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July 23, 1963
D. HOWELL
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3,098,485
COMPOSITE GARMENT
Filed May 2, 1962
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2 Sheets-Sheet 1
: 91%222556@WZ
July 23, 1963
D. HOWELL
3,098,485
COMPOSITE GARMENT
Filed May 2, 1962
2 Sheets-Sheet 2
‘ice
lid-98,485
Patented July 23, 1963
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of fabric, the outer ply 32 being preferably a 15 denier
knitted nylon fabric and the inner ply 33 being prefer
ably a 40 denier knitted nylon fabric. Each section 29
‘and 31 is provided with a plurality of darts. 34 which to
gether with the shining along the lower edge thereof at
the line of attachment to the waistband panel 13 affords
3,098,485
CGMPOSETE GARMENT
Dixie Howell, McCornb, Miss, assignor to Kellwood
Qompany, Chicago, Ill, a corporation of Delaware
Filed May 2, 1962, Ser. No. 191,932
6 Claims. (Cl. 123-455)
a desired pocket formation. Referring to FIG. 1 it will
be seen that overlying section 311 at its lower inner end
My invention relates to a composite garment generally
and more speci?cally to l-ady’s nightgown embodying a
built-in brassiere.
overlaps the corresponding portion of the opposite sec
10 tion 29 so that ‘as viewed in FIG. 1 the sections 29* and
31 completely conceal the breast receiving pockets 211
The prime object of my invention is the provision of
a lady’s nightgown including a built-in brassiere which
e?'ectively supports the breasts of the wearer for health
and ‘aesthetic purposes.
Another object of my invention is the provision of a 15
land 22 when the garment is worn. The upper edges of the
sections 29 and 31 are each bound by a binding 36 having
substantial width, as seen in FIG. 3 and, at the topmost
portion of each section, the binding is provided with an
apperture 57 for receiving a tie strap 38. It will be noted
that the apertures 37 are substantially in registration with
the respective elastic loops 28. Lace 39 is applied over
fort without binding.
each of the sections ‘for ornamental purposes.
A further object of my invention is the provision of a
Stitched to the upper edge of the rear section 14 and to
garment of the foregoing character which avoids the 20
the side edges of the sections 29‘ and 31 is a panel 41
use of conventional fastener means.
formed of suitable elastic material which is stretch-able
Other and further objects and advantages of my inven
only in a direction circumierentially of the body of the
tion will become apparent from the following description
garment of the foregoing character which is adjustable
on the body of the wearer to afford a high degree of com
when the same is considered in connection with the ac
companying drawings in which,
FIG. 1 is a front perspective view of a composite gar
me-nt in accordance with my invention;
FIG. 2 is a similar view, with certain parts broken away
to show details of construction, and with the adjustable
tie straps in disengaged relation;
wearer. This elastic material may be identical to the ma
25 terial forming the section 19, and similarly may consist
of “Spandex” lace. Attached to the upper edge of the
panel 41 and extending coextensively therewith is [an
elastic tape 42 which in normal relaxed condition serves
to gather the upper edge portion of the panel 41 in the
manner illustrated in FIG. 3. As will be seen, the elastic
tape 42 is encased within an edge binding. A pair of tie
straps 38 of non-stretchable material is ‘attached to the
showing the garment of my invention and with parts bro
upper edge of panel 41. The straps are in spaced rela
ken away to show details of construction;
tion to each other and each is attached substantially
FIG. 4 is a rear elevational view, on an enlarged scale,
medially
of its length to a?ord a pair of ties, at least one
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of the garment illustrated in FIGS. 1 and 2;
of which is intended to be passed through a cooperating
FIG. 5 is a fragmentary side elevational view, on an
aperture 37 and loop 28, the ties thereafter being tied
enlarged scale, with certain parts broken away and in
together in a bow in the manner illustrated in FIG. 1.
cross-section to show details of construction.
It will be understood that the ties thus may be adjusted in
Referring to the drawings, the composite garment of
length so as to effect a desired ?tting of the garment on
my invention includes an upper bodice portion indicated
the person of the wearer.
generally by the numeral 10, a waistband portion 11 and
In use, the garment is applied and adjusted to the body
a skirt portion 12. The waistband portion 11 comprises a
FIG. 3 is a rear elevational view, on an enlarged scale,
general diamond-shaped front panel 13 stitched along
the sides of the ganment to a generally rectangular rear
panel 14. As will be seen clearly in FIGS. 1 and 2 the
upper and lower edges to and 17 respectively, of the
front waistband panel 13 are arcuate in form. The skirt
of the wearer in the usual manner. With the breasts re
ceived in the pockets, the ties are ‘adjusted to afford a
desired support both for health and aesthetic reasons. It
will be apparent that the elastic loops 28 permit neces
sary stretching of the breast pockets without binding and
that the elastic sections ‘and panels ‘at the front and rear
portion 12 which is of generally conventional construction
is stitched to the lower edges 17‘ and 18‘ respectively, of the 50 of the bodice portion will expand with the body move
ments of the wearer, thereby eliminating any discomfort
waistband panels 13 and 14. Stitched to the upper edges
to the wearer. Further, it will be apparent that the use
16 of the panel 13 is a generally inverted V-shaped sec
of conventional fastening means, such as hooks and eyes
tion 19 which is formed of a suitable elastic material
and snap fasteners, normally employed in garments ‘of
such as “Spandex” lace and which is stretchable in ‘a direc
this type have been eliminated entirely.
tion circumferentially of the body of the wearer. it will
Various changes coming within the spirit of my inven
be noted that the upper and lower edges of section ‘19
tion may suggest themselves to those skilled in the art;
are arcuate in con?guration. A pair of pockets 21 and 22
hence, I do not wish to be limited to the speci?c embodi
for accommodating the breasts of the wearer are each
ments shown and described or uses mentioned, but intend
stitched to an upper edge of the section 19‘. The pockets
21 and 22 are identical in construction and each is formed 60 the same to be merely exemplary, the scope of my inven
of three plies of fabric, with each ply being formed of
suitably shaped sections which when stitched together will
aiford a generally conical construction. In the present
embodiment, the outer and inner plies ‘23- land 24 respec
tively, preferably are formed of 40 denier nylon knitted
fabric while the intermediate ply 26 is formed of 1a stabil
ized 15 denier nylon knitted fabric. The top edge of each
of the breast pockets is enclosed in a binding 27 and at
tached to the uppermost portion ‘of each edge is a section
of elastic affording a loop 28: for receiving the tie straps
hereinafter to be described.
,Overlying the breast pockets 21 and 22 are sections 29
and 31 respectively. Each section is formed of two plies
tion being limited only by the appended claims.
I claim:
1. A composite garment comprising,
(a) a skirt portion,
(b) a waistband stitched to the upper edge of said skirt
portion,
(0) a pair of breast receiving pockets,
(d) an elastic section interposed between said pockets
and said waistband and stitched thereto along ‘cor
responding edges,
‘
(e) said elastic section being stretchable in a direction
circumferentially of the body of the wearer,
(f) an elastic back section stitched to the upper edge
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of said waistband and to the side edges of said breast
(d) an elastic section interposed between said pockets
pockets,
and said waistband and stitched there-to along corre
sponding edges,
(3) said back section being stretchable in a direction
circumferentially of the body of the wearer,
(h) an elastic tape longitudinally stretchable and
secured coextensivoly with the upper edge of said
back section,
(1') a pair or" overlay sections each overlying a respec
tive breast pocket and substantially concealing the
(2) said elastic section being stretchable in a direction
circumierentially of the body of the wearer,
(f) ‘an elastic back section stitched to the upper edge
of said waistband and to the side edges of said breast
pockets,
(g) said back section being stretchable in a direction
same,
circumferentially of the body of the wearer,
(h) an elastic tape longitudinally stretchable and
secured coextensively with the upper edge of said
(j) an elastic loop attached to the upper edge of each
of said breast pockets,
(k) each of said overlay sect-ions having an aperture
back section,
near an upper edge thereof,
(1) and a pair of tie straps secured ‘to the upper edge 15
of ‘said back section with each ‘strap passing through
a corresponding ‘loop and aperture for adjustably
securing ‘the garment ‘on the body of the wearer.
2. A composite garment comprising,
(a) a skirt portion,
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([2) la waistband stitched to the upper edge of said skirt
portion,
(0) a pair of breast receiving pockets,
(d) an elastic section interposed between said pockets
and said waistband and stitched thereto along 25
‘corresponding edges,
(e) an elastic back section stitched to the upper edge
of said waistband and to the side edges of said
pockets,
(f) said elastic sections both being stretchable in a 30
direction circumfcrentially of the body of the wearer,
(g) a pair of overlay sections, each overlying a respec
tive breast pocket and substantially ‘concealing the
same,
breast pocket,
(j) fastening means associated respectively with the
upper edge of each breast pocket and overlay section,
(it) and a pair of tie 1straps secured to the upper edge of
said back section with each strap cooperating with
the fastening means of a corresponding breast pocket
and overlay section for iadjustably securing the gar
ment on the body of a wearer.
6. A composite garment comprising
(a) a skirt portion,
(b) a waistband attached to the upper edge of said
skirt portion,
(0) a pair of breast receiving pockets,
(d) an elastic section interposed between said pockets
and said waistband and stitched thereto along corre
sponding edges,
(e) an elastic back section stitched to the upper edge
of said waistband and to the side edges of said
wearer,
near an upper edge thereof,
(j) and ‘a pair of the tie straps secured to the upper edge
(g) a pair of overlay sections, each overlying a re
of said back section with each strap passing through 40
a corresponding loop and aperture for adjustably
securing the garment on the body of the wearer.
3. The invention as de?ned in claim 2, in which the ?rst
mentioned elastic section is of generally inverted V-shaped
.
4. The invention as de?ned in claim 1, in which the
?rst mentioned elastic section is of generally inverted
(b) a waistband stitched to the upper edge of said
shirt portion,
(0) a pair of breast receiving pockets,
spective breast pocket and substantially concealing
the same,
i
(h) fastening means associated respectively with the
upper edge of each breast pocket and overlay section,
(1') and a pair of tie straps secured to the upper edge
of said back section with each strap cooperating with
the fastening means of a corresponding breast pocket
‘and over-lay section for adjustably securing the gar
ment on the body of a wearer.
V-shaped form.
5. A ‘composite ganment comprising
,
,
(1‘) said elastic sections both being stretchable in a
direction circuniferentially of the body of the
(1') each of said overlay sections having an aperture
(a) a skirt portion,
tive breast pocket ‘and substantially concealing the
same,
pockets,
(h) ‘an elastic loop attached to the upper edge of each 35
form.
'
(i) a pair of overlay sections each overlying a respec
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References Cited in the ?le of this patent
UNITED STATES PATENTS
2,752,600
Greenstien ____________ __ July 3, 1956
2,869,552
Smith ________________ __ Jan. 20, 1959
2,896,630
Adler ________________ __ July 28, 1959
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