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Posted by on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at 3:26pm.

Mrs. Shotto was once one of your regular customers, but she hasn't asked to have any garments made in approximately one year. You note she has lost weight. She would like you to make her a special silk blouse to replace a favorite blouse that has worn out. The blouse has very simple lines and will be worn tucked in at the waist of pants or a skirt. She has brought the material and the old pattern, which was a Misses' size 12. When you measure her, you discover that her bust now measures 32 in. instead of 34 in. and that her waist is 25 in. instead of 26 in. Mrs. Shotto is 5 ft. 3 in.

1. Now that Mrs. Shotto has lost weight, what pattern size would be a better fit?

B. Miss Petite size 10


2. The blouse pattern is no longer available for purchase. In any case, Mrs. Shotto's measurements are only one inch smaller and you can adjust patterns up to two inches. To accommodate her smaller waist, therefore, you alter the pattern by
A. reducing the side seams by 1/2 in.


3. What type of sewing machine thread would you choose to sew the blouse?

B. Extra-fine polyester


4. What size needle would you select for the sewing machine?

D. 11/75

5. What type of seam would be most suitable for the selected fabric?

B. Open


6. You're repairing an armhole seam in a turtleneck used primarily for skiing. The stitching has come loose because of the extra arm movement. What type of hand stitch do you use?
A. Backstitch


7. If your sewing machine were skipping stitches, what would you check first?

B. Needle setting


8. You find that your stitching distance from the edge of the fabric isn't very consistent. Which attachment could you add to your machine to solve the problem?
A. Seam guide


9. How do you secure the beginning and end of every seam?

C. Back-tack three stitches at each end.


10. If, while you're machine stitching, your fabric puckers and the stitches break, what should you do first?

C. Lower the tension.



is there anything i need to fix?

  • dressmaking - , Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at 3:40pm

    Your answers look great!

  • dressmaking - , Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at 10:11am

    ur awsome

  • dressmaking - , Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 10:24am

    thank you !!! im doin pennfoster an u helped me out alot :)

  • dressmaking - , Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 12:23pm

    1} A {2} A {3}B{4}D {5} C {6} A {7} B
    {8} A {9} C {10} C

  • dressmaking - , Friday, March 22, 2013 at 9:51pm

    there are mistakes in those answers, I just did this test. here the correct answers
    1. B (reference for study book 042014 PAGES 34, 35)
    5. C (reference for study book 042014 PAGES 25-27)

  • dressmaking - , Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 3:15am

    100% with maya's help with number 5 => good eye. Keep up the good work team!

  • dressmaking - , Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 9:31am

    with maya change to number 5 i got a 100 thanks so much

  • dressmaking - , Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 3:46pm

    6 is B. just took the test. the rest are correct!!

  • dressmaking - , Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 5:35pm

    5 is wrong

  • dressmaking - , Monday, November 23, 2015 at 7:45pm

    Number 5 is really
    B. French
    Just pass the test

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