Title:
ORNAMENT FOR SLEEVELESS DRESSES
United States Patent 3701166


Abstract:
This invention consists of a strip of covered feather-boning having a plurality of snap fasteners or the like adapted to secure the aforesaid strip to the underside of a strip of tape that is secured to that part of a sleeveless dress from which the arm of a lady extends. A plurality of plastic rings are secured by any desired means in longitudinal spaced relation to one another to the underside of the aforesaid featherboning.



Inventors:
LINDBLOM SIGNE R
Application Number:
05/121026
Publication Date:
10/31/1972
Filing Date:
03/04/1971
Assignee:
SIGNE R. LINDBLOM
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
D02/638
International Classes:
A41D27/08; (IPC1-7): A41D27/08
Field of Search:
2/244,178,185R,186,126 D2
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US Patent References:
3378853Convertible sweater construction1968-04-23Fierst
2807804Convertible blouse1957-10-01Miller
2688136Garment1954-09-07Freedman
2568826Garment accessory1951-09-25Roussos
2334498Garment1943-11-16Merkent



Primary Examiner:
Guest, Alfred R.
Claims:
What I now claim as new is

1. In combination with a sleeveless dress, a strip of tape secured to the inner surface of said dress and extending adjacent to the periphery of the opening for ones arms, a plurality of speced fasteners secured to the inner surface of said strip of tape, a strip of flexible material, a plurality of mating fasteners secured to one face of said strip of flexible material, said mating fasteners spaced to mate with said first mentioned fasteners, and a plurality of rings secured to said strip of flexible material in spaced relation to each other.

2. The invention of claim 1, wherein the said strip of flexible material is covered featherboning.

3. The invention of claim 2, wherein the said rings are plastic rings.

4. The invention of claim 3, wherein one or more ribbons or the like are suitably secured to two or more of the said plastic rings.

5. The invention of claim 3, wherein a scarf is suitably secured to the said plastic rings.

6. The invention of claim 3, wherein jewelry is suitably secured to the said plastic rings.

Description:
This invention relates to ladies dresses; more particularly, to dresses of the sleeveless type; still more particularly, to an ornament that is secured to the aforesaid sleeveless dress at the point where ones arms extend from the dress.

It is the principal object of this invention to provide an ornament for sleeveless dresses that will provide a means of attachment for ribbons, scarves, jewelry or the like to that part of the dress from which ones arm extends.

Another object of this invention is to provide an ornament for sleeveless dresses that can be secured to that part of nearly any dress from which ones arms extend in a minimum of time and with a minimum of effort.

Still another object of this invention is to provide an ornament for sleeveless dresses that permits complete movement of the arms.

Other and further objects and advantages of this invention will no doubt appear as the reading of this specification and its appended claims proceeds and the accompanying drawing is examined in connection therewith.

In the drawings:

FIG. 1 is a pictorial view of this invention secured to a ladies dress and having a plurality of ribbons attached thereto.

FIG. 2 is an exploded pictorial view of this invention.

FIG. 3 is a pictorial view of an optional form of this invention.

FIG. 4 is a pictorial view of the major portion of this invention.

In the several views of the accompanying drawing, like parts of this invention are indicated by like reference numbers.

Directing ones attention to FIG. 2 of the accompanying drawing it will be seen that this invention consists of a strip covered featherboning 7 to the top side 8 of which is suitably secured a plurality of male snap fasteners 9 that are adapted to securement to the female snap fasteners 10 that are sewed or otherwise secured to the underside of a strip of tape 11. The just-mentioned strip of tape 11 is suitably secured to that portion of a ladies dress that is indicated by the capital letter D and drawn in phantom lines in FIGS. 1 and 2 of the accompanying drawing. A plurality of small plastic rings 12 are swingably secured by any desired means to the underside of the aforesaid strip of covered featherboning 7 inward of each end of the just-mentioned strip which is provided with a plurality of larger rings 13 that may or may not be of a different color from that of the first-mentioned rings.

Looking now at FIG. 1 of the accompanying drawing it will herein be seen that the above described ornament is so secured to that part of a ladies dress from which ones arms extend that the major part of this invention is invisible to ones eye and yet provides a place of securement for each end of a plurality of ribbons 13 or the like whichever meets the desires of the lady having this ornament on her dress.

Looking now at FIG. 3 of the drawing it will be seen that there is herein illustrated that portion of a ladies dress D from which the arm extends showing the facing 14 to which this invention is attached.

It will be understood by those experienced in the art on reading the above description of this novel invention that this herein described ornament can be used in combination with any color ribbons, scarves, jewelry or nearly any other desired device to create chic sleevelets which strands may be ribbons, scarves, or strands of jewelry of hundreds of variations.

This invention is subject to any and all changes in detail design and/or modifications in so long as the changes and/or modifications fall within the scope and intent of the appended claims.