So, this is the dress I made just for the blossoms:
You would think I would have a better picture of it than that, I don't. The Ice Cream dress is probably my favorite dress to make and to have Piper wear. I made this one using Kaffe Fassett Shot Cotton in apricot, pink and granite. The shot cotton is divine, so soft and light, the perfect fabric for a spring / summer dress. I did have concerns about how lightweight it was and considered lining the middle panel so it wouldn't be see through but thanks to the lovely ladies on the Oliver + S discussion forum I was convinced it would be fine without a lining and it is.
The original inspiration for this dress was this top I saw at Target months ago:
I really like the colors of the top, but didn't like the cheapness of it. I knew I could do better. Once I had the dress finished, it was just a matter of waiting until the right day for Piper to wear it. Today was perfect. The weather was in the mid-80's. The sun was shining bright. The blooms were at their peak.
Isn't this the perfect cherry blossom dress?
More cherry blossom photos can be found here.