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May 12, 1925.
M. Q. KEPLINGER TRAVEL ROBE AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME Filed Oct. '25, 1922 I Z/vvE/vfag' ErrXi Patented May 12, 1 925.
MARTHA Q. KEPLINGER, OF SAN FRANCISCO. CALIFORNIA.
TRAVEL ROBE AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME.
Application filed October 25, 1922. Serial No. 596,785.
'1 '0 all, whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, MARTHA Q. Ker- LINGER, a citizen of the United States, residing at San Francisco, in the county of San Francisco and State of California, have illvented certain new and useful Improvements in Travel Robes and Methods of Making Same, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to garments, and
more particularly to robes for traveling, and
One of the objects of my improvement is the provision of a simple and etlicient robe or garment for covering the entire head and body of a person. i
A further object'is the provision of a garmout of the character mentioned which can be formed economically.
A further object is the provision of a garment ofthe character mentioned which can be out without waste of goods.
A further object is the provision of a garment of the character mentioned having a hood attachment which can be used or not used, as desired.
A still further object is the method of simply and economically cutting and forming a garment.
Other objects will appear hereinafter.
An embodiment of my invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawing, forming a part of this specification, and in .which- Fig. 1 is a view of a garment embodying my invention in use;
Fig. 2 is a front view of the garment when disposed flat;
Fig. 3 is a plan View of a piece of goods used in making a garment; and
Fig. 4 shows the garment folded up into the cap or hood for storing.
My improved garment is particularly adaptable for use of ladies when traveling on railway trains, and the like. It may be worn over the mghtdress in passing from the berth to the dressing-room so that it covers the entire person without requiring the dressing in a berth. The garment is preferably made of a thin material which will not wrinkle or soil easily so that it can be folded into a small space.
Referring more particularly to the drawing, a piece of goods, such as indicated in parts of the garment.
Fig. 3, is taken and cut oil on line 5, cutting oil a piece long enough to make the front The'part cut oil. is then split or bise: ted on line (3 provid ing two parts 7 and 8 of substantially the same size. The other end portion 9 of they goods is of suliicieut length to form the back and hood of the garment. .l longitudinal edges of parts 7 and 8 are stitched as at'10 in Fig. 2 to longitudinal edges of the piece, of goods 9. The scam, 1() is omitted for a short distance adjacent the tops of pieces 7 and 8 so as to provide arm hole openings 11.
The part of the piece of goods 5) forming the cap is folded on lines 12 in Fig. 3 providing triangular portions 13 and 11 which are stitched along their edges 15 for a part of the length of said edges, as clearly indicated in Fig. 2. The parts of the edges 15 not sewed together partially provide an opening for the face of the wearer.
The top edges of the parts 7 and 8 and the bottom edges of parts 13 and 14 are stitched partially across the adjacent edges with the stitching extending through the back part 9, the stitches extending from points 16 to the tops of arm holes 11. This provides an opening for the neck of the wearer, as clearly indicated in Fig. 1. The edges 15 of parts 13 and 14, also the top edges of parts 7 and 8, and the bottom edges of parts 13 and 14;, as viewed in Fig. 2, are
provided with braids 17 to give them a finadjacent corners of parts'7 and Sproviding' loops 19 and 20. The part 7 has a button 21 at its top, and the part 8 a button 22 at its top. The arrangement is such that loop 19 may be buttoned over button 22, and loop 20 buttoned over button 21. This gives a double-breasted effect to the garn'ient and draws in the parts around the shoulders so as to make it fit around the neck. A loop 23 may be provided on an edge of one of sides 7 and 8, such as indicated on side 7 in Fig. 2, adapted to button over a button 24. at the bottom of the arm hole adjacent part 8. This is clearly indicated in Fig. 1 and further gives the garment a double-breasted effect and serves as a means for insuring that the garment will not blow open or come open in use. i
It will be apparent that the garment may be used as indicated in Fig. 1, or, the wearer may push the hood back over her head letting it fall back on her shoulders. The hood therefore will not be used and in this position gives a kind of trimming effect to the garment in the back. Vhen not in use the whole garment may he rolled up or folded and placed within the cap or hood, as indicated in Fig. 4. \Vhen in this condition the garment takes up very little space and can be easily placed in a traveling bag, or the like.
It is desired that the material be of a color and composition so that it will be effective in use and take up small space when folded together. I find that crepe de chine is a suitable material for this garment and may be of a dark color.
It will be apparent that in the construction of my improved garment no pieces are cut away and that there is no waste of the goods in making the garment.
Obviously those skilled in the art may make various changes in the details and arrangements of parts without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as defined by the claims hereto appended and I wish therefore not to be restricted to the precise construction herein disclosed.
Having thus fully disclosed an embodiment of my invention, what I desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States 1s:
1. A travel robe comprising a body covering and a head covering, the head covering comprising a substantially rectangular portion of cloth extending from the body covering and having triangular corners folded over on the central portion and stitched toggther along a part only of the adjacent e ges.
2. A travel robe comprising a body covering having front and back portions with parts only of the top edges of the front stitched to adjacentportions of the back leaving a neck opening between the front and back portions, and a head covering made up of a substantially rectangular portion of cloth with triangular corner portions folded over on the central portion and stitched along parts of its edges providing aface opening in said head covering.
3. A travel robe comprising a back portion, front portions, and a hood portion with parts of the edges of the front portions, back portion and hood portion stitched together, and other parts of said edges left free to provide neck and face openings for the garment, said hood portions having corners folded forwardly and downwardly to form depending flaps in position to close over the face of the wearer.
4. A travel robe comprising a baclfiportion, front portions stitched to longitudinal edges of the back portion, a hood portion formed integrally with the back portion and having triangular corner portions folded on the central part of the hood portion with stitches securing the meeting edges of the hood portion for a part of the way only from the top downwardly and stitches securing the front portions and back portions together, the lower front edges of said corner portion being left unsecured to provide face and neck openings for the garment.
5. A travel robe comprising a substantially rectangular back portion, two substantially rectangular front portions attached to the back portion, buttons and loops on the front portions adapted to hold the latter in overlapped double-breasted style, and a triangular hood portion of a double thickness of goods attached to the front and back portions with the forward and lower portions of the edges of said hood portion left unsecured to provide face and neck openings for thegarment.
6. The method of cutting and forming a travel robe comprising cutting a piece of goods laterally, then bisecting "one of the resulting pieces longitudinally, then stitching the two portions resulting from such bisection to the longitudinal edges of the other piece of cloth, then folding triangular end portions of the last-mentioned piece of cloth over on the central portion of the latter and stitching parts of the adjacent edges of the aforementioned parts and leaving certain other parts of the edges of all of the aforementioned parts separated so as to provide neck and face openings for the garment.
7. A travel robe comprising a substantially rectangular oblong portion of cloth forming the back of the robe, flaps secured at each side of said back portion arranged to fold across one another at the front of the wearer, and a flap extending upwardly from said back portion, the upper outer corners of said flap being folded inwardly and downwardly to meet centrally of said flap, the meeting edges of said corners being secured together for a portion of their length only leaving the extremities of said folded corners free to provide flaps in position to be secured about the face of the wearer for protection or to be left open to expose the face."
In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification on this 21st day of October, A. D. 1922.
MARTHA Q. KEPLIN GER.