I love fabric and yarn! Put them together and you have something really special! I have made many of these as gifts for new mommies. Pick fabric she loves or in the colors she loves. It will be cherished like a family heirloom, never to be tossed in the thrift store bag. I would rate this as a advanced beginner or better crocheter. A sewing machine is optional but preferable for doing up the side seems and hems. Straight, simple sewing. The crochet bodice is hand sewn on with a simple stitch. One yard of fabric is plenty for the skirt portion with ample left over for another project. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY single crochet simple whip stitch with a needle and thread increase and decrease straight sewing on a machine (or hand sewing) SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Sizes 6 months (12 months; 18 months) Finished measurements * chest 18 (20, 22)" * length 14 (16, 19)"