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MATERIALS PROVIDED
  1. Pattern pieces
    1.  - SKIRT
    2. - FRONT BODICE
    3. - BACK BODICE
    4. - SLEEVE
    5. - MID-RIFF
    6. - BACK NECK FACING
  2. Plain light weight cotton fabric 61 cm by 90 cm.
  3. Sewing thread to match the fabric.
  4. 1 large envelope.
THE TEST
Using the materials provided, cut out and make up the LEFT HALF of the girl’s dress to show the following.
  1. Cutting out. (151/2 marks)         
  2. Making of the inverted pleat at the front bodice (3 marks)
  3. working the shoulder seam using double stitched seam (51/2 marks)
  4. Working the side seam of the bodices using open seam (4 marks)
  5. Joining front and back neck facing and neatening the free edge (61/2 marks)
  6. Using the joined facing to neaten the front and the neckline   (4 marks)
  7. Making gathers on the skirt (3 marks)
  8. Joining the bodices to the skirt using the mid-riff and hold it in place using even tacking stitches (12 marks)
  9. Preparation and attachment of the sleeve to include:
    1. Management of fullness at the crown (21/2marks)
    2. Making of the underarm seam using open seam (5 marks)
    3. Attaching the sleeve to the armhole; do not trim and do not neaten (7 marks)
    4. Managing the lower edge of the sleeve and hold using hemming stitches (51/2 marks)
  10. Working the buttonhole on the front bodice (7 marks)
  11. Finishing the lower edge of the dress using solid hem and hold it using machine stitches (4 marks)
  12. Presentation.   (51/2 marks)
NOTE:
At the end of the test, firmly sew on to your work on a single fabric a label bearing your name and admission number.  Remove needles and pins from work.  Then fold your work carefully and place it in the envelope.  DO NOT PUT SCRAPS OF MATERIALS IN THE ENVELOPE. 
 

Marking Scheme

 
 1  PRESENTATION  MAX. SCORE  ACTUAL SCORE  REMARKS
  a. Work well pressed and folded
b. Label clearly written name, Adm, Class.
c. Label stitched on a single fabric without concealing details
d. Unnecessary hanging threads, tacking and pins removed
e. Made up the left half
 1

1

½
   
  Sub total  5½    
 2  Cutting out and Graining      
  a. All seven pieces cut out
b. Smooth cutting of the skirt (front and back) and on straight on CB and CF
c. Smooth cutting of back bodice and on straight grain at CB
d. Smooth cutting of the two mid-riffs and on straight grain at the CB and CF
e. Smooth cutting of the back neck facing and on straight grain at CB

4
2
4
2
   
  Sub total  15½    
 3  INVERTED PLEAT      
  a. The two knife pleats folded facing each other at the Centre line.
b. Correct size of each knife pleat (1cm)
c. Well pressed and flat
1
1
1
   
Sub total 3    
4 SHOULDER SEAM (DOUBLE STICHED SEAM)      
  a. 1st line done with firm and straight stitchery
b. Raw edge neatly tucked in to conceal raw edge
c. 2nd line done with firm and straight stitches and close to the fold
d. Correct size of complete seam (0.6cm to within 2mm)
e. Evenness of the seam
f. Seam folded to the back
g. Seam flat on W.S and R.S
1
½

½
½
½
1
   
Sub total    
5 SIDE SEAM (OPEN SEAM) If not give zero      
  a. Straight and firm stitchery
b. Seam neatened
c. Correct size of the neatened seam turnings 1cm to within 2mm
d. Neatened Seam turnings even throughout the length
e. Seam pressed open and flat at the mid-riff and at the armhole
1
½
1
½
1

   
Sub total 4    
6 FRONT AND BACK NECK FACING      
  a. Facings joined with straight and firm stitchery
b. Seam turnings trimmed to 1cm
c. Seam pressed open and flat at neckline and edge
d. Raw edge of the facings neatened by edge stitching
e. Correct allowance of turning 0.5cm
f. Neatening stitchery firm, continuous, smoothly curved at the back and straight at the front.
1
1
1
1
½
2
   
Sub total    
7 NEATENING THE NECKLINE      
  a. Stitchery firm, smoothly curved at the neckline
b. Seam turnings trimmed to 0.5cm at the neck line
c. Seam turning sniped at the neckline
d. Seam well knife edged at the neckline
1
1
1
1
   
Sub total 4    
8 GATHERS AT THE SKIRT      
  a. Gathers made on the expected part of the skirt
b. Forming gathers and not pleats.
c. Gathers evenly distributed.
d. Gathering stitches removed
½
1
1
½
   
9 JOINING BODICES TO SKIRT USING MID-RIFF 3    
  a. Bodices joined to the mid-riff with firm and straight stitchery
b. Seam turnings trimmed to 1cm
c. Skirt joined to the mid-riff with firm and straight stitchery
d. Seam turnings trimmed to 1cm
e. Raw edges completely tucked under, trimmed to 0.5cm
f. held in place using even tacking stiches (if not give zero from(f-i)
g. Good tension
h. Evenness of the stitches
i. Fastened off and on
j. Flatness of the attached mid-riff on RS and WS
k. Correct size of the attached mid-riff
l. Mid-riff flashing at the CB and CF
m. Open seam matching with marked side seam for both mid-riff and skirt
1
1
1
1

½
½
½
1
1
½
1
   
Sub total 12    
10  PREPARATION AND ATTACHMENT OT THE SLEEVE 20    
  MANAGEMENT OF FULLNESS      
  a. Gathers made on the expected part of the sleeve
b. Forming gathers and not pleats.
c. Gathers evenly distributed.
d. Gathering stitches removed
½
½
1
½
   
Sub total    
  A. UNDERARM SEAM [open seam]      
  a. Straight and firm stitchery
b. Seam neatened
c. Correct size of the neatened seam turnings 1cm to within 2mm
d. Neatened seam turnings even throughout the length
e. Seam pressed open and flat at sleeve hem and at the armhole
1
½
1
1
   
  B. ATTACHMENT OF THE SLEEVE 5    
  a. Sleeve attached with firm and straight stitchery
b. Raw edges and notches matching
c. Front sleeve joined to the front bodice and vice versa
d. Seam not trimmed and not neatened
e. Correct size of the seam allowance and even around the sleeve
f. Underarm and side seam meeting at the armhole to within 2mm
g. Good hang of the sleeve
1
1
2
1
1
½
½
   
Sub total 7    
  C. HEM MANAGEMENT AT THE SLEEVE      
  Raw edges completely enclosed by folding 0.5cm and 2nd fold on the fold line
Hem held using hemming stiches (if not give zero from(c-e)
Good tension of the stitches
Evenness of the stitches
Fastened off and on
Hem flat and even in width
Correct size of the hem

½
½
½
1
1
½
   
Sub total    
11 BUTTONHOLE      
  Button hole worked by buttonhole stitches and not loop stitches. If not give zero from (b-f)
Correct tension
Neatly and evenly worked
Straining end of buttonhole rounded and the other end squared
Stitches done on double layer of fabric
Stitches reinforced on and off.
Correct size and position of the button hole
General impression of button hole.
½
½
1
2
½
1
1
½
   
Sub total 7    
12 HEM MANAGEMENT ON THE LOWER EDGE OF DRESS (SOLID HEM)      
  Raw edges completely enclosed by double equal fold on the garment
Hem held using machine stitches
Hem flat and even in width
Correct size (1.5 cm to within 2mm)
2
½
1
½
   
Sub total 4    
GRAND TOTAL 90/2 = 45 X/2  
 
 

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