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US3041625A
US3041625A US10855161A US3041625A US 3041625 A US3041625 A US 3041625A US 10855161 A US10855161 A US 10855161A US 3041625 A US3041625 A US 3041625A
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July 3, 1962 J. E. JOSEPH 3,

STRETCHABLE GARMENT FOR INFANTS Filed May 8, 1961 M. WM

WY'WW INVENTOR; den! 6. dosepH United States Patent 3,041,625 STRETCHABLE GARlVIENT FOR INFANTS Jean E. Joseph, 6 Ruthland Road, Great Neck, N.Y. Filed May 8, 1961, Ser. No. 108,551 1 Claim. (Cl. 2-80) This invention relates generally to garments for infants, and more particularly to garments fabricated of stretchable material.

'In infants garments having legs and a crotch region, it is common to provide a row of snap fasteners along the inside of each leg and across the crotch region. This Y ers would obviously obviate the difliculties mentioned above. However, this expedient presents further difiiculties where garments of stretchable material are involved. The purpose of making a garment of material which is stretchable in all directions is to allow the garment to be comfortably worn by the infant through several stages of growth. A slide fastener is, of course, not stretchable. Hence, when it is used on the garment in the usual location, i.e., along the legs andacross the crotch, it impairs or totally destroys the longitudinal stretchability of the legs and the transverse stretchability of the crotch region.

It is the object of the present invention to obviate these difficulties without sacrificing the benefits to be attained by use of a slide fastener. This objective is achieved by locating a slide fastener in a stretchable infants garment in such a way that the benefits of the stretchability are not impaired. I

It is a more particular object to provide a garment of stretchable material that permits the desired access to the infantby means of a single slide fastener which is so positioned that although the fastener itself is not stretchable the garment may nevertheless stretch freely in both longitudinal and transverse directions, also lengthwise along the legs, and also in both directions in the crotch region. v

This desirable result is produced by a special placement of the fastener in such a way that it extends horizontally across the rear face of the garment at a level below the waistline and obliquely downwardly along the front face of the garment so that the beginning and termination of the slide fastener lie in spaced relation at opposite sides of the crotch region of the garment. As a result, the legs of the garment remain stretchable, the waist and crotch regions remain stretchable, and the transverse stretchability which is lost along the rear face of the garment because of the presence of the slide fastener is available along the front face of the garment.

Other objects and advantages of the present invention will be apparent from the following description in which reference is made to the accompanying drawings.

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In the drawingsz FIG. 1 is a front elevational view of a garment made according to the present invention, with the slide fastener closed;

FIG. 2- is a rear elevational view of the garment of FIG. 1; and

FIG. 3 is a rear elevational view of the garment with the slide fastener open. 1

Referring to the drawings, the illustrative garment shown comprises a torso covering part 10 having a front face 11 and a rear face 12, and a pair of arms 13, the garment also including a pair of legs 14, and a crotch region 15. The entire garment may be formed of material which is stretchable in all directions. Thus, the arms, legs and body of the garment are stretchable longitudinally and transversely in order that the garment will snugly and comfortably fit the infant through several stages of growth.

The garment may be said to comprise upper and lower parts. The upper torso covering part 10 has the usual neck and arm openings, as shown; the front portion 11 extends to the crotch region 15; and the back portion 12 extends to below the waistline as indicated in FIGURES 2 and 3. The lower leg covering part of the garment has a seat covering portion and is permanently joined to the upper part of the garment at the lower end of the front portion 11, thus forming the crotch covering portion 15.

A slide fastener 18 may be incorporated into the garment as shown. point 19 on the front face 11 of the garment adjacent to one lateral end of the crotch region 15 and runs obliquely upwardly along the front face. The slide fast-' ener then continues around one side of the garment and substantially horizontally across the rear face 12 at a level below the waist of the garment. The fastener 18 then extends around the opposite side of the garment and obliquely downwardly along the front face 11, terminating at a point 20 at the opposite lateral end of the crotch region.

When a child is wearing the garment and his diaper is to be changed, his legs are lifted and the slide fastener 18 is opened in a single operation. The lower leg-covering part of the garment, which is now hinged to the remainder of the garment at the crotch region, is then slipped off. When the diaper has been changed, the infants legs are slipped back into the legs 14 of the garment and the fastener 18 is reclosed.

It will be noted that the slide fastener 18 does not impair the stretchability benefits of the garment. The legs 14 obviously remain fully stretchable, as does the crotch region 15. The rear face 12 loses its transverse stretchability below the waist, but this is compensated for by the transverse stretchability of the front portion 11. Since the portions of the slide fastener on the front face of the garment are arranged obliquely, they do not affect the longitudinal or transverse stretchability of the garment in those regions.

The present invention, therefore, provides a garment for infants which combines the convenience of a slide fastener with the full benefits of stretchability.

The invention has been shown and described in pre ferred form only, and by way of example, and many variations may be made in the invention which will still be comprised within its spirit. It is understood, therefore,

The slide fastener shown begins at a 3 that the invention is not ted to any specific form or embodiment except insofar as such limitations are included in the appended claim.

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In a stretchable garment for a growing infant, formed of stretchable material and adapted to expand both lengthwise and crosswise inconformity with the infan-ts growth: an upper torso covering part and a lower leg covering part, said upper torso covering part having a neck opening and arm openings and having'a front portion extending to the crotch and a back portion extending to below the waistline, said lower leg covering part having a seat covering portion, said upper and lower parts of the garment being permanently joined at the lower end of the front portion to form a crotch covering portion, and means separably connecting said pants along a line extending from one lateral end of the crotch obliquely upward along the front of the garment then across the rear below the waistline then obliquely downward along the front to the opposite lateral end of the crotch, said means comprising a slide fastener extending along said line from one end to the other, the disposition of said connecting line'allowing two-way stretch in the front of the garment and also in the waist and crotch regardless of axial nonstretchability of the slide fastener itself.

References Cited in file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,341,317 Hanna May 25, 1920 1,783,538 Herskowitz Dec. 2, 1930 2,471,086 Ackerman May 24, 1949 2,849,717 Klotz Sept. 2, 1958 2,966,155 Krupp Dec. 27, 1960

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US1783538A (en) * 1929-06-21 1930-12-02 Adolf Herskowitz & Son Inc Overalls
US2471086A (en) * 1947-05-03 1949-05-24 Ackerman Charles Child's garment
US2966155A (en) * 1954-07-26 1960-12-27 Goodrich Co B F Omni-environment inflatable suit for high altitude flight
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FR2618309A3 (en) * 1987-07-24 1989-01-27 Fombonne Carole Convertible garment
US5983401A (en) * 1996-12-20 1999-11-16 Kabushiki Kaisha Forward Trousers and combination wear openable along root portion starting from back upper point of waist
US20050217004A1 (en) * 2004-03-30 2005-10-06 Jacqueline Haberfeld Covering for a child
US6944883B1 (en) * 2004-06-10 2005-09-20 Laura Durfey Cuaz Jumpsuit for a woman and method of use
US20060174399A1 (en) * 2005-02-04 2006-08-10 Ilya Nikolayev Customizable jeans garment
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