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Crim (Essential Sewing Reference Tool) is the blogger behind "The Scientific Seamstress" and a designer for the popular indie pattern company Sis Boom. This collection, which includes 12 ready-to-print patterns, focuses on adapting and customizing basic patterns for children's clothes. Each pattern can be sewn as is, or can be modified for fit or style using one of the numerous adaptations provided. Step-by-step drafting instructions are provided for each adaptation, taking sewists through the steps of drafting a custom pattern based on specific measurements. These drafting instructions, combined with the pattern blocks, provide a veritable wardrobe of custom garments to suit a variety of tastes and styles. A brief section at the end of the book describes best practices for taking homemade patterns and preparing them for commercial sale, including photography, promotion, and testing. VERDICT Experienced sewists will find clear, easy-to-follow directions for customizing patterns for a variety of children's garments, and enough information to get started with modifying pattern blocks. This isn't a how-to-sew guide, and beginners looking for basic directions may want to start with Nancy Langdon and Sabine Pollehn's Sewing Clothes Kids Love.