I actually have bookmarked this one as a "someday to crochet" dream project (along with a fancy knit christening gown).
Incidentally, I showed this to a friend who is sort of immodest about her crochet abilities (I'm all for horn tooting, but not bragging). She said, "It's ugly, but not too hard to do. I have some patterns you should look at before you try this one."
I don't appreciate patronizing or saying something fakey nice if you dont' want to be honest, but sheesh, have a little tact!
I love itthough. I wonder if the rosette part could be adapted to be flatter tho?