The Peggy and Father Gill dress


Have you seen the awesome Mad Men inspired creations at The Sew Weekly?
I had a hard time with this one in terms of deciding what look to recreate. There is too much awesomeness in that show!
In the end I got inspired by this dress worn by Peggy in Season 2 when she meets Father Gill:


I used pattern 108 from Burdastyle Magazine 04/2011 with some alterations: I omitted the sleeves, drafted a rounded collar, added a bias cut placket, a horizontal pleat at the hem and some elastic to the waist.



 
The result is a cute dress that I think Peggy would wear today. It's not the easiest thing to wear for me, because you risk to look pregnant and a toddler at the same time. It definitely needs to be styled properly.
But I really like this dress, and I might make it again using a more easily wearable fabric (maybe a solid) with few tweaks.
You can read more about it in my post.

On other news, I decided at the last minute to participate to Tilly's One Week One Pattern. I made three Banksia (one dress and two tops) in the last two days, and I'm about to cut the fourth. So far so good!
Here's a sneak peek:


I'm curious: if you're participating as well, how do you plan to blog about it? A post every day or one collective post at the end of the week? I was thinking to post a daily photo on Flickr and then to write a summary post at the end, but please share your plans with me.