KCSE 2012 Home Science Paper 2 with Marking Scheme

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A pattern of a girl's dress is provided. You are advised to study the sketches, instructions and layout carefully before you begin the test.

Materials provided

  1. Pattern pieces
    1. Bodice front
    2. Bodice back
    3. Skirt front 
    4. Skirt back
    5. Sleeve Collar
    6. Cut out a crossway strip measuring 18 cm long by 4cm wide.
  2. Plain light weight cotton fabric 70 cm long by 90 cm wide.
  3. Cotton sewing thread to match the fabric.
  4. One large envelope.

THE TEST

Using the materials provided, cut out and make the LEFT SIDE of the girl's dress to show the following processes:

  1. making of the dart at the front bodice;
  2. making of a shoulder seam using a double stitched seam;
  3. making of the side seam on bodice and skirt using an open seam;
  4. attaching of the bodice pieces to the skirt pieces using a plain seam and neatening half of the back seam using loop stitches.;
  5. preparation of the collar.;
  6. attaching of the collar using a crossway strip;
  7. making of an underarm seam using an open seam;
  8. preparation and attachment of the sleeve. Do not trim or neaten the seam allowance.

OMIT

The management of the lower hem of the skirt and the sleeve.

                             KCSE 2012 HS PP2 Q1



MARKING SCHEME

   ACTIVITY   Score   Maximum score 
 1.   PRESENTATION     
 (a)
 (b)

 (c)
 
 (d) 
 Work well pressed (1) and folded (½) 
 Label (1) firmly stitched (1) without concealing details (½) and on a single fabric   (½)
 Pins/needles (½) and unnecessary tacking threads (½) and loose
 threads (½) removed
 Made up for the LEFT side

  1½
  2½

  1½
 
   1

       6½    
 2. CUTTING OUT    
 (a)
 (b)
 (c)
 (d)
 (e)
 (f)
 (g)
 (h)
 (i)

All eight pieces (½ x 8) cut out
Smooth cutting of the C.F of bodice (1) and cut on straight grain to within 3 mm (1) Smooth cutting of the C.B of bodice (1) and cut on straight grain to within 3 mm (1) Smooth cutting of C.F of skirt
Smooth cutting of C.B of skirt 
Smooth cutting of the dress lower edge front (1) and back(1)
Smooth cutting of the sleeve edge
Crossway strip cut on true bias
Dress skirt cut on true bias front (½) and back (½)

 4
 2
 2
 1
 1
 2
 1
 1
 1
    15
 3.  DART    
 (a)
 (b)
 (c)
 (d)
 (e)
 (f)
Straight stitchery (1) of dart and tapering to nothing (½)
Stitchery fastened at the point
Correct length of the dart 7.5 cm to within 2 mm (7.3 cm - 7.7 cm)
Correct width of dart 1.5 cm to within 2 mm (1.3 cm - 1.7 cm)
Pressed towards C.B
Flatness of dart on W.S (12) and R.S
  1½
  ½
  1 
  1
  1
  1
   6
  4. SHOULDER SEAM - DOUBLE STITCHED (If not double stitched award zero (0))    
 (a)
 (b)
 (c)
 (d)
 (e)
 (f)
First row of stitchery made with straight stitches
Raw edges well tucked under
Second line of stitchery made with straight stitches
Evenness of seam (1) and correct size 0.6 cm to within 2 mm (1) (0.4 cm -0.8 cm) Flatness of seam on R.S (1) and on W. S (1)
Fell facing back of dress

  1 
  1
  1
  2
  2
  1

   8
 5.  SIDE SEAMS - OPEN SEAM (If not open seam award zero (0))    
 
 (a)
 (b)
 (c)
 (d)
 (e)

 (a)
 (b)
 (c)
 (d)
 (e)

BODICE
Joined with straight stitchery 
Raw edges well neatened (1 x 2)
Evenness of seam allowance
Correct size of seam allowance 1cm to within 2 mm (0.8 - 1.2cm)
Seam pressed open and flat at the arm hole (1) and waist (1)
SKIRT
Joined with straight stitchery 
Raw edges well neatened (1x2) 
Evenness of seam allowance
Correct size of seam allowance (1 cm to within 2 mm (0.8-1.2 cm)
Seam pressed open and flat at the waist

 1
 2
 1
 1
 2

 1
 2
 1
 1
 1
    13
 6. WAIST SEAM - PLAIN SEAM     
 (a)
 (b)
 (c)
 (d)

 (e)
 (f)

Joined with straight stitchery
Seam evenly trimmed (1) and correct size (1) 1 cm to within 2 mm (0,8-1.2 cm) Loop stitches (1) made on half back (1) 
Quality of loop stitches i.e. evenly distributed (½) correct tension (½) even length (½) and worked using single thread (½)
Side seams meeting to within 2 mm
C.B of bodice and C.B of skirt flash (2)
C.F of bodice and C.F of skirt flash (12)

  2
  2
  2
  2
  1

  1

   10
 7.  COLLAR     
 (a)
 (b)
 (c)
 (d)
 (e)
 (f)
 (g
 (h)
 (i)
 
 (j)
 (k)
 (l)
 
 
Smooth stitchery of outer edge of collar (mark by impression)
Collar seam trimmed (1) and snipped (1)
Well knife-edged collar
Collar attached by sandwiching in the dress and crossway strip
Quality of attaching stitchery (mark by impression on R.S) (1)
Attaching seam trimmed (1) and snipped (1)
Crossway strip held down with straight stitchery (1) and well tucked under (1)  Evenness of the crossway strip
Correct positioning of collar i.e. C.F of collar flash with C.F of bodice (1) and C. B of collar 1.5 cm from cutting edge (1)
Correct size (1) to within 5mm and correct shape (1) (superimpose pattem)
Collar lying flat on dress front (½) and dress back (½) 
C.F of crossway strip and C.F of bodice flash (½) and C. B of cross way strip and C.B of bodice flash (½)

  1
  2 
  1 
  1
  1 
  2 
  2
  1
  2   
    
  2
  1
  1


     17
 8.  UNDERARM SEAM - OPEN SEAM    
 (a)
 (b)
 (c)
 (d)
 
 (e)

Joined with straight stitchery
Raw edges well neatened (1 x 2)
Evenness of seam allowance
Correct size of seam allowance   
1cm to within 2 mm (0.8 cm - 1.2 cm)
Seam pressed open and flat at the armhole 

 1
 2 
 1 
 1 
 
 1
   6
 9.  SLEEVE    
 (a)
 (b)
 (c)
 (d)
 (e)
 (f)

Good hang
Gathers (1) evenly distributed (1) at the crown (½)
Armhole made with straight stitchery
Armhole scam neither trimmed (½) nor neatened (½)
Correct position ie front notches (½) and back notches (½) matching
Underarm seam and side seam matching to within 2mm 

 1
 2½
 2
 1
 1
 1
   8½
  TOTAL         90÷2  45  

 


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