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A method of making a reversible, sleeveless outer body garment wherein the inner garment ply and the outer garment ply are placed in confronting, face-to-face relationship and externally stitched together along their edges, leaving openings in the stitching at the ends of the shoulder straps and along one edge of the garment. The garment is pulled right side out through the side edge opening, and the side edge opening is then pulled back through a shoulder strap opening and sewn closed. The shoulder straps are then sewn together to complete the eye appealing reversible garment which shows no seams.

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1 ,1 States Trice tent [1 1 1 Jan. 16, 1973 [76] inventor: Gladys Trice, Route 1, Barnesville,
22 Filed: July 28,1971
21 Appl.No.: 166,728
FOREIGN PATENTS OR APPLICATIONS 990,961 5/1965 Great Britain ..2/DlG. 2
Primary Examiner-H. Hampton Hunter Att0mey-Harold D. Jones, Jr. et al.
[5 7 ABSTRACT A method of making a reversible, sleeveless outer body garment wherein the inner garment ply and the outer garment ply are placed in confronting, face-toface relationship and externally stitched together along their edges, leaving openings in the stitching at the ends of the shoulder straps and along one edge of the garment. The garment is pulled right side out through the side edge opening, and the side edge opening is then pulled back through a shoulder strap opening and sewn closed. The shoulder straps are then sewn together to complete the eye appealing reversible garment which shows no seams.
2 Claims, 8 Drawing Figures BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION A reversible garment must have a finished appearance when worn with either side out, so that no unsightly seams appear on either side of the garment and the material on one side of the garment does not show when worn on the inside, especially when the materials on the opposite sides of the garment are of contrasting colors, patterns, etc. Thus, special techniques have been developed for producing reversible garments, and close attention and care must be exercised by the garment producer to properly form the garment.
. SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION Briefly described, the present invention comprises a process for producing reversible garments, particularly reversible jumpers, wherein the garments can be expediently produced with a minimum of care and attention substantially without hazard of incorrectly forming the garment. The inner andouter garment plies are formed to a major extent without being connected together and then are connected together by sewing about their mutual edges when in confronting face-toface position, leaving an opening in the side edge stitching adjacent the shoulder strap. The garment is reversed or turned right side out by pulling the garment through its side opening and the side opening is closed by pulling that portion of the garment back through a small opening at the end of the shoulder strap and sewing it closed when in a confronting face-to-face position. The garment is then placed back in the right side out attitude and the shoulder straps are connected together. The garment formed in this manner can be rapidly produced with a minimum of care and attention from a sewing machine operator, yet the garment can be virtually perfectly formed.
Thus, it is an object of this invention to provide a process of manufacturing sleeveless outer body garments which is expedient, inexpensive, simple and allows a virtually perfect garment to be produced.
Other objects, features and advantages of the present invention will become apparent upon reading the following specificationwhen taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawing.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWING FIG. 1 shows the outer garment pattern.
FIG. 2 shows the inner garment pattern.
FIG. 3 shows the manner in which the pattern parts of the outer garment are connected together.
FIG. 4 shows the face of the outer garment with its pattern parts connected together and with buttons applied thereto.
FIG. 5 illustrates the inner and outer garments connected together in confronting, face-to-face relation- Ship.
FIG. 6 shows how the garment is turned right-side out after the inner and outer'garments have been connected together. FIG. 7 illustrates the manner in which the shoulder straps of the outer garment are sewn together.
FIG. 8 shows the manner in which the shoulder straps of the inner garment are sewn together.
DESCRIPTION OF A PREFERRED EMBODIMENT Referring now in more detail to the drawing, wherein like numerals indicate like parts throughout the several views, FIG. 1 shows the outer garment pattern which comprises a center or front panel 10 and side or back panels 11 and 12. Front panel 10 comprises bottom edge 14, side edges 15 and 16, arm hole edges 17 and 18, neck edge 19 and shoulder strap edges 20 and 21. Back panels 11 and 12 are of opposite cuts from each other and include bottom edges 24 and 25, side edges 26 and 27, arm hole edges 28 and 29, neck edges 30 and 31, fastening edges. 32 and 33, and shoulder strap edges 34 and 35.
The inner garment pattern parts of FIG. 2 are similar to the outer garment pattern parts and include front panels 40 and back panels 41 and 42. Front panel 40 includes bottom edge 44, side edges 45 and 46, arm hole edges 47 and 48, neck edge 49 and shoulder strap edges 50 and 51. Back panels 41 and 42 comprise bot- .tom edges 54 and 55, side edges 56 and 57, arm hole edges 58 and 59, neck edges 60 and 61, fastening edges 62 and 63, and shoulder strap edges 64 and 65.
As is illustrated 'iiiFiG'. 3, the pattern {iris 3561i:
and leaves smooth garment seams 68 and 69 on the face of the now formed outer garment or garment ply 70 (FIG. 4). The inner garment pattern parts are sewn together in a similar manner so that the inner garment or garment ply 7 1 takes a similar shape.
n Buttons 72 are sewn to back panel 12 of outer garment 70. A portion of fastening edge 33 of back panel 12 is folded inwardly to form a facing for the buttons 72. In a similar manner, the corresponding fastening edge 32 of back panel 11 will be folded inwardly to form a similar facing for the button holes.
The 'iiiii'eiga'rfirit ply 7l is matched in confronting, face-to-face relationship with outer garment ply 70, and the garment plies are sewn together by edge stitching 74 which extends about the bottom edges of the front panels and the back panels, about the fastening edges of the back panels, about the neck edges of the back panels and front panels, and about the arm hole edges of all the panels. A gap is formed in the stitching 74 along the mutual fastening edges or now side edges so that an opening 76 is formed in a side edge of the attached inner and outer garment plies 70 and 71. In addition, openings remain at the ends of the shoulder straps of the garment. Also, the shoulder strap edges 50,51,64 and 65 of the inner garment ply are folded back and stitched down by the edge stitching 74 and the shoulder strap ends are not sewn closed by the edge stitching 74. In order that the arm openings and neck opening of the finished garment be properly fonned without bulges or wrinkles, the edges of these openings outside of the edge stitching 74 are split with short cuts 75.
After the edge stitching 74 has been formed as described above, the garment plies are reversed with respect to each other or turned the right side out by pulling the garment through the opening 76 in the edge stitching 74 at the fastening edges 32 and 63 as illustrated in FIG. 6. The gap in stitching 74 forming the opening 76 is then closed by pulling that portion of the garment back through one of the shoulder strap openings and completing stitching 74 with the garment plies in confronting face-to-face relationship. When the garment has been turned in this manner so that the faces of the garment plies face the outside of the garment, the back panels 11 and 12 of outer garment ply 70 will be turned about their seams 68 and 69 into confronting face-to-face configuration with front panel (FIG. 7), and the protruding shoulder strap edges will be sewn together as illustrated. The garment is then turned so that the folded back edges of the shoulder straps are in abutting relationship (FIG. 8) and a slip stitch or similar relatively invisible stitch is formed in the abutting edges of the shoulder strap t0 connect them together. Button holes 77 (FIG. 7) are formed in both the inner and outer plies of the back panel across from the back panel having the buttons 72 applied thereto.
At this point the garment is ready to wear except for any extra trim which might be applied to the garment. The trim can be applied to garment either after it is finished or before the inner and outer garment plies are connected together so that the stitching which might be necessary to connect the trim to the garment will extend only through one ply of the garment and will not show through to the face of the opposite ply. When the garment is completed, there will be virtually no visible stitching and the garment can be worn with either side facing out.
While this invention has been described in detail with particular reference to preferred embodiments thereof, it will be understood that variations and modifications can be effected within the spirit and scope of the invention as described hereinbefore and as defined in the appended claims.
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l. A method of making a reversible sleeveless outer body garment comprising providing inner and outer garment front panels of matching configuration to cover the front torso of a person and inner and outer garment back half panels of matching configuration to cover half the back torso of a person, matching the inner garment front panel with the inner garment back panels in confronting face-to-face relationship and sewing each side edge of the inner garment front panel to the matched side edge of the overlying inner garment back panel to form an inner garment ply, matching the outer garment front panel with the outer garment back panels in confronting face-to-face relationship and sewing each side edge of the outer garment front panel to the matched side edge of the overlying outer garment back panel to form an outer garment ply, sewing buttons on the face of one back panel of at least one of the inner and outer garment plies, matching the inner garment ply with the outer garment ply in confronting face-to-face relationship and sewing the inner and outer garment plies together along their edges at the bottom edges, side edges and arm hole edges and leavmg an opening in the stitching along one side edge of the garment and openings at the shoulder straps ends of the garment, pulling the inner and outer garment plies through the opening in the stitching at the one side edge of the gannent to orient the garment right-sideout, pulling the opening in the stitching at the one side edge of the garment inside the garment and through an opening in the stitching at one of the shoulder strap ends to expose the portions of the garment plies at the opening in the stitching at the side edge of the garment in confronting face-to-face relationship, sewing closed the opening in the stitching at the side edge of the garment, pulling the now stitched portion of the side edge of the garment back through the shoulder opening to re-orient the entire garment right side out, folding the garment to place the outer garment back panels in confronting face-to-face relationship with the outer garment front panel, stitching the shoulder straps of the outer garment back panels to the shoulder straps of the outer garment front panel, stitching the shoulder straps of the inner garment back panels to the shoulder straps of the inner garment front panel, and forming'button holes through the matched back panels of the inner and outer garments across from the buttons of the opposite matched back panels.
2. A method of making a reversible body garment comprising placing inner and outer garment plies in confronting face-to-face relationship, sewing the edges of the garment plies together about their mutual edges and forming at least two breaks in the edge stitching to leave a large opening between the garment plies and a small opening between the garment plies, pulling the garment through the large opening to place the garment plies with their faces turned outwardly, pulling the portion of the garment at the large opening through the small opening, completing the edge stitching at the large opening, pulling the portion of the garment back through the small opening to again place the entire garment plies with their faces turned outwardly, an'd closing the small opening between the garment plies.
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1. A method of making a reversible sleeveleSs outer body garment comprising providing inner and outer garment front panels of matching configuration to cover the front torso of a person and inner and outer garment back half panels of matching configuration to cover half the back torso of a person, matching the inner garment front panel with the inner garment back panels in confronting face-to-face relationship and sewing each side edge of the inner garment front panel to the matched side edge of the overlying inner garment back panel to form an inner garment ply, matching the outer garment front panel with the outer garment back panels in confronting face-to-face relationship and sewing each side edge of the outer garment front panel to the matched side edge of the overlying outer garment back panel to form an outer garment ply, sewing buttons on the face of one back panel of at least one of the inner and outer garment plies, matching the inner garment ply with the outer garment ply in confronting face-to-face relationship and sewing the inner and outer garment plies together along their edges at the bottom edges, side edges and arm hole edges and leaving an opening in the stitching along one side edge of the garment and openings at the shoulder straps ends of the garment, pulling the inner and outer garment plies through the opening in the stitching at the one side edge of the garment to orient the garment right-sideout, pulling the opening in the stitching at the one side edge of the garment inside the garment and through an opening in the stitching at one of the shoulder strap ends to expose the portions of the garment plies at the opening in the stitching at the side edge of the garment in confronting face-to-face relationship, sewing closed the opening in the stitching at the side edge of the garment, pulling the now stitched portion of the side edge of the garment back through the shoulder opening to reorient the entire garment right side out, folding the garment to place the outer garment back panels in confronting face-to-face relationship with the outer garment front panel, stitching the shoulder straps of the outer garment back panels to the shoulder straps of the outer garment front panel, stitching the shoulder straps of the inner garment back panels to the shoulder straps of the inner garment front panel, and forming button holes through the matched back panels of the inner and outer garments across from the buttons of the opposite matched back panels.
2. A method of making a reversible body garment comprising placing inner and outer garment plies in confronting face-to-face relationship, sewing the edges of the garment plies together about their mutual edges and forming at least two breaks in the edge stitching to leave a large opening between the garment plies and a small opening between the garment plies, pulling the garment through the large opening to place the garment plies with their faces turned outwardly, pulling the portion of the garment at the large opening through the small opening, completing the edge stitching at the large opening, pulling the portion of the garment back through the small opening to again place the entire garment plies with their faces turned outwardly, and closing the small opening between the garment plies.
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