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 There are no previously filed, nor currently any co-pending applications, anywhere in the world.
 1. Field of the Invention
 The present invention relates generally to reversible pants and, more particularly, to an improved zipper fly cover and method for manufacturing the same for use in making reversible pants.
 2. Description of the Related Art
 In the related art, reversible zippers are known. However, a problem occurs when attempting to manufacture a zippered reversible pant. Particularly, because the zipper closure of a pant generally is formed having a zipper-fly cover, in order to manufacture such a garment utilizing conventional reversible zippers the designer must necessarily designate an “in” side and an “out” side prior to manufacture. As such, the “in” size inevitably suffers aesthetically using conventional manufacturing techniques.
 Attempts have been made to correct for the foregoing problem, but result in an aesthetic compromise, such as the use of a patch-type fly cover, as shown in U.S. Pat. No. 6,182,296, issued in the name of Hosogai.
 A search of the prior art did not disclose any patents that read directly on the claims of the instant invention; however, the following references were considered related:
U.S. Pat. No. Inventor Issue Date 6,182,296 Hosogai Feb. 6, 2001 D 439,727 Hosogai Apr. 3, 2001 D 430,385 Hosogai Sep. 5, 2000 D 428,548 Hosogai Jul. 25, 2000 5,628,003 Goodale May 13, 1997
 Of considerable relevance is U.S. Pat. No. 6,182,296, issued to the inventor. While a reversible zipper fly is incorporated into this invention in combination, other elements are different enough as to make the combination distinguished over the inventors' own prior art.
 Consequently, a need has been felt for providing an apparatus and method which overcomes the aesthetic compromises that must be incurred in designing a reversible, zipper closed pant garment.
 It is therefore an object of the present invention to provide an improved reversible zipper fly cover.
 It is another object of the present invention to provide an improved reversible zipper fly cover for incorporation into a reversible pant garment.
 It is yet another object of the present invention to provide a method for manufacturing an improved reversible zipper fly cover for incorporation into a reversible pant garment.
 It is yet another object of the present invention to provide a symmetric reversible zipper fly cover, being symmetric whether formed “inside” or “outside”.
 It is a feature of the present invention to provide an improved reversible zipper fly cover that is aesthetically consistent on both the inside and outside of the garment, as well as being aesthetically pleasing on both sides.
 Briefly described according to one embodiment of the present invention, a reversible zipper fly cover is formed for connecting a pair of pant panels utilizing an otherwise conventional zipper having a traveler incorporating a reversible traveler guide. A zipper flap is formed symmetrically about each panel and the attachment strips of the zipper attached thereto by stitching. Next, the inner fly flap is formed by stitching one flap to its respective panel; and, the outer fly flap is thereafter formed by stitching the next flap to its respective panel. A crotch seam is thereafter extended laterally downward in an otherwise conventional manner.
 In accordance with the preferred embodiment, a reversible, zipper closed pant garment can be formed that overcomes any aesthetic compromises in design.
 The advantages and features of the present invention will become better understood with reference to the following more detailed description and claims taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, in which like elements are identified with like symbols, and in which:
 In order to describe the complete relationship of the invention, it is essential that some description be given to the manner and practice of functional utility and description of the operation of a conventional zipper. A traveler slides from a base along a pair of aligned slides each supporting a plurality of aligned zipper elements. As the traveler is advanced from the base to a stop, zipper elements interlock to bind the respective slides of the sipper. The stops are sufficiently large that they will not permit the traveler to pass beyond the end section.
 Of a particular adaptation, a reversible zipper utilizes a reversible traveler that has a traveler guide that can be positioned at or accessed from either the front or rear of the zipper assembly.
 1. Detailed Description of the Figures
 The best mode for carrying out the invention is presented in terms of its preferred embodiment, herein depicted within being formed sequentially in FIGS.
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 2. Operation of the Preferred Embodiment
 To use the present invention, in accordance with a preferred embodiment, an improved reversible zipper fly cover is formed, and must be designed prior to manufacturing in that a unique method for manufacturing the same is provided. Particularly, because the zipper closure of a pant generally is formed having a zipper-fly cover, in order to manufacture such a garment utilizing conventional reversible zippers the designer must necessarily designate an “in” side and an “out” side prior to manufacture.
 According to the present method, the “in” side is substantially aesthetically equivalent to the “out” side. Thus, aesthetic compromises need not be incurred in designing a reversible, zipper closed pant garment.
 The foregoing descriptions of specific embodiments of the present invention have been presented for purposes of illustration and description. They are not intended to be exhaustive or to limit the invention to the precise forms disclosed, and obviously many modifications and variations are possible in light of the above teaching. The embodiments were chosen and described in order to best explain the principles of the invention and its practical application, to thereby enable others skilled in the art to best utilize the invention and various embodiments with various modifications as are suited to the particular use contemplated. It is intended that the scope of the invention be defined by the claims appended hereto and their equivalents. Therefore, the scope of the invention is to be limited only by the following claims.