Title:
Undergarment
United States Patent 2493357


Abstract:
.My invention relates to an under-garment, more particularly for use withdancers' costumes or the like and the objects of my invention-are: ,First,. toprovide an,under-garment of this class which is -very neat and comfortable to wear promoting ease of movement and graceful fitting of the garment,...



Inventors:
Miller, Rubia L.
Application Number:
US63971246A
Publication Date:
01/03/1950
Filing Date:
01/08/1946
Assignee:
Miller, Rubia L.
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
2/238, D02/712
International Classes:
A41B9/04
View Patent Images:
US Patent References:
2166514Bathing trunks1939-07-18
2165561Combination shorts and sanitary belt1939-07-11
2140459Man's undergarment1938-12-13
2102323Swimming trunks1937-12-14
1910715Garment1933-05-23
1845131Garment1932-02-16
0648797N/A1900-05-01



Foreign References:
GB291935A1928-06-14
AU115965B
Description:

.My invention relates to an under-garment, more particularly for use withdancers' costumes or the like and the objects of my invention-are: ,First,. toprovide an,under-garment of this class which is -very neat and comfortable to wear promoting ease of movement and graceful fitting of the garment, adjacent thereto; Second, to provide ,a garment of this class which is -so constructed !that the front thereof is free,from wrinkles normally caused by the curvature of the wearer's abdomen; Third,-to provide a.garmentof this class having a -low front edge particularly comfortable when wornby:pregnant women; Fourth,ito provide a garment of this class which is-very comfortable in warm weather; -Fifth, to provide .a garment of this class constructed of very;simple patterns; Sixth, to provide a garment of this class -which is particularly:adapted to fit the wearer to a very exacting degree; and Seventh, to provide ;a -garment -of -this class which is -very simple and economical. of construction, efficient in use and which will not readily deteriorateeor.get out of order.

With these and other objects in view as will appear hereinafter, my invention consists of certain novel features of construction, combination and arrangement of parts and portions .as will be hereinafter described in detail and particularly set forth in the appended claims, reference being had to the accompanying drawings and to .the oharacters-of reference thereon forming a part of this application in which: Figure 1 is a front elevational view of my under-garment shown positioned on the wearer thereof; Fig. 2 is a rear elevational view of my under-garment shown positioned on the wearer thereof; Fig. 3 is a front elevational view of the blank side pieces used in the construction of my under-garment,-showing by dash lines a certain folded position of a portion thereof; Fig. 4 is -a side elevational view of the front piece :of -my under-garment; Fig. 5 is a side elevational view of the seam strip of my under-garment; and Fig. 6 is an enlarged fragmentary sectional view taken from the line 6-6 of Fig. 1.

Similar characters of reference refer to similar parts and portions throughout the several views of the drawings.

The side pieces I and 2, front piece 3 and seam strip 4 constitute the principal parts and portions of my under-garment.

The side pieces I and 2 may be made of any suitable material as desired. These side pieces I -and 2 are .substantially identical in outline and when assembled, fit around- opposite hips of the wearer. The .sidepiece l, .as shown in flat relationship by a solid line in Fig. 3:of the drawing, is oprovided with-an irregularlycurved cutout portion 4a at its ,normally lower :edge arranged to provide one ;leg opening of my -under-garment.

At one -end of-the irregularly curved cutout portion la is the front crotch forming portion I-b.

Atitheiqpposite-end oe f th.e.irregularly curved cutout portion la is the rear crotch forming portion ,ic.

,It will be noted that the edge portions Id :and Se :of the:front and rear crotch forming portions lb and 4c respectively -are sewed-together when assembled aorming a leg receiving opening of the irr-egularly .utout-:prtion I:a.

The ,side iptece 1 ;is also provided with .a rort middle seam -portion f :arranged Lto be -sewed ;to 2o the :ronts.eam iedge :portion ;a of the side piece 2. :The -Qrmally :upper edge :lg of ithe side piece I its substantially sstraight and when folded, as indicated by:dash lines in ;Fig. 3,::this upper edge portion kg assumes ,the -general arrangement of 2 the upper -edge :2b tf ithe aside ,piece 2, as shown in iFig. 3 ,.f .the drawings. 'This side 'piece 2, at its upper edge 2b,dssrelatively:higher..at the middie .2cithan-it iisat' t-he-front end 2da adjacent the frontseam-edge;pontion:2a. (Folded in this manner the mriddle .portion :2e is angularly disposed to :fit -the idownwardly diverging outline of the wearer's hip. 'Whilethe front portion 2d is disposed -below -the predominant curvature of the wearer's -abdomen opreventing la wrinkled condition of the front of the under-garment when worn, the 'side piece :1 is -provided with a -rear seam -portion -,h ý slightly -curved near the upper end thereof, as shown best in Fig. 3 of the drawings. 'This curvature in the rear seam portion Ih, when sewed 4in 'connection with the rear seam portion-24yof the-side piece 2, provides fullness in the Irear -of the -undergarment adapted to fit the buttocks-of -the -wearer.

'The seam -strip 4 is -sewed in overlapping relation with the seam forming edge portions Ih and 2f for reinforcing the rear seams of the undergarment.

The front piece 3 is positioned on the inner side of the front seam portions If and 2a of the side pieces I and 2 and reinforces the front of the under-garment and extends downwardly in the front portion to a juncture with the front seam edge portions Id and le of the side piece I and to the similar seam portions 2g and 2h of the side piece 2. This front piece 3, as shown in Fig. 6, is positioned on the inner side of the front portions I] and 2j of the side pieces I and 2.

The elastic 5, as shown in Fig. 6 of the drawings, is hemmed in the edge of the side pieces I and 2 around the leg holes as well as the upper edge portion 1k, as shown in Fig. 6 of the drawing, providing conformance of the edges of the under-garment with the wearer thereof.

It will be here noted that a common seamconnects the seam edge portions Id, Ie, 2g and 2h, at the crotch of the assembled under-garment. The normally lower edge 3a of the front piece is also connected in the same seam.

The opposite side edge portions 3b and 3c of the front piece are diverging, as shown in Fig. 4 of the drawings, and are connected in the hem at the edge of the irregularly curved portions a and 2k through which hemmed portion passes the elastic member 5.

If desired, the side pieces I and 2 may be made of thin mesh and the front piece 3 may be made of finely woven material providing a very lightly constructed under-garment particularly comfortable in warm weather.

It will be here noted that the irregular curved edge portion !a is laid out employing a shorter radius near the curved crotch forming portion Ib than is used near the rear crotch forming portion Ic.

The use and wear of my under-garment is substantially as follows: When my under-garment is worn by a dancer, for example, the upper front edge of the garment at the upper portion of the front piece 3 is positioned substantially below the predominately curved portion of the wearer's abdomen, whereby wrinkling of the front of this garment is substantially eliminated. The elastic 5 hemmed in the outlining portions of the garment holds the same in neat fitted relation with the wearer, maintaining the garment in comfortable properly fitted relation with the wearer. The relatively narrow disposition of the side pieces I and 2 at the wearer's hips promotes freedom of the wearer particularly advantageous when worn by dancers having graceful costumes worn in contiguous relation with my under-garment.

Though I have shown and described a particular construction, combination and arrangement of parts and portions, I do not wish to be limited to the particular construction, combination and arrangement but desire to include in the scope of my invention the construction, combination and arrangement substantially as set forth in the appended claims.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is: 1. In an undergarment of the class described, the combination of a pair of side pieces having concave, cutout portions in the middle thereof, at their normally lower edges, opposite ends of said side pieces forming crotch portions, seam edges of said front and rear crotch forming portions of both of said side pieces connected by common vertical and horizontal seams intersecting at the crotch portion of the under-garment, said opposite ends of said side pieces connected at the middle of said undergarment at the front and back thereof, the upper edges of said side pieces forming a waistband adapted to completely surround the waist of the wearer, the front of said undergarment formed by downwardly curved portions of said side pieces, said concave cutout portions at the lower edge of said side pieces being of shorter radius near the front crotch portions than at the lower edge thereof near the rear crotch portions, and a front piece positioned on the inner side at the front of said side pieces, diverging upwardly and connected with said crotch portions at its lower edge, the upper edge of said front piece terminating at the upper edges of said side pieces.

2. In an undergarment of the class described, the combination of a pair of side pieces having concave, cutout portions in the middle thereof, at their normally lower edges, opposite ends of said side pieces forming crotch portions, seam edges of said front and rear crotch forming portions of both of said side pieces connected by a common seam, said opposite ends of said side pieces connected at the middle of said undergarment at the front and back thereof, the upper edges of said side pieces forming a waistband adapted to completely surround the waist of the wearer, the front of said undergarment formed by downwardly curved portions of said side pieces, said concave cut-out portions at the lower edge of said side pieces being of shorter radius near the front crotch portions than at the lower edge thereof near the rear crotch portions, and a front piece positioned on the inner side at the front of said side pieces, diverging upwardly and connected with said crotch portions at its lower edge, the upper edge of said front piece terminating at the upper edges of said side pieces, and elastic means hemmed in the outer edges of said side pieces.

RUBIA L. MILLER.

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