I've been thinking for a while about what to make her. A June or July baby doesn't really need a kicking bag like a winter baby does, and I also had an urge to make something I hadn't done before. Eventually I decided that what every summer-born baby girl needs is a floral, lace-trimmed kimono.
The pattern is from Weekend Sewing by Heather Ross - a book that is certainly the most used of my many sewing books. I added vintage lace, which was given to me by my grandmother, as an additional trim onto the bottom. I like the idea of passing a little bit of lace trim down to a fourth generation.
All I need now is the baby, and some greedy-Auntie cuddles with her. I can't wait.