said adjacent edge flanges together, and the adjacent sleeve flanges together, 7
and a second row of stitches securing said adjacent edge flanges of said front and rear sections together and the 2 adjacent flanges of said sleeve together, said second row of stitches being spaced inwardly from said first row of stitches and having a looped end extension and being readily removable upon a pull being exerted on said loop after the latter has been cut.
Referencesgited in the file of this patent UNITED. STATES PATENTS 1,010,679 Padernacht Dec. 5, 1,331,754 Gellenbeck Feb. 24, 1920 1,367,666 McComb Feb. 8, 1921 l,925,930 Mulligan Sept.'5, 1933 2,020,301 Cundall Q Nov. 12, 1935 2,021,711 Abrams Nov. 19, 1935 2,254,929 Bertolami Sept. 2, 1941 2,307,998 Eaton Jan. 12, 1943 Killeen Nov. 18, 1952
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FR2544594A1 (en) * 1983-04-22 1984-10-26 Bruneau Helene Instantaneously convertible and transformable garment, specially designed for dressing and undressing an invalid or a hospitalised person without moving the latter's arms or shoulders
US4693195A (en) * 1986-03-06 1987-09-15 Fiorucci S.P.A. Sewing seam, particularly for jean fabric
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US2020301A (en) * 1931-01-09 1935-11-12 Bagpak Inc Bag and method of forming same
US1925930A (en) * 1931-09-01 1933-09-05 George E Mulligan Container and method of making same
US2021711A (en) * 1933-11-16 1935-11-19 Abrams Irving Garment
US2307998A (en) * 1939-04-29 1943-01-12 Pneumatic Scale Corp Tea bag
US2254929A (en) * 1939-08-22 1941-09-02 Josephine F Creed Garment
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US3170167A (en) * 1961-11-09 1965-02-23 Isaacs Marcus Manly Length adjustment means for garments
US3380075A (en) * 1966-04-11 1968-04-30 Barbara K. Mcloughlin Adaptable garment accessory
FR2544594A1 (en) * 1983-04-22 1984-10-26 Bruneau Helene Instantaneously convertible and transformable garment, specially designed for dressing and undressing an invalid or a hospitalised person without moving the latter's arms or shoulders
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US5444873A (en) * 1994-02-14 1995-08-29 Medline Industries, Inc. Disposable protective gowns
US20040111783A1 (en) * 2002-09-04 2004-06-17 Lee Kyu Nam One size fit wear
US20050102730A1 (en) * 2003-04-18 2005-05-19 Jasmine Enterprises, Inc. Apparatus and method for sizing and fitting garments
WO2005020729A2 (en) * 2003-08-21 2005-03-10 Kyu Nam Lee One size fit wear
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US20070033700A1 (en) * 2005-08-11 2007-02-15 Jennifer Gonya Infant garment system
US20070234461A1 (en) * 2006-04-04 2007-10-11 Eldred Shellie R Plus-sized clothing for children

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