Clothing/Textile Paper 2, May/June. 2011  
Questions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 Main
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Question 4
  1. (a)  In a tabular form, state three differences between drafting and free-hand
     cutting methods used in clothing construction.
    (b) State three advantages for commercial patterns.
    (c) State two reasons why pockets are made on garments
    (d) Sketch two diagrams showing:
    (i)   a bound pocket on a lady’s skirt;
     (ii)  a welt pocket at the back of a man’s trousers.


Many of the candidates answered this question very well. The only problem they had was   on sketching.

The required answers to the question are as follows:

4.   (a)        Differences between drafting and freehand cutting

Freehand cutting


(i)    Garments are designed and cut without
       the use of paper patterns.
(ii)   They are cut out by sketching on the       Fabric.    

(iii)   Fewer pins are used/No pinning
(iv)   It does not waste time.
(v)    It wastes fabric.

(i)    Patterns are obtained by following a set 
       of instructions.
(ii)   Patterns are laid on the fabric
       according to instructions on the pattern
(iii)   Patterns are pinned before cutting.
(iv)   It is time consuming.
(v)    It conserves fabric.

(b)        Advantages of commercial patterns

  1. They are manageable in terms of complicated styles.
  2. There is accuracy.
  3. Economy of money because one pattern can be used several times.
  4. Gives no trouble in cutting.
  5. It is good for beginners.
  6. It is easy to use.

(c)        Reasons why pockets are made on garments
            -           For decoration.
            -           For functional purpose.
            -           As a design feature.
            -           To hide flaws on fabrics.

(d)        Diagrams of
            (i)  Bound pocket on a lady’s skirt     (ii) Welt pocket on the back of a man’s trousers

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