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KCSE CLUSTER TESTS 26
Home Science Paper 2
A pattern of a child’s skirt is provided. You are advised to study the sketches, instructions and the layout carefully before you begin the test.
1. Pattern pieces:
A. Front skirt
B. Back skirt.
C. Front frill
D. Back frill.
E. Back waist band.
G. Cross way strip.
2. Plain light weight cotton fabric 85cm by 91cm.
3. Sewing thread to match the fabric.
4. A 15cm long zip.
5. One large envelope (A4)
Using the materials provided, cut out and make the left half of the skirt to show the following processes.
a) Making of the back waist dart.
b) Preparing of the pocket mouth using slip hemming and attaching of the pocket to the skirt.
c) Working of neatened open seams of the skirt and the frill.
d) Attaching of the zip using concealed method.
e) Working gathers on the frill.
f) Preparing the piping by joining the ends of the two cross way strips, folding in half lengthwise and pressing it.
g) Attach the piping and frills to the skirt. DO NOT TRIM OR NEATEN THE SEAM.
h) Preparing and interfacing the back waist band ready for attachment.
i) Attaching the waistband to the waistline of the back skirt.
j) Completing the waistbands W.S using even tacking stitches. DO NOT HEM. At the end of the examination, firmly sew 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 include scraps of fabric in the envelope.