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INSTRUCTIONS

  • A pattern of a pair of shorts is provided.
  • You are advised to study the sketches, instructions, and the layout carefully before you begin the test

Materials Provided

  1. Pattern pieces
    1. Short front
    2. Short back
    3. Motif
    4. Waist band
  2. Plain light weight cotton fabric 50cm long by 90cm wide.
  3. Cotton sewing thread to match the fabric.
  4. Embroidery thread 125 cm long.
  5. One button 1.3 cm with two holes.
  6. One large envelope.

THE TEST
Using the materials provided, cut out and make the LEFT LEG of the shorts to show the following processes:

  1. Cutting of the pattern pieces. (13 ½marks)
  2. Making of the back dart. (7 ½ marks)
  3. Placement of the motif using satin stitches. (14 marks)
  4. Working on the side seam using an open seam. (12 marks)
  5. Working of the inner leg seam using a French seam. (10 ½ marks)
  6.  Preparing and attaching the waistband. (14 marks)
  7. Fixing the button. (5 ½ marks)
  8. Managing half of the slip hemming stitches (include both seams). (6 marks)
  9. Presentation of the work. (7 marks)

At the end of the examination, firmly sew on your work, on a single fabric, a label bearing your name and index number. Remove the needle and pins from your work, then fold your work neatly and place it in the envelope provided. Do not put scraps of fabric in the envelope.
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Marking Scheme

  PROCESS MAX
SCORE
SCORE REMARKS
PRESENTATION      
a
b
c
d
- Work well pressed (1) and folded (1/2)
- Label (1) well fixed (1/2) on a single layer of fabric (1/2) without concealing details (1/2)
- Pins (1/2) needles (1/2) unnecessary tacking (1/2) and hanging threads (1/2) removed.
- Made for the left half (1) 
11/2
21/2
2
1
   
Sub – Total 7    
2 CUTTING OUT      
a
b
c
d
- All the 5 pieces cut out (21/2)
- Smooth cutting of the skirt CF (2) and short front cut on grain (2)
- Smooth cutting of the skirt CB (2) and short back cut on grain (2)
- Smooth cutting of waistband CB (1) and on grain (2)
21/2
4
4
3
   
Sub – Total  131/2    
3 MAKING OF THE BACK DART      
a
b
c

d
e
- Dart made by straight stitchery (1) tapering (1/2) to a point (1/2) on the fold line
- Dart secured at the end (1/2)
- Correct length of the dart 6cm to within 2mm (5.8cm – 6.2cm) (1) and correct width of dart 0.8cm to within 2mm (0.6cm – 1.00cm) (1)
- Dart flat on WS (1) and RS (1)
- Dart pressed towards CB (1)
2
1/2

2
2
1
   
Sub – Total  7 (1/2)    
5 PLACING OF THE MOTIF ON THE SHORT      
a
b
c
d
e
f
g
- Motif correctly positioned on the pocket (1).
- Raw edges fully enclosed (2)
- Good stitchery on the edge (2)
- Lies flat (1) and neatly finished (1)
- Use of satin stitch (2) if not satin stitches award zero.
- Neat (1) even (2) stitches correct spacing (2)
- Correctly secure stitches (1).
1
2
2
2
2
5
1
   
Sub Total 14    
6 WORKING OF THE SIDE SEAM USING AN OPEN SEAM      

a
b
c
d
e
f
(Award zero if not open seam)
- Seam joined with straight stitchery (2)
- Seam neatened (1) well with straight stitchery (2)
- Correct size of the seam 1cm to within 2mm (0.8cm – 1.2cm) (1)
- Evenness of the seam (1)
- Seam open (1) and flat at the waistband (1) and hem (1)
- Seam flat on RS (1) and WS (1)

2
3
1
1
3
2
   
Sub – Total 12    
7 MAKING INNER LEG SEAM USING FRENCH SEAM      

a
b
c
d
e
f
- (Award zero if not French seam)
- First row made with straight stitchery (1)
- Second row made with straight stitchery (2) and raw edges concealed (2)
- Correct size of the seam 6mm to within 2mm (4mm – 8mm) (1)
- Evenness of the seam (2)
- Seam well knife edged (2)
- Seam pressed (1/2) and turned to the back (1) of the garment

1
3
1
2
2
2
   
Sub – Total 10 1/2    
8 PREPARATION AND ATTACHING OF THE WAISTBAND      
a
b
c
d
e
f
- Waistband joined with straight stitchery (1)
- Seam trimmed (1) knife edged (2) and waistband pointed at the corner (1)
- Waistband joined with straight stitchery (1) seam trimmed (1)
- The underside well tucked under (1) and hemmed (1) with stitches not showing on the RS (1)
- Flatness of the waistband RS (1) WS (1)
- Correct size of the waistband 3.5cm to within 5mm (3cm – 4cm) (2)
1
4
2
3
2
2
   
Sub – Total  14    
9 FIXING A BUTTON      
a
b
c
d
e
- Neat stitches used to fix the button (1)
- Stitches finished on the wrong side with button hole stitches (1)
- Button fixed on double fabric (1/2)
- Shank present (1) , good quality (1)
- Stitches neatly fastened off (1)
1
1
1/2
2
1
   
Sub – Total  5 ½    
10 MANAGING HALF OF THE LOWER HEM WITH SLIP HEMMING      

a
b
c
d
e
f
g
- (Award zero if not slip hemming from (a – d)
- Uniformity of stitches in length (1)
- Correct tension (1)
- Stitches not visible on RS (1)
- Stitches secured at both ends (1)
- Flatness of the hem (1/2)
- Evenness of the hem (1/2)
- Correct size of the hem 3cm to within 5mm (2.5cm – 3.5cm) (1)

1
1
1
1
1/2
1/2
1
   
Sub – Total 6    
Total 6    
To get final score divide by 2 (90 ÷ 2)

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