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Feb. 26, 1963
3,078,468
E. V. PlCClONE
GARMENT HAVING CONCEALED SLIDE FASTENER
Filed Oct. 24, 1960
INVENTOR.
EDYTHE
PICCIONE
“M Kim
ATTORNEY
United States Patent() "me
3,078,468
Patented Feb. 26, 1 963
2
1
A two-ply layer 30 of mesh-type stiffener material is
secured to the inner ply 24 by a line of stitching positioned
GARMENT HAVING CONCEALED
3,078,468
adjacent the edge 16. A two-ply layer 32 of mesh-type
SLIDE FASTENER
Edythe V. Piccione, Ambler, Pa., assignor to Alfred
Angelo, Inc., Philadelphia, Pa., a corporation of Penn
stiffener material is secured to the inner ply 28 by a line
of stitching positioned adjacent the edge 18. As shown in
FIGURE 3, the lines of stitching securing the layers 30
sylvania
and 32 to the cloth members 12 and 14 extend only
through the inner plies 24 and 28 of said cloth members
12 and 14.
A slide fastener tape 34 is secured to the cloth member
10
This invention relates to a garment having a concealed
12 with the layer 30 disposed therebetween by a line of
slide fastener.
stitching 36 which extends through the tape 3-4, both plies
Heretofore, it has been conventional to provide women’s
of the layer 30, the inner ply 24, and the outer ply 22.
formal wear, such as wedding dresses, with juxtaposed
A two-ply layer 38 of mesh-type stiffener material is
edges secured by a plurality of spaced cloth-covered but
disposed
against the layer 32 with a portion of the layer
tons. The number of such buttons is usually quite nu 15 38 extending across the gap de?ned by the edges 16 and
merous, in the neighborhood of thirty-?ve to forty but
18. If desired, the free edges of the layer 38 may be
tons. Since each of these buttons must be manipulated so
joined
by a line of stitching 40.
as to extend through a loop, it should be clear that the
A tape 42 is secured to the cloth member 14 by a line
manipulation of this large number of buttons is time con
of stitching 44 with the layers 32 and 38 disposed there
suming. Since these dresses are generally worn by brides, 20 between as shown in FIGURE 3. The inner edges of the
bridesmaids, etc., and since there is usually a great deal of
tapes 34 and 42 are provided with slide fastener elements
activity going on at the same time that the dress is being
46 and 48 meshingly engaged by reciprocation of the
put on, it is desirable to provide these dresses with a means
slider 58. The slider 58 is provided with a pull tab (not
for securing the juxtaposed edges of the garment in a more
shown) adapted to be disposed between the slide fastener
25
Filed Oct. 24, 1960, Ser. No. 64,491
5 Claims. (Cl. 2-265)
rapid manner.
At the same time, it is desirable to re
tain the row of spaced cloth-covered buttons which have
elements and the layer 38.
A plurality of cloth-covered buttons 52 are sewn to
been conventional heretofore.
the layer 38 at spaced points ther-ealong. The cloth-cov
The ?t obtained with such dresses made in a conven
ered buttons 52 are of the type conventionally found on
tional manner is not smooth since the buttons pull on the
formal wear, such as wedding dresses, and per se form no
loops and create a crease. Also, there is an opening be 30 part of the present invention. The lowermost ends of the
tween buttons which is objectionable.
stitching 36 and 44 are joined by stitching 54 which ex
It is an object of this invention to provide a smooth
tends across the lowermost ends of the tapes 34 and 42
?tting garment having a slide fastener which is concealed
and the seam 20. The lowermost ends of the tapes 34
in a novel manner.
and 42 are joined by a bottom stop 56 as shown more
35
It is another object of the present invention to provide
clearly
in FIGURE 2.
a formal wear garment with a slide fastener which is
It will be noted that the portion of the layer 38 on
concealed by a row of cloth-covered buttons secured to a
which the buttons 52 are secured extends across the gap
layer of mesh-type stiffener material, whereby the garment
de?ned by the edges 16 and 18 and therefore conceals the
has a smooth ?t.
slide fastener which otherwise would be visible because of
It is an object of the present invention to provide a 40 the gap de?ned by the edges 16 and 18. Since the right
formal wear dress, such as a wedding dress, with the con
hand edge of the layer 38 as seen in FIGURE 3 is unse
ventional row of cloth-covered buttons, and yet be able
to separate juxtaposed edges adjacent said buttons in a
rapid manner.
45
Other objects will appear hereinafter.
For the purpose of illustrating the invention there is
cured, the portion of the layer 38 intermediate the edges
shown in the drawings a form which is presently preferred;
it being understood, however, that this invention is not
limited to the precise arrangements and instrumentalities
will be noted that the edges 16 and 18 extend beneath the
cloth-covered buttons 52 in the normal disposition of said
shown.
FIGURE 1 is a top plan view of a garment having a
concealed slide fastener constructed in accordance with the
present invention.
50
16 and 18 may be pivoted about the stitching 44 to reveal
the fastener elements 46 and 48 and to permit the pull tab
on the slider 50 to be manipulated so as to meshingly en
gage or disengage the fastener elements 46 and 48. It
edges.
Thus, it will be seen that I have provided a garment
which may be a wedding gown, with a conventional row
of buttons, and yet juxtaposed edges of the garment may
be rapidly joined or separated by use of a slide fastener
FIGURE 2 is a bottom plan view of the structure shown
55 which is concealed from view.
in FIGURE 1.
The concealed slide fastener of the present invention
FIGURE 3 is a transverse cross-sectional view taken
may be assembled and secured to a garment without
along lines 3-3 in FIGURE 1.
requiring any special attachments for sewing machines.
Referring to the drawings in detail, wherein like nu
As used hereinafter, that portion of the cloth members
merals indicate like elements, there is shown in FIGURE
12 and 14 extending between the edge 16 and stitching
60
1, a garment having a concealed slide fastener designated
36, and the edge 18 and stitching 44, may be referred
generally as 10.
to as plackets.
The structure designated generally as 10 comprises a
If desired, fancy buttons having decorative elements
garment body wherein cloth members 12 and 14 have
such as rhinestones thereon may be substituted for the
juxtaposed edges 16 and 18 partially joined together by
the seam 20. The body is preferably made from, but 65 cloth-covered buttons 52. If desired, the layers 30 and
32 may be eliminated.
not limited to, material such as talfeta, silk, satin, etc.
The present invention may be embodied in other speci
The cloth member 12 includes an outer ply 22 and an
?c forms without departing from the spirit or essential
inner ply 24. The inner and outer plies 24 and 22 are
attributes thereof and, accordingly, reference should be
integral with one another and extend from the edge 16.
made to the appended claims, rather than to the fore
70
The cloth member 14 includes an outer ply 26 and an
going speci?cation as indicating the scope of the inven
inner ply 28. The inner and outer plies 28 and 26 are
tion.
integral with one another and extend from the edge 18.
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I claim:
edges, a portion of said last mentioned layer of mesh-type
stiffener material being disposed between said second tape
and the layer of stilfener material secured to said second
cloth member.
1. A garment having a concealed slide fastener com
prising a garment body having ?rst and second cloth me~m~
bers, said ?rst‘ and second cloth members having jux
taposed spaced edges, a layer of mesh-type stiffener mate
47 A garment having a concealed slide fastener com
rial attached to each of said ?rst and second cloth mem
prising a garment body having juxtaposed spaced plackets,
bers, said layers extending from said edges, a ?rst slide
fastener tape secured to said ?rst cloth member by a line
a row of spaced buttons having stems disposed between
said plackets, said buttons being secured to a stiffener ma
of stitching spaced from the edge of said ?rst cloth mem
terial extending across the gap de?ned by said plackets,
ber with the stiffener material secured to said ?rst cloth
member therebetween, a second slide fastener tape se
cured to said second cloth member by a line of stitching
and a slide fastener concealed by said sti?iener material
and buttons, said slide fastener having tapes secured to
said body adjacent each of said plackets.
spaced from the edge of said second cloth member with
5. A garment in accordance with ‘claim 4 wherein a
the stiffener material secured to said second cloth mem
layer of mesh-type'sti?'ener material is secured to the
ber therebetween, and means mounting a row of buttons 15 inner surface of said plackets, the inner surface of said
between said edges so as to conceal said ?rst and second
plackets being that surface which is juxtaposed to the
tapes and slide fastener elements on said ?rst and second
fastener tapes.
tapes.
References Cited in the ?le of this patent
2. A garment in accordance with claim 1 wherein said
buttons are covered with a cloth material.
3. A garment in accordance with claim 1 wherein said
means is a two-ply layer of mesh-type stiffener material
' extending across the gap de?ned by the spacing of said
20
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r Leonardet a] __________ __ Feb. 28, 1961
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