Title:
JOYWRAP
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
The present invention relates to a light weight garment that is intended to be used as a layer of protection. The present invention can be used anytime a light weight jacket may be needed; for example, a person reading in bed, a college student studying in a cold dorm room, a traveler requiring extra warmth on an airplane or an elder needing comfort.



Inventors:
Martin, Joyce (Lynnwood, WA, US)
Application Number:
12/165844
Publication Date:
01/15/2009
Filing Date:
07/01/2008
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
2/108, 2/243.1, 112/475.09
International Classes:
A41D1/02; A41D27/00; D05B23/00
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Primary Examiner:
QUINN, RICHALE LEE
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Priya Sinha Cloutier (Seattle, WA, US)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. A light weight garment: a. comprising high quality fleece, faux fur, or other novelty fabric b. having a front side and a back side, where the front side and back side are interchangeable c. a seam extending from each wrist toward the body of the garment, whereby forming sleeves; the length of the sleeve seams is such that the garment is held in place but allows a wide “one size fits all” opening on the bottom edge;

2. a method of manufacture to make the garment of claim 1 comprises: constructing a pattern, conforming fabric of claim 1 to the shape of the pattern, and sewing the fabric of claim 1 to create the sleeves;

3. constructing the pattern of claim 2 comprises: a. laying flat a piece of pattern material which is at last 60 inches along the x-axis and at least 15 inches along the y-axis; b. marking point TC, where point TC is determined by measuring equidistant from both point A and point B, as shown in FIG. 2a; c. marking points L and R, as shown in FIG. 2a, where L and R are marked by measuring out at least 5 inches to the left and right of point TC, respectively; d. marking point O, a shown in FIG. 2a, where O is marked by measuring ¾ inch down from point TC; e. points L, R, and O are joined to create curve LRO to form a cutting line as shown in FIG. 2a; f. mark a point BC, as shown in FIG. 2b, where BC is located at point equidistance from the left and right sides of the fabric material along the x-axis; g. mark a point LE, as shown in FIG. 2b, where point LE is determined by measuring from the left most corner of the pattern material, shown on FIG. 2b as point LT, down at least 6 inches; h. mark point RE, as shown on FIG. 2b, where point RE is determined by measuring from the right most corner, shown in FIG. 2c as RT, down at least 6 inches; i. mark a curve LE/RE to BC and a mirror image curve from RE/LE to BC, shown in FIG. 2b;

4. conforming the fabric of claim 1 to the pattern of claim 3 comprises laying the pattern upon a piece of fabric which is the total width of the fabric as it comes off a bolt, approximately 60 inches along the x-axis and 30 inches along the y-axis, folded along the x-axis, wrong sides together; and cutting the fabric to confirm to the pattern material.

5. sewing the fabric to create the sleeves comprises: marking points LE, BC and RE on the cut fabric; on the bottom edge of the cut fabric, measuring at least 12 inches, from points LE and RE towards BC and marking points LM and RM, as shown on FIG. 2b; sewing the two halves of the fabric together starting at LE/RE and ending at LM/RM, as shown on FIG. 2e.

Description:

CROSS-REFERENCES TO RELATED APPLICATIONS

This application claims priority to Provisional Application No. 60/948,735 filed on Jul. 10, 2007. Provisional Application No. 60/948,735 is herein incorporated by reference in its entirety.

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STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT

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INCORPORATION-BY-REFERENCE OF MATERIAL SUBMITTED ON A COMPACT DISC

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BACKGROUND

The present invention relates to a light weight garment, the JoyWrap, that is intended to be used as a layer of protection. The present invention can be used anytime a light weight jacket may be needed; for example, a person reading in bed, a college student studying in a cold dorm room, a traveler requiring extra warmth on an airplane or an elder needing comfort.

BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The present invention relates to a garment and a method to make that garment. The garment provides a high degree of comfort while also providing the user an extra layer of protection against the cold.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE SEVERAL VIEWS OF THE DRAWINGS

Other features and advantages of the present invention will become apparent in the following detailed descriptions of the preferred embodiment with reference to the accompanying drawings, of which:

FIG. 1 is an elevation view of the JoyWrap;

FIG. 2 is an elevation view of the pattern material;

FIG. 2a is an elevation view of a neck opening measured out on the pattern material;

FIG. 2b is an elevation view of sleeves being measured out on the pattern material;

FIG. 2c is an elevation view of the fabric being folded;

FIG. 2d is an elevation view of the completed pattern placed on fabric;

FIG. 2e is an elevation view of the cut out fabric.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

The present invention is described more fully hereinafter with reference to the accompanying drawings, in which preferred embodiments of the invention are shown. This invention may, however, be embodied in many different forms and should not be construed as limited to the embodiments set for herein; rather, these embodiments are provided so that this disclosure will be thorough and complete and will fully convey the scope of the invention to those skilled in the art.

The present invention relates to a garment, the JoyWrap, and a method to create the JoyWrap. The JoyWrap provides a high degree of comfort while also providing the user an extra layer of protection against the cold.

Description of the JoyWrap. Referring to FIG. 1, The JoyWrap, shown as 10, has a neck opening 20 in the center of the garment. Consequently, the garment has an equal amount of fabric in the front and back of the neck removing the necessity of determining which side is the front before putting it on. That is, the front side and back side of the garment are interchangeable.

The JoyWrap has no fasteners which the user will be required to manipulate. The JoyWrap has a seam 30 extending from each wrist toward the body of the garment, thereby forming sleeves 40. The length of the sleeve seam is such that the garment is held in place but allows a wide “one size fits all” opening on the bottom edge. In the preferred embodiment the JoyWrap is made from fleece. However, the JoyWrap can also be made from faux fur and other novelty fabrics.

Method to Manufacture the JoyWrap. The method to manufacture the JoyWrap comprises constructing a pattern, conforming the fabric of choice to the shape of the pattern, and sewing the fabric to create the sleeves.

Using pattern material, construct a neck 20 and sleeves 40. The pattern material is at least 60 inches along the x-axis and at least 15 inches along the y-axis, as shown in FIG. 2.

The neck 20 is made by creating an opening. To create the opening, four points must be determined and marked on the top edge of the pattern material. The first point to be marked is point TC, shown in FIG. 2a. Point TC is determined by measuring equidistant from both point A and point B, shown in FIG. 2a. The second and third points on the opening are marked by measuring out at least 5 inches to the left and right of point TC, respectively shown as L and R on FIG. 2a. A final point for the neck opening is marked by measuring ¾ inch down from point TC; this position is shown as O on FIG. 2a. Points L, R, and O are joined to form curve LRO as shown in FIG. 2a. A cut is made along curve LRO for the neck opening.

The method to make the sleeves 40 comprises determining the width of the sleeves. The width of the sleeves is determined by marking a point BC, as shown in FIG. 2b. BC is located at point equidistance from the left and right sides of the pattern material along the x-axis. The width of the left sleeve is determined by measuring from the left most corner of the pattern material, shown on FIG. 2b as LT, down at least 6 inches and marking a point LE, as shown on FIG. 2b. The width of the right sleeve is determined by measuring from the right most corner, shown in FIG. 2b as RT, down at least 6 inches and marking a point RE as shown on FIG. 2b. A curve is cut from LE/RE to BC and a mirror image curve is cut from curve RE/LE to BC, as shown in FIG. 2b. A completed pattern is shown in FIG. 2d.

To construct the JoyWrap conform the fabric of choice to the pattern. The fabric is the total width of the fabric as it comes off the bolt, approximately 60 inches along the x-axis and 30 inches along the y-axis. The fabric is folded along the x-axis wrong side together and the folded edge becomes the top edge. The pattern is laid on the fabric and the form of the JoyWrap is cut out.

On the bottom edge of the cut out fabric, measure at least 12 inches from points LE and RE towards BC and mark that point as LM and RM, as shown on FIG. 2b. Sew the two halves of the fabric together starting at LE/RE and ending at LM/RM, as shown on FIG. 2e.