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a. o. LEVI June 16, 1959 REVERSIBLE GARMENT AND METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME 2 Shuts-Sheet 1 Filed Jan. 24, 1958 INVENTOR. Dmsv C). Le\/\ ATTORNEYS D. O. LEVI June 16, 1959 REVERSIBLE GARMENT AND memos FOR mums Tm: SAME, Filed Jan. 24, 1958 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENTOR.

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' Dmsv O- BY v v A77'0R/VEYJ\ 2,890,460 REVERSIBLE GARMENT AND METHODIFOR MAKING THE SAME Daisy 0. Levi, Miami, Fla. 'Application ilanuary 24, 1958, Serial No. 711,089 4 Claims. (Cl. 2-243 The present invention relates to garments generally and in particular to a. reversible garment and. to a method for making the same.

An.object of the present invention is to provide a method of making a reversible garment which. is efiicient in operation and enables a relatively unskilled person to produce a finished garment in a minimum length of time with a minimum of eifort.

Another object of the present invention is to provide a method of making a reversible garment of-any and all types for a child, woman, or man, suchrgarment having a finished appearance when worn with either sideout.

A further object of the present invention is to provide a method of making a reversible garment having selvage edges adjacent the seams turned inwardly so that the material of the garment cannot unravel along such edges.

A still further object of the present invention is to provide a reversible garment whichmay be.worn with either side out, either side having a finished appearance and the garment having the weight and feel of a single lined garment.

These and other objects and advantages of the present invention will be fully apparent from the following description when taken in connection with the annexed drawings, in which:

Figure 1 is an isometric exploded view of a pair of back panels, one of the panelsbeing secured together and the other panel being in two sections, illustrating the first step of the method of carrying out the present invention;

-Figure,2 is an isometric view of a pair of front panels in partially assembled condition, showing a second step in the methodof the present invention; I

Figure 3 is an isometric view of the front panel assembly shown in Figure 2, showing it turned inside out.

as another step in carrying out the methodofthe present invention;

Figure 4 is an isometric exploded view. of the front and back panelsassembled in a four-ply panelassemy;

Figure 5- is a plan view of the assembly shown in Figure 4 with. portions of the uppermost back panel turned upwardly to reveal the lower plies of the assembly, the numerals adjacent portions of the perimeter of theassemblyindicating successive steps in forming seamsalong the perimeter of the assembly;

Figure 6 shows a further step in carrying out the method of the present invention;

Figure 7'shows the final product producedby the method of the present invention;

Figure 8 is a sectional'view taken on the line 88 of Figure 5. taken on an enlarged scale;

Figure 9 is a sectional view taken on the line 99 of Figure 6, on an enlarged scale;

Figure 10 is a sectional view taken on the line 1010 of. Figure 7, on an enlargedscale;

States *Patent Patented June 16, 1959 ice? Figure 11.is an exploded view similar to Figure 4, showing thestep of forming a four-ply panel assembly in the method of making a skirt according to the present invention; and

Figure 12 is a plan viewsimilar to Figure 5 with the numerals adjacent the perimeter of the four-ply panel assembly showing the successive steps of forming seams along the perimeter of such assembly.

Although in Figures 1 to 10a sleeveless blouse orshirt is shown in successive steps of manufacture, and in Figures 11 and 12 a skirt is shown, the method of the present invention may be employed to produce any and all types of garments such as coats, dresses, jumpers, shirts, overcoats, and the like.

In Figure 1 two back panelslll and 12 are shown, of two sections each, although each panel may be in one piece ,or fabricated of any number of pieces as desired. The sections of -thepanel 10 are. shownheforejoining together and the sections of the panel 12 are shown joinedtogether with the. confronting edges of the sections ofithe,.p.anel 12 provided with a diagonal cutaway por'tionl4 extendingfrom one end of the panel 12 to a pbintadjacenttoaud spaced from that end of the panel 12. This cutaway portion. maybe omitted and the material folded. back as shown in dotted lines .and designated bynthe reference numeral-16 with referenceto one of thesections ofthepanel'lil or the cutaway portion may beornitted altogether and. the confronting overlapping edges secured together by stitching, as at 18 with referencetothepanel 12 for theentire length ofthe confronting side edges. Such cutaway portion, if provided, is for thepurpose of securing thereto a fastener element such as a-zipper or the like. Provision may be made for. attachment of such. fastening element to any other portion of a garment if found to .be preferable.

In carrying out .the method of making a reversible garment. according to thepresent invention thefollowing stepsare taken. A pairof front panels 20 and 22 are provided, .as shown in Figure 2, with each panel. of a configuration to covera portion of. the torso of a person and each panel of the same size. Preferably, the panels are fabricated of material such as to provide a different prescribed appearance. foreach panel. First, the panels are arranged in confronting face to face abuttingrelation and then they are secured together to form a twoply front panel assembly, the preferred method of securement being stitching on the conventionalsewing machine or byhand, if desired, such stitchingmay be partially around the perimeter of the panels at such seam portions determined by the style,-or stitched, as shown in Figure 2, inwardly of the edges adjacent the neck portion, as at 24, inwardly of each arm portion as-at 26, and inwardly of. the bottom edgeas at 28.

Next, the. panels 20 and .22 are turned inside out so that the seamed edges are inwardly, as at 26 in Figure 3. If the panels are sewed continuouslyaround their entire perimeter an access opening must be left so that the panels may be turned inside out.

.The next step comprises arranging the panels as shown in Figure 4 between the back panels 10 and 12 which are of substantially the same size as the panels 20 and 22 and fabricated of the materials having the same prescribed appearance, the panel 10 having the appearance of the panel 20 and the panel 12 having the appearance ofthe panel 22 and being arranged with the panel'ltl beneath the panel 20 andthe panel 12 above the panel 22 and in confronting face to face abutting relation with respect thereto.

The next step comprises sewing the back panels 10 and 12'together inwardly of the perimeter thereof when the panels. are in the four-ply assembly shown inFigure 5 and along such portions of the perimeter of the panels 20 and 22 which are not contiguous to the previously sewn edge portions of the panels 20 and 22. The panels and 12 may be sewn together along that portion of their perimeters definingthe neck opening, in the space between the arrows designated by the numeral 29. Next, the four-plies of material, panels 10 and 12 and panels 20 and 22 may be stitched together at the shoulder portion between the arrows designated by the numeral 30. Following this, the panels 10 and 12 may be stitched together at the arm portion as at 31, the four panel side edges stitched together for the portion labeled 32 and the outer panels 10 and 12 stitched along their bottom side edges between the arrows labeled 33. The other half of the garment is similarly stitched with two-ply seams being provided at the arm portion between the arrows labeled 34 and again at the neck portion between the arrows labeled 35 and with four-ply seams between the arrows designated 36 and 37, the side edges and shoulder portion, respectively.

In Figure 6, the garment thus formed by the four-ply panel assembly is shown in a partially turned inside out position with the one back panel 12 folded inwardly and partially withdrawn through the access opening provided by the unstitched portion of the confronting side edges of the sections of such panel 12. Pulling the panel 12 through the access opening reverses the garment so that the panels 10 and 12 are rearwardly of the panels 20 and 22, as shown in Figures 7 and 10. The seams are all turned inwardly, as shown in Figure 7 and with the addition of a fastening element the garment will be finished. The fastening element may, of course, be omitted if desired.

In Figure 11 the step of assembling a skirt having a pair of front panels 38 and 40 arranged in confronting face to face abutting relation and a pair of back panels 42 and 44 abutting the panels 38 and 40, respectively, is shown. The panels 42 and 44 both have an opening or cutaway portion extending inwardly from one end thereof as at 46 and the panels 38 and 40 have been stitched together along their upper and lower ends and turned inside out prior to placing between the panels 42 and 44.

Next, the panels 42 and 44 are sewed together along those portions of their perimeters which are not contiguous to the inwardly turned seams of the panels 38 and 40. In other words, the panels 42 and 44 are stitched together along their sides and then the four-ply panel assembly is turned inside out with the panel 42 overlying and in abutting confronting face to face relation with respect to the panel 44. It will be seen'then that the front panel 38 and the back panel 42 comprise the exterior face of the skirt and the panel 40 and the panel 44 comprise the inner face of the skirt, the associated exterior faces of the skirt having the same external prescribed appearance, whether of texture, color, pattern, or other desired characteristics.

The portions of the perimeters of the four-ply panel assembly may be successively sewn together as shown in Figure 12 with the portions labeled 47, 48, 49, 50, and 51. Alternatively, the lower end portions of the panels 38, 40, 42, and 44 may be folded back upon themselves to provide hems if desired. This would permit the turning down of the hems to lengthen the skirt when such becomes a necessity or desirable under the circumstance. The blouse or shirt formed of the panels 10, 12, 20, and 22 may similarly be left without an attaching seam at the lower end and each panel may be provided with a hem for letting down at a future date if desired.

The garment produced by the method as above described will be completely reversible with all the seams and selvage edges turned inwardly so that they will not unravel and the garment will have a finished appearance when worn with either side out.

While only preferred embodiments of the present invention have been shown and described, other embodiments are contemplated and numerous changes and modifications may be made therein without departing from the spirit of the invention as set forth in the appended claims.

What is claimed is:

1. The method of making a reversible outer body garment which comprises providing a pair of front panels each of a configuration to cover a portion of the torso of a person, the panels being of the same size with one of the panels fabricated of a material of a prescribed appearance and the other of the panels fabricated of a material of a different prescribed appearance, arranged said panels so that they are in confronting face to face abutting relation, securing said front panels together to form a twoply front panel assembly, providing a pair of back panels each of the same configuration and size of said front panels with one of the panels fabricated of the material of the same prescribed appearance as said one front panel and the other panels fabricated of the material of the same prescribed appearance as said other front panel, positioning said one back panel so that it is exteriorly of and in confronting face to face abutting relation with respect to said one front panel of said panel assembly and said other back panel so that it is exteriorly of and in confronting face to face abutting relation with respect to said other front panel of said panel assembly, securing said back panels to said front panel assembly to forni a four-ply unitary panel assembly having an access opening between the front panel assembly and the back panels, and turning inside out through the access opening the two-ply front panel assembly to form an outer garment having the front and back panels of the same one prescribed appearance on the exterior face thereof with the front and back panels of the same different prescribed appearance on the inner face thereof.

2. The method of making a reversible outer body garment which comprises providing a pair of front panels each of a configuration to cover a portion of the torso of a person, the panels being of the same size with one of the panels fabricated of a material of a prescribed appearance and the other of the panels fabricated of a material of a different prescribed appearance, arranging said panels so that they are in confronting face to face abutting relation, securing said front panels together to form a two-ply front panel assembly, providing a pair of back panels each of the same configuration and size of said front panels with one of the panels fabricated of the material of the same prescribed appearance as said one front panel and the other panels fabricated of the material of the same prescribed appearance as said other front panel, positioning said one back panel so that it is exteriorly of and in confronting face to face abutting relation with respect to said one front panel of said panel assembly and said other back panel so that it is exteriorly of and in confronting face to face abutting relation with respect to said other front panel of said panel assembly, securing said back panels to said front panel assembly to form a four-ply unitary panel assembly having an access opening extending inwardly of the sides thereof between the front panel assembly and the back panels, and turning inside out through the access opening the two-ply front panel assembly to form an outer garment having the front and back panels of the same one prescribed appearance on the exterior face thereof with the front and back panels of the same different prescribed appearance on the inner face thereof.

3. The method of making a reversible outer body garment which comprises providing a pair of front panels each of a configuration to cover a portion of the torso of a person, the panels being of the same size with one of the panels fabricated of a material of a prescribed appearance and the other of the panels fabricated of a material of a different prescribed appearance, arranging said panels so that they are in confronting face to face abutting relation, securing said front panels together to form a two-ply front panel assembly, providing a pair of back panels each of the same configuration and size of said front panels with one of the panels fabricated of the material of the same prescribed appearance as said one front panel and the other panels fabricated of the material of the same prescribed appearance as said other front panel, each of said back panels embodying a pair of half sections arranged in confronting side edge to edge partially overlapping relation and secured together along the partially overlapped side edges, the confronting side edge of each of said sections being provided With a diagonal cut-away portion extending from one end to a point adjacent to and spaced from said one end, positioning said one back panel so that it is eXteriorly of and in confronting face to face abutting relation with respect to said one front panel of said panel assembly and said other back panel so that it is exteriorly of and in confronting face to face abutting relation With respect to said other front panel of said panel assembly, securing said back panels to said front panel assembly along the entire perimeters to form a four-ply unitary structure with the complemental cut-away portions of said half sections of each of said back panels providing an access opening between the front panel assembly and the back panels, and turning inside out through the access opening the two-ply front panel assembly to form an outer garment having the front and back panels of the same one prescribed appearance on the exterior face thereof with the front and back panels of the same different prescribed appearance on the inner face thereof.

4. As an article of manufacture, a reversible garment having a two-ply front panel assembly, each panel being of the same configuration and size with one of the panels being fabricated of a material of a prescribed appearance and the other of the panels fabricated of a material of a different prescribed appearance, and a two-ply back panel assembly enclosing said front panel assembly and secured to said front panel assembly to form a four-ply unitary panel assembly having an access opening between the front panel assembly and the back panel assembly, said back panel assembly embodying a pair of back panels each of the same configuration and size of said front panels with one of the panels fabricated of a material of the same prescribed appearance as said one front panel and the other of the panels fabricated of a material of the same prescribed appearance as said other front panel, said one back panel being positioned so that it is exteriorly of and in confronting face to face abutting relation with respect to said one front panel and the other back panel is being positioned so that it is exten'orly of and in confronting face to face abutting relation with respect to said other front panel, said two-ply front panel assembly being turnable inside out through the access opening to form an outer garment having the front and back panels of the same one prescribed appearance on the exterior face thereof with the front and back panels of the same different prescribed appearance on the inner face thereof.

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