KCSE Past Papers 2017 Home Science Paper 2 (441/2)

Home Science Paper 2 (441/2)

1. Presentation

(a) Work well pressed (1) and folded (½).

(b) Label (½) firmly sewn (1) without concealing details (½) and on a single fabric (½).

(c) Pins/needles (½) unnecessary tacking threads

(½) and loose threads (½) removed

.(d) Made up for the left half (1).

2. Cutting out

(a) All five pieces cut-out (5 x ½).

(b) Smooth cutting of the dress-skirt CB (2) and on straight grain (1) to within 3mm. 3

(c) Smooth cutting of the front bodice (2) and on straight grain (1). Mark by impression 3

(d) Smooth cutting of bodice back (1) and on straight grain (1) to within 3 mm. 2

(e) Sleeve cut on straight grain. 1

Smooth cutting of the back neck facing (½) and on straight grain (½) to within 2mm.

(g) Smooth cutting of skirt lower edge

Sub-total 14½

3. Shoulder Seam (Open Seam)

(If not open seam award Zero)

(a) Seam joined with straight stitchery

(b) Well neatened raw edges (1×2).

(c) Evenness of seam allowance 2

(d) Seam pressed open (½ x2) and flat, R.S (½ x2), W.S (½ x2)at neckline and at armhole

(e) Correct size of seam-allowance (1 cm) to within 2mm (0.8 cm — 1.2 cm) (½X2)

4. Neck Facing

: (a) Back and extended front facing joined with straight stitchery (½) Seam trimmed (½) pressed open(½) and unneatened(½).

(b) Facing attached to neckline with smooth stitchery

(c) Seam trimmed (1) Snipped (2) and under stitched (2) 5

(d) Facing seam and shoulder seam meeting to within 2 mm at neckline and shoulder seam (2) and held down with a (1) stitch

(e) Centre front of extended facing well pointed (1) 1

Extended facing well folded (½) and flat (½) at the centre front.

(g) Flatness of neck-facing ( front and back).

5. (French Seam)

(If not French seam award zero) from B- H

(a) Underarm Seam and side seam made before 1 sleeve is attached.

(b) Straight stitchery of seam. (1×2) 2

(c) Seam well-trimmed(½) x2, no threads on RS (½X2). 2

(d) Seam well-knife edged (1/ ) x2 1

(e) Evenness of seam ‘½ x2 1

(f) Correct size (6 mm) to within 2mm (4-8 mm) 1 ½ X2

(g) Seam pressed towards the back at armhole (½ x2) and at the waist line (½ x2)

(h) Flatness of seam at the armhole (1/2 x2) and at 2 the waistline (½ x2)

(i) Side seam and underarm seam meeting to 1 within 2 mm

6. Sleeve

(a) Good hang

(b) Easing evenly distributed (1) around the crown

(c) Armhole seam made with smooth stitchery

(d) Correct positioning of sleeve i.e back to back (1) bodice and front on front ) bodice

(e) Armhole seam smoothly trimmed (1 cm)

(g) within (2mm )( 0.8 -1.2 cm) (½)

(h) A quarter of the armhole seam neatened with the loop stitches(1) using single thread(½) Sleeve hem managed by edge-stitching (1) and turned (1) and held down with tacking (1) stitched only using single thread (½) Sleeve hem size 1.2 cm to within 2mm ( 1 cm to 1.4 cm).

(b) Neatening of the Armhole

If not loop stitches award zero.

Loop stitches evenly spaced (1) and even in length (1).

Stitches securely fastened on (½) and off (½).

8. Skirt

(a) Gathers well distributed (2) and good hang (2).

Smooth (1) stitchery (1) of the waistline seam.

(c) Evenness of seam

(d) The space at the extended facing part of the waistline seam not gathered

(e) Stitching line between the two gathering rows.

(f) Award marks if gathers are of good quality

9. Facing

(a) Free- edge facing smoothly neatened

(b) Facing pressed flat

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