Clothing/Textile Paper 2, May/June. 2011  
Questions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 Main
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Question 2
  1. (a)    List four ways of arranging fullness.
    (b)   Explain four points to consider when choosing fullness.
    (c)  State five uses of crossway strips.


The candidates could not explain the points to consider in the choice of fullness.

            The required answers to the question are as follows:

a) Ways of arranging fullness

  • Gathering.
  • Tucks.
  • Darts.
  • Smocking.
  • Pleats.
  • Easing.
  • Gauging.
  • Shirring.

b) Points to consider when choosing fullness

  • Texture of fabric

Soft, light weight fabrics like cotton, chiffon, nylon, organzer etc. may have tucks, shirring, easing gathering, smocking, gauging while in heavy fabrics, the fullness is controlled by darts, tucks or pleats.

  • Figure of wearer

Fullness such as pleats and gathers will make a figure appear broader or wider.

  • Age of wearer

Fullness like smocking is more suitable for babies and children’s clothing. Darts, pleats, tucks are more suitable for grown ups.

  • Types of garment being made

Fullness used on garments may differ depending on the use e.g. shirring is suitable on an evening wear than on sportswear.

  • Purpose for choice

Fullness can be chosen for decoration, free movement or shaping.

  • Style of garment.

c) Uses of crossway strips

  • For binding raw edges.
  • For facing raw edges.
  • To make bound buttonholes, piping, rouleau loops etc.
  • For neatening
  • For decorating garments
  • For making tapes casing
  • For piping.
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