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HOMESCIENCE
PAPER 2
(CLOTHING CONSTRUCTION)
(PRACTICAL)

INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES

  • This paper consists of 3 printed pages.
  • Candidates should check the question paper to ascertain that all the pages are printed as indicated and no questions are missing.
  • Candidate MUST use machine stitches appropriately in the construction of the garment. Hand stitches used INSTEAD of machine stitches will not be marked.
  • Hand stitches will only allowed for the making of hemming, tacking and loop stitches.

GIRL’S SKIRT

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

MATERIALS PROVIDED

  1. Pattern pieces
    1. Skirt back
    2. Upper skirt front
    3. Lower skirt front
    4. Waistband
    5. Pocket
  2. Plain lightweight cotton fabric 60cm long and 90cm wide.
  3. Sewing thread to match the fabric.
  4. One large envelope.

THE TEST
Using the materials provided, lay, cut and make the LEFT HALF of the SKIRT to show the following processes:

  1. Cutting out. (12mks)
  2. Making the dart at the back skirt. (6½mks)
  3. Preparing and attaching the pocket on the upper skirt front.
    (Do not turn the lower seam allowance of the pocket. Stitch pocket sides only.)
  4. Preparing knife pleats on the lower skirt front. (12mks)
  5. Joining the upper skirt front to the lower skirt front using an overlaid seam. Neaten one third of the overlaid seam using loop stitches. (12mks)
  6. Making the skirt side seam using an open seam. (12mks)
  7. Preparing and attaching the waistband. (Do not trim the seam allowance.)Top stitch the waistband edge. Hold the waistband in place using tacking stitches and finish half of the back piece using hemming stitches.(Do not remove the tacking stitches) (20mks)
  8. OMIT
    The management of the skirt hem.
  9. Overall presentation. (6½mks)

At the end of the examination, firmly sew onto your work, on a single fabric, a label bearing your name and index number. Remove the needle, pins and loose threads from your work. Fold your work neatly and place it in the envelope provided.

Do not put scraps of fabric in the envelope. Do not seal the envelope.

CONFIDENTIAL

The school should provide the following items:

  • Poplin light coloured fabric 60cm long and 90cm wide.
  • Matching sewing thread
  • Pressing tools.
  • Sewing machines
  • 2019 pattern

 

MARKING SCHEME

PRESENTATION MAX 
SCORE
REMARKS
(a)
(b)

(c)

(d)
Work well pressed (1) and folded(½)
Label (½) frimly sewn (1) without concealing details (½)
and on a single (½) fabric
Pins and needles (½) unnecessary tackling threads (½) and 
loose threads (½) removed
Made up for the left half(1)
1½
2 Â½

1½

1
 
     6½  
2 CUTTING OUT    
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
(e)
(f)
(g)
(h)
All six pieces cut out ( Â½ x 6)
Smooth cutting of upper skirt front (1) and on grain (½) 
Smooth cutting of skirt back(1) and on grain (½)
Smooth cutting of lower CF skirt front (1) and on grain (½)
Cutting of the W.B on grain (1 x 2)
Smooth cutting of W.B.C.F and on grain (½ x 2)
Smooth cutting of pocket (1) and on grain (½)
Smooth cutting of lower edges of skirt front (1½) and skirt back (1½)
 3
1½
1½
1½
2
1
1½
3
 
    15   
       
 3  WAIST DART    
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
(e)
(f)
Straight stitchery (1) and tapering to nothing (½)
Correct length (1)
Correct width (1)
Dart pressed towards C.B(1)
Dart flat on R.S(½) and on W.S(½)
Dart secured at the point (½)
1½
1
1
1
1
½
 
    6  
4 PATCH POCKET    

(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
(e)
(f)
(g)
(h)

Correct turning of pocket hem (1)
Hem finished(1)
Straight stitchery of pocket sides and close on fold (1 x 2)
Pocket reinforced at mouth ( Â½ x 2)
Pocket correct width (1)
Correct pocket length (1)
Pocket seam allowances well tucked under the overlaid seam (1)
Pocket flat (1)
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
 
    9  
5 KNIFE PLEATS    

(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
(if not, award 0)
Pleats pressed towards the side (½ x 3)
Correct number of pleats (1 x 3)
Pleats well pressed (1) and even (1) and flat (1) at the overlaid seam
Correct width of pleats 2cm (1 x 3)
1½
1½
3
3
3
 
    12  
6 OVERLAID SEAM    

(a)

(b)
(c)
(d)
(e)
(f)
(g)
(if not, award 0)
Upper skirt front placed on the seam (1) on R.S(1) of lower skirt with raw edges well
tucked under (1)
Straight stitchery (1) and close to fold(1)
Correct width trimmed seam (1) and even (½)
Upper skirt and lower skirt flash at the side seam (½) and C.F(½)
Loop stitches made on 1/3  of the seam(1)
Stitches even in length (1) and evenly (1) distributed
Stitches made on trimmed edge(1)

3

2
1½
1
1
2
1
 
    11½  
7 OPEN SEAM    

(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
(e)
(if not, award 0)
Straight stitchery (2)
Seam well neatened (1 x 2)
Correct width of seam (1 x 2)
Evenness of seam (1 x 2)
Seam pressed open (1) and flat(1) at the W.B

2
2
2
2
2
 
    10  
8 WAIST BAND    
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
(e)
(f)

(g)
(h)
(i)
(j)
(k)
(l)
Waistband edge made with straight stitchery (2) 
Seam evenly trimmed (1)
W.B well knife edge (1)
Centre back well finished  (½) with straight stitchery (½) and at pointed  corner (½)
W.B attached with straight (1) stitchery and edge top stitched (1) and seam not trimmed (1)
Raw edges well tucked under on W.S (1) and waistband held down with straight taking
stitches(1)
Half of the back W.B finished with hemming stitches (2) and tacking stitches not removed(½)
Evenness of the width of the W.B on R.S(1) and W.S(1)
Correct width of W.B 3cm(1)
Flatness of W.B W.S (½) and R.S(½)
Centre back seam allowance tunred (1) and flash(1)with CB of waist back
C.F of skirt with C.F of waist band (1)

2
1
1
1½
3
2

2½
2
1
1
2
1

 
    20  
TOTAL 90/2=45

 

 


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