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' Aug. 20, 1946.. 2,406,215 c. R. GLINES FOUNDATION GARMENT Filed March 17, 1945 > ‘ luvs/v10)? . mm Imam/v 64mm BY ATTORNEY Patented Aug. '20, 1946 2,406,215 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,406,215 FOUNDATION GARBIENT Carl Redman Glines, Hamden, Conn, assignor to Charis Corporation, a corporation of New York, Application March 17, 1945, Serial No. 583,241 1 Claim. (‘01. 2-43) 1 2 This invention relates to foundation garments and particularly to the type of garment known as extension, provides immediate and effective ad— justment of the garment in position. Where there isrelative movement of the panel members, particularly in sitting and walking, the band extension provides a hinged effect along a “panty girdle” where the construction com bines a girdle member with short integral leg members. , each lengthwise seam: each of the leg members is then free to move relative to the band extension. By reason of this construction the garment is an With the construction of this invention the gar ment consists of a plurality of fabric panels stitched together longitudinally to form the girdle chored on the body in such a manner as not to portion of the garment and stitched along por tions of the base edges to form the leg members. 10 interfere with body action, nor will it ride up on the ?gure to create discomfort, especially between The front section consists of at least three panel the thighs in the crotch area, Accordingly, the members, the center panel of which is provided garment ?ts snugly at all times without “pulling.” with a Wide top portion tapering longitudinally to The fabric panel members may be made with a narrow base section and terminating in a nar- ' row band extension integral with the panel itself 15 either elastic or inelastic cloth or knit material; and having parallel sides. The tapering sidesof and the garment may consist entirely of panels of the center panel and the corresponding portions of the adjacent panels are disposed so that when the panels are stitched together the tapered seams are adapted substantially to follow the groin lines 20 such elastic or inelastic material or may combine both types of material. Similarly, the garment may be either boned or not boned; and. may be worn with or without garters. In the, accompanying drawing a speci?c em of the wearer with the band extension ?tting bodiment of this invention is shown, and, of across the crotch area, The leg members are course, variations in the construction may be formed by stitching together portions of the base made within the concept of the invention. In the edges of the panels of the front and back sections (including the entire base edge of the center front 25 drawing: Fig. 1 is a front view of the foundation garment; Fig, 2 is a back View; Fig. 3 is a side panel) along a common slightly arcuate line de view, and Fig. 4 is a front view illustrating the termined by the base edge of the center panel of garment disposed in sitting position. the front section. The front section Ill is shown consisting of a Preferably, the panels of the back section are joined longitudinally so that when portions of 30 longitudinally tapered center panel I 2 with two adjacent outer panels M and I6. The band exten sion I8 having-parallel sides l9 and 2| is shown in Fig.4 and as may be seen the base edge 20 of back section is centrally disposed and meets the the band extension determines the slightly arcu arcuate seam at a point within the base edge of ate line 29 along which portions of the base edges the narrow band extension. of panels 14 and 16 are joined to the correspond In adjusting this garment the wearer quite nat ing portions of the base edges of the back panels. urally grips the top edge of the front section and The parallel sides l9 and 2| of the band extension pulls upwardly and outwardly along the lines I8 are of the same length (determined by the size formed by the tapered seams of the front section. of the garment) to provide equal hinge action In this manner the force applied to the garment along both sides of the crotch and to permit the is applied perpendicularly to the stitching across body of the wearer to sit properly in the garment. the base edges of the front and back panels are stitched together the longitudinal seam of the the seams and is distributed along the entire The two elastic side panels 22 and 24 are in length of the tapered seams, Such a construction termediate the front and back sections and ordi obviates distortion in the shape of the garment 45 narily their base edges 23 and 25 are unattached. and, by distributing the stress along the length of As can be seen from the drawing, the openings the scam, the stitching is not put under too great of the leg members 35 and 38 are formed by the a strain in a restricted area. In adjusting the garment the wearer may unattached base portions of the front, side, and back panel members and are of suf?cient length 50 to enclose the thighs and give the garment proper readily obtain a snug ?tting adjustment, particu larly in the crotch area, by gripping the top edges purchase on the body. of the front of the garment and pulling upwardly The back section consists, in this case, of two and outwardly substantially simultaneously along back panels 25 and 28. In Fig. 4 the central longitudinal seam 2‘! of back panels 26 and. 28 is the lines of the tapered seams, The resultant force, directed almost wholly on the narrow band 55 shown disposed so that this seam meets the arcu 2,406,215 1'3 4 ate seam 29 on the base edge of the band exten sion at a point intermediate the parallel sides l9 row base portion terminating in a narrow'band and 2|. Such construction eliminates crowding integral therewith and aligned with the center line of the converging panels and adapted to fit ,- extension having parallel sides of equal length _ of the seams and permits the hinged effect along the sides 19 and 2| freely to take place when 01 across the crotch area, the base edge of said band extension being joined to the base end of the back there is relative movement between the members. A zipper opening EA is provided longitudinally panel members, the tapered sides of the center / front panel when stitched .to the corresponding sides of the adjacent panels forming seamswhich along one of the front panels and garter supports. 3‘? may berprovided as shown; I are disposed so as substantially to follow the groin lines of the wearer of the garment whereby force and integral leg members comprising a plurality" ' ‘applied upwardly and outwardly at the top of of fabric panels joined‘ together longitudinally'f "i said ‘ seams is applied perpendicularly to the V WhatIclaim is: ' ' A foundation garment having a girdle portion ~ - » along seams with stitching perpendiculantopthe? r stitching of. said seams and is distributed along substantially the entire length of said seams, the parallel seams of the band extension being adapt seams to form a girdle portion ‘and-stitched .to'-. gether along portions: of the base 'édgeso'fsaid‘ panels to form leg members, the front section‘ of ii ' edrto act as hinge' members to obviate “pulling” ‘the garment consisting of at least three ‘panels of the garment when there is relative movement the ,center panel of which has a relatively ‘wide ' "between such panel members. top edge with sides tapering longitudinally along "straight lines fromrthe wide top edge'tofalnarr 20 ‘ ' CARL REDMAN Gun?re.