The Carlotta dress is one to cherish. Really. I'm handing this one down to the grandkids when my kids are done with it. You can use bright colors to make the dress fun or use muted colors and have a more heritage look. You can also change the look of this dress by adding ribbon in multiple places, or attaching flowers, bows etc. The pattern is written so that you can make this dress ANY size (although I recommend not making this over a 3 or 4 size - it gets heavy). BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY create basic crochet stitches such as SC, DC, HDC, ect. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS You choose the size - but it's recommended for newborns to preschoolers.