Garment Making – SS1, SS2 & SS3 Curriculum; Scheme of Work; Assessment Tests

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ASSURE Educational Services has put-together the scheme of work on Garment Making  – SS1, SS2 and SS3 based on the National Curriculum and the syllabus of WAEC and NECO. All the topics highlighted in the National Curriculum and the syllabus of WAEC and NECO have been accommodated in our Scheme of Work.

End of term Assessment Tests in SS1, SS2 and SS3 alongside Overall Assessment Tests are available. Schools may adopt our scheme of work because of its simplicity and ease of monitoring of academic activities.

The Scheme of Work stated below is inexhaustible. Schools are encouraged to input weeks and periods of completion of topics in accordance with the academic calendar, number of students and available classes.

SS1 Garment Making – 1st Term Scheme of Work

Class Term Main Topics Sub-Topics Contents
SS1 1st Term INTRODUCTION TO GARMENT MAKING (a) The importance of clothes/garments i. Reasons for wearing clothes/ garment
ii. Identification of clothing items
iii. Identification of clothes/garments for different occasions
(b) The Concept of Garment Designing i. Definition of garment designing
ii. Principles of design
iii. Element of design
iv. Factors that influence garment designing e.g. age, figure type, etc
(c) Economic importance of Garment Designing i. Importance of garment designing to the individual, the family
ii. Economic value of garment making
(d) Entrepreneurship in Garment Making i. Entrepreneurship /small business management
ii. Qualities of an entrepreneur
iii. Advantages of entrepreneurship
iv. Factors to be considered when going into garment making business

SS1 Garment Making – 2nd Term Scheme of Work

Class Term Main Topics Sub-Topics Contents
SS1 2nd Term SEWING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT (a) Simple sewing tools and equipment i. Identification of various types of sewing tools and
ii. Classification of sewing tools and equipment
according to functions viz:- Measuring
– Marking
– Cutting
– Joining
– Pressing
– Fitting
– Storing
iii. Points to consider in choosing sewing tools and equipment
(b) The sewing machine i. Types of sewing machine
ii. Use of different types of sewing machines
iii. Parts of a sewing machine and their functions
(c) Care of sewing tools and equipment i. Importance of care and maintenance of
sewing tools and equipment
ii. Care of simple sewing tools and equipment
iii. Care and maintenance of a sewing machine
(d) Common machine faults and remedies or solutions i. Common machine faults /problems
ii. Solutions / remedies to the machine problems
iii. Improper use of machine parts

SS1 Garment Making – 3rd Term Scheme of Work

Class Term Main Topics Sub-Topics Contents
SS1 3rd Term BASIC SEWING PROCESSES a. Basic stitches i. Types of stitches: temporary and permanent
ii. Uses of various stitches
iii. Procedures for making stitches
b. Seams and seam finishes i. Seams
ii. Types of seams and where they are used
iii. Types of seam finishes
iv. Points to consider when choosing a seam
c. Disposal of fullness i. Methods of disposing fullness e.g. dart, pleats, gathers, etc
ii. Procedures for making darts, pleats, gather, etc.
d. Facing and interfacings i. Types of facings
ii. Functions of facing
iii. Types and functions of interfacings
iv. Other edge finishes
e. Opening and fastening i. Types of openings
ii. Types of fastenings
iii. Functions of openings and fastenings

SS2 Garment Making – 1st Term Scheme of Work

Class Term Main Topics Sub-Topics Contents
SS2 1st Term THE CONCEPT OF PATTERNS a. Patterns i. Pattern drafting
ii. Advantages of the use of patterns
iii. Tools and equipment for pattern drafting
iv. Pattern markings and symbols
b. Ways of obtaining patterns Different ways of obtaining patterns e.g. draping, flat pattern method, and computer aided design, etc.
c. The freehand method i. Freehand method of cutting
ii. Techniques involved in freehand method of cutting
d. Body measurements i. Importance of taking accurate body measurements
ii. Essential body parts to be measured
iii. Procedure for taking body measurements
e. Drafting of bodice block i. Measurements for drafting bodice block
ii. Drafting bodice blocks
f. Drafting of shirt block i. Measurement for drafting skirt block
ii. Drafting of skirt block
g. Drafting of basic sleeve blocks i. Measurements for drafting the sleeve blocks
ii. Drafting the sleeve block
h. Drafting of basic collar i. Measurements for drafting the basic collars
ii. Drafting of basic collars e.g. peter-pan/ flat collars, tie collars,
i. Drafting basic skirt blocks i. Measurements for drafting skirt blocks
ii. Drafting of skirt blocks
iii. Adaptation of skirt patterns
iv. Techniques of pattern adaptation viz: darts manipulation, slash and spreading methods
v. Adaptation of skirt styles from the skirt blocks
j. Drafting of basic trouser blocks i. Measurement for drafting trouser blocks
ii. Drafting of trouser blocks
iii. Adaptation of trouser and knicker patterns
iv. Adaptation of different trouser styles from trouser blocks
k. Adaptation of other outfits, e.g.
gowns, jumpers, e.t.c.
i. Adaptation of gowns from bodice / blouse patterns
ii. Adaptation of jumpers from the shirt / trouser block of

SS2 Garment Making – 2nd Term Scheme of Work

Class Term Main Topics Sub-Topics Contents
SS2 2nd Term


a. Figure types i. The three main figure types
ii. Variations of the main figure types
b. Fabric selections for the various figure types i. Colour suitable for the various figure types
ii. Texture appropriate for the various figure types
iii. Design / pattern suitable for the various figure
iv. Design / pattern suitable for the various figure types e.g. lines, prints, e.t.c.
c. Choice of styles i. Styles suitable for various figure types e.g. figure with large burst, figures with large hips, figures with thin waist, e.t.c.
ii. Solving figure problems using styles features
ADAPTATION OF PATTERNS a. Adaptation of blouse patterns i. Meaning of pattern adaptation
ii. Techniques of pattern adaptation e.g. darts manipulating, slashing, and spreading, e.t.c.
iii. Adaptation of blouse patterns using the bodice blocks
b. Adaptation of skirt pattern i. Techniques of pattern adaptation (continue)
ii. Adaptation of skirt styles using the skirt blocks
c. Adaptation of sleeves i. Techniques of pattern adaptation with emphases on
slashing and spreading method
ii. Adaptation of sleeve styles using the basic sleeve blocks
d. Adaptation of collars i. Adaptation of collar styles using the basic collar blocks
ii. Adaptation of some collars from necklines of blouse/ skirts

SS2 Garment Making – 3rd Term Scheme of Work

Class Term Main Topics Sub-Topics Contents
SS2 3rd Term SEWING OF BLOUSES /SHIRTS a. Practical construction of blouse / skirt i. The unit method of sewing
ii. Application of the unit method and basic sewing processes in making blouse and skirts
b. Practical construction of skirt, trousers, gowns and jumpers i. Revisions of the unit method of garment making business
ii. Application of the basic garment making processes in sewing skirts, trousers, gowns and jumpers
SETTING UP A GARMENT BUSINESS a. Minimum requirements for setting up a garment making business i. Basic requirement for garment making business
ii. Estimate of the cost of the minimum requirements
b. Factors that can affect small business i. Factors that contribute to success of small businesses
ii. Factors that contribute to failure of small businesses
c. Financing a business i. Finance
ii. Sources of finance for a small business
iii. Managing finance
d. Profit / price fixing i. Determination of profit margin
ii. Factors to consider in fixing a price
e. Customer relationship i. Maintaining healthy customer relationship
ii. Customer credit
f. Record keeping i. Types of records necessary for small businesses
ii. Importance if record keeping.
g. Promoting a business i. Meaning of business promotion
ii. Types of promotion activities
iii. Importance of business promotion


SS3 Garment Making – 1st & 2nd Term Scheme of Work – Practicals/Revision

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