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1958 M. J. BERG 2,855,606

SHIRT SLEEVE CUFF Filed Jan. 7, 1955 i A 26 17 I I 7416 i,"

l -13 I, i F E j I r f N I 3 1/ E w l g m. .16). 1 E i (9E INVENTOR Mar/1'5 Jack Bar-9 ATTORNEY United States Patent 2,855,606 SHIRT SLEEVE CUFF Morris Jack Berg, St. "Paul, Minn. Application January 7, 1955, Serial No. 4s0,s52

2 Claims. c1. 2-123 This invention relates to an improvement in shirt sleeves. More particularly the improvement concerns facilitating the shortening of shirt sleeves without changingthe length of'the cuff roll back openings.

The opening providedat the cuff of shirt sleeves is to afford a space or room for turning back each cuff. It is usually necessary to make two turns of the cuff to make it'stay rolled back. Therefore, a uniformly spaced opening'must -be'maintainedto permit for the two turns. Inasmuch as ar'm "lengths vary relativeto standard 'shirt sizes it is, therefore, necessary to either cut the sleeve length off at the cuff 'end or at the shoulder end to shorten the sleeve length.

Preferablyin tailoring shirts the cuif'end is shortened. This necessitates cuttingoif the cuff, removing the facings or placket cutting off th'esleeve to a proper length,

and then refinishing "the sleeve with anew facing or .plack'e't. Thismetho'd of shortening 'the sleeve length at the cuff is timeconsuming and costly. Therefore, the problem has been to make a savings in both thetailors time'and the consumers .cost for shortening the sleeve length.

Accordingly, it is an object of this improvement in the art to provide shirt sleeves from which thefacing at the sleeve openingis n'ot removed'to facilitate shortening the sleeve length.

Another object of"thisi'rnproven1ent in the art is'to provide staridar'd'shirt sleeve lengths with uniformly'prefabricated spaced openings upon shortening the sleeve length and setting back the cuffs.

It is a particular feature of this improvement in the art to provide shirt sleeves with an extended prefabricated facing for maintaining uniform opening izes when the sleeve lengths are shortened by cutting off the sleeve and setting back the cuffs.

A further feature of this improvement in the art is to provide extended shirt sleeve facings having one or more spaced threaded seams which, when the sleeves are shortened by setting back the' cuffs, are removed to maintain uniformly sized openings for rolling back the cuffs.

Further objects and advantages will be apparent from the following description of the accompanying drawings, wherein:

Figure 1 is a plan view of a sleeve portion provided with the extended prefabricated facing embodied in this disclosure;

Figure 2 is a modification of Figure 1 wherein the sleeve has been shortened without removing the facing;

Figure 3 is a modification of the facing of Figure 1;

Figure 4 is a partial side plan view of the sleeve and facing of Figure 3 with the sleeve turned inside out;

Figure 5 is a cross-sectional view taken on line 5-5 of Figure 1;

Figure 6 is a cross-sectional view taken on line 66 of Figure 1, and

Figure 7 is a cross-sectional view taken on line 77 of Figure 3.

12 is provided with a plurality of spaced transverse seams 14,15, 16 and 17.

'In normal practice, in making up the sleeve opening (not shown as covered by sleeve facing 12) a conven tional slit is usually cut in the sleeve end back to approximately the seam 14 and conventional facing or placket portions sewn on. The'tailor then, to horten the sleeve must remove the cuff and the facings, cut the sleeve back to the length required for the opening between the facings, and then replace the facings as nearly exactly as possible as they were before.

With my improvement in the art the sleeves areslit back to approximately line 18. Then the facing portion 19 is sewn onto'one side 20 of the slit in the sleeve by doubling the facing and turning the edges 21 of the facing under. The top facing portion 22 is folded and the edges 23 of thefacing doubled under and sewn onto the opposite'side 24 of the slit in the sleeve. Seams 25 and 26 are indicated as'securing the facing portions 19 and 22 to the slit edges of the sleeve portions 25 and 24, respectively. Thus far the manner in which the facings 19 and 22 as sewnonto the edges of the conventional opening slit in sleeve 10 immediately above the cuff is conventional. However, I have departed from the conventional practice by extending the opening slit in the sleeve and extended the covering facings 19 and 22. The seam 26 is also extended upwardly overthe end section 27 of facing 12 and downwardly at 26' to the seam line 14. Transverse seam lines of three or four tacks or stitches indicated by 14,15, '16and 17 are then sewn perpendicular to and over the seam Z6 through the facing 12 and through thefacing 19. This closes the sleeve opening above' the cuff 11 to a standard size. These tacks 14,15, 16- and'17-may be made, in some instances, without'the seam portion-26'.

When-the shirt is sold and the sleeve length must be shortened by=removing the cuff andcutting off a required stantially the same size as was originally present in the shirt sleeve. When extending the opening for example, to seam 17 the facing 19 or 22 may be set out to give the seam the same effective width. That is, to maintain the circumference of the opening of the sleeve.

As illustrated in Figure 2, the sleeve 10 of Figure 1 has been shortened by removal of the cuff 11, cutting off the necessary extra sleeve and facing length, sewing the cuff 11 back onto the sleeve 10, and removing the seams 14 and 15 together with that portion of the seam 26' below the seam 16. By providing each of the shirt sleeves with these extended facings and extensible openings the principal time consuming portion of retailoring the facings has been eliminated and still the shirt is provided wtih properly sized openings for turning back the cuffs.

As illustrated in Figure 6, the ends of the facing 19 and 22 with overlapping end portion 27 are secured together, with the end 28 of the goods of shirt sleeve 10, by sewing the parts together in the manner as hereinafter described.

The end 28 is the sleeve goods portion immediately above the opening slit provided for rolling up the cuff. Upon the end 28 is placed the folded facing 19 and one side of the fold of-facing 22. A seam 29 is then sewn through these overlapping pieces. The body of sleeve is then folded back upon itself and the top side of facing 22, consisting of upper portions 13 and 27, doubled over upon the seam 29 and seam 26, ending in seam 26, is sewn about the edge of facings 22 and 19, as heretofore described.

As illustrated in Figures 3, 4 and 7, an extensible cuif roll opening is provided in the facings of sleeve 10. In this instance the cut in the sleeve end provides an extensible opening 30. The cut edges of the sleeve portions 31 and 32 of the sleeve 10 are provided with facings 33 and 34, respectively, and these facings are sewn together at the transverse seam lines 35, 36, 37 and 38. To afiord a finished appearance the overlapping side 32 has its edge turned under and the reinforcing or facing 34 secured thereto by seams 41 and 42, whereas the facing 33 is folded over the cut edge of the sleeve portion 31 and the facing edges 43 and 44 folded under and secured by seam 40. The seams 42 and 40 extend upwardly above the seam 38 at the end of the cut. The seams 35, 36, 42 and 3S cross over the seams 37 and 40 and are sewn at spaced intervals of one-half inch to allow for extending the opening 30 when the sleeve 10 is shortened. The seams 35, 36, 37 and 38 may be continuous and connected if desired. The threads are seams crossed or oversewn to prevent unravelling as each section may be opened up or unthreaded to maintain the desired opening when the sleeve is shortened. In Figure 4 the stitchings are shown as made on the inside of the sleeve to keep them hidden from view.

As indicated above, the cross stitchings which may be taken out to provide for keeping the cufl. opening of the required size may be spaced at any desired distance of, for example, one-eighth inch, one-quarter inch, one-half inch or one inch or longer. is too great, the tailor may add some cross stitches if found desirable.

In accordance with the patent statutes, I have described the principles of construction and operation of my shirt Otherwise, if the spacing sleeve improvement, and while I have endeavored to set forth the best embodiment thereof, I desire to have it understood that obvious changes may be made within the scope of the following claims without departing from the spirit of my invention.

I claim:

1. A shirt sleeve and culf provided with an opening of preferred size having facings on the edges of the sleeve opening, said opening being provided for rolling back the cuff and said preferred size of opening being adapted to be maintained without removing the facings when said sleeve is shortened, said shirt sleeve including, in combination, a sleeve portion, a cuif on said sleeve portion, said sleeve portion having an elongated slit of a length greater than the preferred size of said opening, facings sewn to the edges of said slit along the length thereof, a removable finishing seam extending parallel to said slit from a locus substantially adjacent that end of said slit remote from said cuff to a locus spaced from said culf which determines said preferred size of opening, and a series of spaced parallel rows of removable stitches extending substantially parallel to that edge of the cufi joined to the sleeve, the row of stitches nearest the cuff extending transversely from said second locus and the remaining rows being in a spaced relation between said loci, whereby when the sleeve length is shortened, a selected number of said rows of stitches may be removed together with a sufficient portion of said finishing seam to maintain said preferred size of opening.

2. A shirt sleeve and cuff having an opening of preferred size and which sleeve is adapted to be shortened without removal of the facings or changing the relative size of the opening, said opening being formed by a slit extending from the cuff for a distance of substantially more than two cuff rolls, facings sewn to the edges of said slit substantially along the entire length of the sides thereof, and a removable cross seam sewing said facings together at a point intermediate the ends of said slit and about the distance of two cufi rolls from the said cuff, whereby when the sleeve length is shortened and the finished seam is removed, the facings will maintain said preferred size opening and a finished appearance without said facings having been removed and replaced along the edges of the slit.

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US4241461A (en) * 1978-11-13 1980-12-30 Piedmont Industries, Inc. Extensible length sleeve
EP0855149A2 (en) * 1997-01-06 1998-07-29 Tal Apparel Ltd. Pucker free sleeve placket garment seam and method for production
US5950554A (en) * 1994-05-17 1999-09-14 Taltech Ltd. Pucker free yoke-to-front and yoke-to-back garment seam and method for production
US6070542A (en) * 1994-05-17 2000-06-06 Taltech Limited Pucker free collar seam and method of manufacture
US6079343A (en) * 1994-05-17 2000-06-27 Taltech Ltd. Pucker free garment side seam and method for production
US8336474B2 (en) 2001-10-18 2012-12-25 Yugao Zhang Wrinkle free garment and method of manufacture

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US2414429A (en) * 1945-11-24 1947-01-14 Solomon Charles Garment sleeve
US2537160A (en) * 1950-02-08 1951-01-09 Simplon Cuff Corp Cuffed sleeve and method of making the same

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US2414429A (en) * 1945-11-24 1947-01-14 Solomon Charles Garment sleeve
US2537160A (en) * 1950-02-08 1951-01-09 Simplon Cuff Corp Cuffed sleeve and method of making the same

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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US4241461A (en) * 1978-11-13 1980-12-30 Piedmont Industries, Inc. Extensible length sleeve
US5950554A (en) * 1994-05-17 1999-09-14 Taltech Ltd. Pucker free yoke-to-front and yoke-to-back garment seam and method for production
US6070542A (en) * 1994-05-17 2000-06-06 Taltech Limited Pucker free collar seam and method of manufacture
US6079343A (en) * 1994-05-17 2000-06-27 Taltech Ltd. Pucker free garment side seam and method for production
EP0855149A2 (en) * 1997-01-06 1998-07-29 Tal Apparel Ltd. Pucker free sleeve placket garment seam and method for production
EP0855149A3 (en) * 1997-01-06 1998-11-25 Tal Apparel Ltd. Pucker free sleeve placket garment seam and method for production
US8336474B2 (en) 2001-10-18 2012-12-25 Yugao Zhang Wrinkle free garment and method of manufacture

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