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Jan. 7,1947.
_ M, B, HAYES
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Filed June 25, 1945
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Patented Jan. 7, 1947
UNITED STATES PATENT" OFFICE
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Mary B. Hayes, Columbia, S. 0.
Application June 23, 1945, Serial No. 601,271
2 Claims. (Cl. 2—221)
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The invention relates to a dress especially
adaptable for small children, and particularly for
little girls.
ment, as shown in Fig. 2, then there is consider
able overlap of both the end portions of the
waistband and the attached skirt portions, but
the overlap should be con?ned to the back, and
The essential object of the invention is to pro
in any event should not be such that there will
vide a dress adjustable in both length and width
be any overlapping of the waistband and skirt
so that it may be Worn by a growing child for
in the front. The positioning of the openings
several years without alteration.
should also be such that when the waistband is
A further object is to provide a dress without
overlapped to the limit of its afforded width ad
buttons, and one capable of being laid out flat so
10 justment, as shown in Fig. 3, the overlap of the
that it may be easily laundered.
skirt portions will be ample to prevent gaping.
A still further object is to provide a dress that
is simple, comfortable, pretty, and durable, and
one economical to manufacture.
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The invention can best be seen and understood
by reference to the drawing in which-—
Fig. l is a front elevation of the dress.
Fig. 2 is a back elevation when the waistband
Attached to the waist, and preferably with at
tached extension along the sides of the waist to
connect with, or spring from, the waistband in
15 front, are shoulder straps 5, 5. These straps
pass over the shoulders of the wearer and are
crossed in the back, and the free tieable ends of
the straps then passed through a spaced set, or
sets, of aligned openings in the respective por
Fig. 3 is the same as Fig. 2 excepting that the
tions of the waistband dependent upon what
waistband is shown expanded.
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openings are in alignment after adjustment for
In the drawing I represents the waist portion
width. The straps are then pulled down, de
of the dress open in the back; 2 is the skirt, and
pending upon the height of the child, and the
3 the waistband.
ends tied. Thus is provided adjustment for both
The waist may have any conventional form,
and is stitched to the top of the waistband. The 25 length and width. In Fig. 2 it will be seen that
the ends of the straps are passed through two
waist is preferably made of ample width to cover,
sets of aligned openings, and afterwards the ends
at least in part, the sides of the child’s body,
of the straps may be tied. In Fig. 3 there is only
The skirt connects with the bottom edge of the
one set of aligned openings through which the
waistband. The top edge of the skirt is gath
ends of the straps are passed. The ends of the
ered in its attachment to the waistband so that
straps may then be tied, and the knot will pre
the skirt will open up or ?are outwardly in the
vent the ends from drawing back through the
manner of open pleats.
openings, or the ends may be passed over the
The Waistband and skirt are split in the back,
and the attachment of the skirt extends to the
waistband to the right and left and then drawn
free ends of the waistband. The length of the 35 through the remaining left and right openings,
waistband and corresponding width of the skirt,
after which the ends may be tied.
at the point of its attachment to the waistband,
I claim:
are such that both the waistband and skirt will
1. In a dress the combination comprising a
overlap in the back for any adjusted expansion
waistband, a nether portion of the dress connect
40 ed with the waistband and dependent therefrom,
of the dress at the waistline.
Formed in each of the free end portions of the
the waistband and nether portion being split in
is most contracted; and
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waistband are openings 4 in the nature of large
the back and of such extension as to overlap in
buttonholes, in fact the openings are preferably
the back for adjusted expansion of the dress at
each ?nished with a buttonhole stitch. These
the waist, the free end portions of the waistband
openings are spaced some distance apart, and the 45 being provided with spaced openings circumfer
spacing of the openings in each of the respective
entially arranged with spaces between the open
‘end portions of the waistband are preferably
ings substantially equal for each of said end por
alike, so that when the end portions of the waist
tions whereby as the end portions of the waist~
band are brought into overlapping relation a cer
band are brought into overlapping relation cer
tain set, or sets, of the respective openings in the 60 tain sets of said openings in the respective end
respective end portions of the waistband will
portions of the waistband will align with one an
align with one another, and this dependent upon
other dependent upon the width adjustment of
the width adjustment of the waistband. When
the dress, andv shoulder straps connected to the
the sets of openings are brought into alignment
dress in the front and with free tieable ends pas
for effecting the most narrow limit of adjust 65 sable in the back through aligned sets of said
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openings in the respective end portions of the
waistband dependent upon the adjusted width of
the dress at the waist and with drawing exten
sion through said aligned sets of openings de
pendent upon the length of the dress,
2. In a dress the combination comprising a
the openings whereby as the end portions of the
waistband are brought into overlapping relation
certain sets of said openings in the respective end
portions of the waistband will conjoin with one
another dependent upon the width adjustment
of the dress, and shoulder straps connected to
waistband, a nether portion of the dress con
the dress in the front and with free tieable ends
nected with the waistband and dependent there
passable in the back through conjoining sets of
from, the Waistband, and nether portion. being
said openings in the respective end portions of
split in the back and, of such extension as to 10 the waistband dependent upon the adjusted
width of the dress at the waist and with drawing
overlap in the back for adjusted expansion of, the
extension through said oonjoining sets of open
dress at the waist, the free end portions of, the
waistband being provided with spaced openings
circumferentially arranged with spaces between
ings dependent upon the length of the dress.
MARY B. HAYES.
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