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(CLOTHING CONSTRUCTION)
(PRACTICAL)
2½HRS

Instructions to candidates

  • Candidates should check the question paper to ascertain that all the pages are printed.


QUESTIONS

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

MATERIAL PROVIDED

  1. Pattern pieces
    1. Dress front
    2. Dress back
    3. Sleeve
    4. Sleeve binding and ties
    5. Sleeve opening facing
    6. Front neck facing
    7. Back neck facing
  2. Plain light weight cotton fabric 70cm long by 90cm wide.
  3. Sewing thread to match fabric.

THE TEST
Using the materials provided, cut out and make up the RIGHT HALF of the child’s dress to show the following processes:

  1. Cutting out (15mks)
  2. Making of the shoulder seam using double stitched seam. (8mks)
  3. The joining of the side with open seam. (7mks)
  4. The preparation of a faced sleeve opening. (9mks)
  5. Making of the under arm seam using French seam. (8mks)
  6. The binding of the lower edge of the sleeve and preparation of the tie ends. (10mks)
  7. The preparation and attachment of the sleeve. DO NOT TRIM OR NEATEN THE ARMHOLE SEAM ALLOWANCE. (8mks)
  8. The preparation and attachment of neck facings. (12½mks)
  9. Edge stitching at the hem ready for hemming. (6mks)
  10. 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 needles, pin 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.



MARKING SCHEME

  1. PRESENTATION
    1. Work well pressed (1)and folded (1/2)
    2. Label (½)firmly fixed (1) without concealing details (½)on a single fabric (1/2)
    3. Pins/needles (½) and unnecessary tacking threads (½) and loose threads (½) removed
    4. Made up for the right half (1)
  2. CUTTING OUT
    1. All seven pieces cut out (½×7)
    2. Smooth cutting of dress front (1) and on grain (2)
    3. Smooth cutting of dress back (1) and on grain(2)
    4. Sleeve cut on grain (1½)
    5. Binding and ties cut on cross. (1)
    6. Sleeve facing cut on grain (1)
    7. Smooth cutting of front neck ½ facing and on grain ½
    8. Smooth cutting of back neck facing ½ and on grain½
  3. DOUBLE STITCHED SEAM AT THE SHOULDER
    (If not double, give zero)
    1. First row of stitchery made with straight stitches. (1)
    2. Raw edges well tucked under (1)
    3. Second row of stitchery made with straight stitches (1) and on W.S (1)
    4. Evenness of seam (1) and correct size (1)
    5. Flatness of seam on R.S (½) and on W.S (½)
    6. Fell facing back of shirt (1)
  4. SIDE SEAM (OPEN SEAM)
    (if not open, give zero)
    1. Seam joined with straight stitchery (2)
    2. Well neatened raw edges (1×2 )
    3. Evenness of seam allowance (1)
    4. Correct size of seam allowance (1)
    5. Seam pressed open (½) and flat (½) at the arm hole.
  5. PREPARATION OF FACED SLEEVE OPENING
    (If not award zero)
    1. Facing attached with straight stitchery. (½×2)
    2. Well knife-edged (½×2)
    3. No pleats at the base of the opening (1)
    4. Correct length of opening (1)
    5. Correct position of opening (1)
    6. Lower edge of facing tucked in the binding. (½×2)
    7. Equal length of both sides of the faced opening. (1)
    8. Facing catch hemmed at the upper corners. (½×2)
    9. Flatness of the facing on the R.S ½ and W.S ½
  6. UNDER SEAM-FRENCH SEAM
    (If not French seam give zero)
    1. First row of stitching made with straight stitches. (1)
    2. Seam allowance trimmed (1) and no threads on the R.S (1)
    3. Straight stitchery of the second row (1)
    4. Seam well knife-edged (1)
    5. Evenness of seam (1) and correct size (1)
    6. Seam pressed towards the back at the armhole½ and binding ½
  7. BINDING LOWER EDGE OF SLEEVE & TIES
    1. Correctly attached on F.L
    2. Joining with straight stitches
    3. Evenness of binding (1) and correct width (1)
    4. Quality of hemming stitches used (2)
    5. Ties correctly made (1×2)
    6. Ties hanging down equally on both sides (½×2)
    7. Correct length of ties (½×2)
  8. PREPARATION &ATTACHMENT OF SLEEVE
    1. Gathers (2) made and evenly distributed (1)
    2. Smooth stitching along the F.L
    3. Notches matching (½×2)
    4. Underarm seam and side seam matching (1)
    5. Good hang of the sleeve.
  9. PREPARATION & ATTACHMENT OF NECK FACINGS
    1. Back and front facings joined at the shoulder with straight stitchery ½
    2. Seam allowance trimmed ½ and opened ½ at the edge.
    3. Facing attached at the neckline with neat stitches (1×2)
    4. Seam allowance trimmed (1) snipped (1) and under stitched (1)
    5. Facing turned on R.S (2) and top stitched (1×2)
    6. Flatness of facing on R.S (1) and W.S (1)
  10. EDGE STITCHING AT THE HEM
    1. Narrow turning made to W.S (1×2)
    2. Machine stitches made (1×2)
    3. Edge flat on R.S (1) and W.S (1)


LAYOUT DRAWING

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