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Instructions to Candidates

  • The paper consist of three pages
  • Candidates should check the question paper to ascertain that all pages are printed as indicated and that no questions are missing.


Questions

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

Materials provided.

  1.  Pattern pieces
    1. Dress Back
    2. Dress Front
    3. Front Yoke
    4. Sleeve
    5. Sleeve binding
    6. Back Facing
    7. Front Facing
  2. Plain lightweight cotton fabric 65cm long by 90cm wide.
  3. Sewing thread to match the fabric
  4. One large envelope.

THE TEST.

Using the material provided, cut out and make the RIGHT HALF of a child’s dress to show the following processes; -

  1. Cutting out (14 ½ marks)
  2. Attaching the front yoke to the dress front using an overlaid seam. Neaten half of the seam using overcasting stitches; (8 ½ marks)
  3. Join of the shoulder seam using an open seam (do not neaten) (4marks)
  4. Joining of the side seam using an open seam; (8marks)
  5. Preparing of the sleeves;
    1. Making an inverted pleat; (7marks)
    2. Joining the underarm seam using plain seam.( do not neaten) (6 ½ marks)
    3. Attaching the binding and holding it using slip hemming (slip hem half the binding); (9 ½ marks)
  6. Attaching of sleeve onto the garment (do not trim or neaten); (7marks)
  7. Attaching the facing on the neckline. (18 ½ marks)
  8. Presentation (6 ½ 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 needles, 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.

 

 

CONFIDENTIAL
The following materials will be provided by the school.

  •  A plain lightweight cotton fabric measuring 65cm long by 90cm wide.
  • Sewing thread to match the fabric.
  • One large envelope.
  • KCSE 2011 paper 2 pattern.

MARKING SCHEME

No  AREAS OF ASSESSMENT SCORE  REMARKS
 1.

 PRESENTATION

-Work well pressed (1) and folded ( ½)
-label ( ½) firmly fixed (1) without concealing details ( ½) and on a single fabric (½
-pins /Needles ( ½) unnecessary tacking threads ( ½ ) and loose threads
( ½ ) removed
-Made up for the right half.

.




.
1

   
  Sub total 6 ½    
 2

 CUTTING OUT

-All seven pieces cut out (7 x ½ )
-Smooth cutting of yoke C.F (i) and cut on straight grain (1) to within 3mm
-Smooth cutting of dress C.F (1) And cut on straight grain (1) to within 3 mm.
-Smooth cutting of dress CB (1) and cut on straight grain (1) to within 3mm.
-Front facing smoothly cut at the C.F( ½ and cut on straight grain( ½ )
-Back facing smoothly cut at the CB (½ ) and on grain( ½ )
-Smooth cutting of the dress lower edge front (1) and back (1)
-Sleeve binding cut on true bias.

.


2
2
2
1
1
2
1

   
  Sub total  14½    
 3

OVERLAID SEAM (if not overlaid award zero. (0).

-Yoke placed over dress on the R.S ( ½ ) with raw edge of overlap well tucked under ( ½ )
-Stitching line straight (1) and close to the fold ( ½)
-Correct width of neatened seam ( ½ ) cm to within 2mm (0.8 cm – 1.2cm) and even ( ½ )
-Overlaid seam turnings facing up ( ½ ) at the sleeve end.( ½ )
-Yoke and dress flashing at the C.F width 2m

.

1


1

1
1

   
  Sub total    
 4

OVERCASTING STITCHES (If not overcasting stitches award zero (0)

-Correct tension of the stitches
-Uniform length of stitches.
-Density of stitchery (remove ½ if double thread is used.)

.

1
1
1

   
  Sub total 3    
 5

SHOULDER SEAM (If not open seam award zero. (0)

-Seam joined with straight stitchery
-Seam pressed open (1) and flat at arm hole ( ½ ) and neckline ( ½ )
-Seam untrimmed ½ x 2

.

1
2
1

   
  Sub total 4    
 6

SIDE SEAM (If not open seam award zero) ( 0)

-Seam joined with straight stitchery
-Well neatened raw edges ( 1 x 2)
-Evenness of seam allowance (1cm)
-correct width to within (2mm 0.8 – 2cm) (1x2)
-Seam pressed open ( ½ x2) and flat at armhole ( ½ ) R.S and( ½ )W.S

.

1
2
1
2
2

   
  Sub total 8    
 7

 INVERTED pleat (if not inverted award zero (0)

-Both folds facing each other on RS (1) and meeting on R.S to within 2mm.(1)
-Correct width of pleat 2cm on R.S (1x2) to within 2mm (1.8cm – 2.2cm) at sleeve hem.
-Pleat firmly fixed at sleeve hem (1) and well pressed (1)
-Pleat flat at sleeve hem. (1)

.

2
2
2
1

   
  Sub total 7    
 8

UNDERARM SEAM( if not plain award zero)

-seam joined with straight stitchery(1)
-notches matching (1)
-evenness of seam allowance(1) and correct width(1)
-seam pressed towards the back( ½ ) and flat at armhole ( ½ x2) R.S and W.S, lower edge of sleeve ( ½ x2) R.S and W.S.

.

1
1
2


   
  Sub total  6½    
 9

SLEEVE

-Good hang(1)
-Gathers well distributed (1) at the crown (1)
-Under arm seam joined with straight stitchery. (1)
-Armhole seam made with smooth stitchery. (2)
-Notches matched at the armhole seam( ½ x 2)
-Binding joined before attaching.
-Binding attached using straight stitchery( 1)
-Binding seam and under arm seam ( ½ ) flashing to within 2mm
-Correct width of Binding ( 1)cm to within 2mm (0.8 – 1.2cm) and even in width (1)
-Underarm seam meeting side seam to within 2mm.
-Flatness of binding.

.

1
2
1
2
1
1
1
½
2
½

   
  Sub total 13    
 10

SLIP HEMMING (If not slip hemming award zero) (0)

-Raw edge well tucked under (1)
-stitches worked by picking from the stitching line. ( ½ )
-Correct tension ( 1)– If double thread award (½ )
-Slip hemming with pleat concealed into binding ( ½ )
-Neatness of stitchery ( ½)

.

1
½
1
½
½

   
  Sub total    
 11

FACING

-Facing correctly joined ( ½ )with a straight stitchery ( ½) (mark by impression) and trimmed ( 1mk)
-Facing attached to neckline with a smooth curve. ( 1x2mks)
-attaching seam evenly trimmed (1mk)and snipped (1mk)
-Quality of under stitching (1x 2) and knife edged. ( 1)
- facing seam and shoulder seam matching to within 2mm at the neckline ( ½ ) and shoulder line ( ½)
-Free edge of the facing well tucked under ( ½ x2) on R.S and held down with a smooth stitchery ( ½ X2) on the right side ( ½ )
-Finished facing even in width(1) and flat ( ½ x2)
-correct shape (1) and size (1) (superimpose pattern)to within 5mm
-CF of neck facing and center front of yoke flashing to within 2mm at neckline (½x2
-CB of neck facing and CB of dress flashing within 2mm at the neckline ( ½ x2)

.

2

2
2
3
1



2
2
1
1

   
  Sub total 18½    
  TOTAL 90/2 45  

 


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