|Gunnuhver geothermal area - Reykjanes peninsula|
|Hiking on the Falljjökull in south Iceland|
|At Jökulsárlón in Southeast Iceland|
In between it also boasts beautiful canyons, unbelievable waterfalls and bathtub temperature rivers. My camera was my constant companion. It's a very photogenic place!
|Behind Seljalandfoss - human being for scale|
|Relaxing in the warm river at Reykjadalur|
But now I'm back. With a deadline to produce my version of Vogue 1233.
I've had the fabric in stash for a long time. It was a Fabric Flea Market find and is of undetermined content, although I am betting on a linen blend. It creases and it frays. A lot of both.
But it's very pretty. I think I haven't used it all these years because I was conflicted about the right v. wrong side. I am pretty sure that the originator of this fabric intended the greener side to face outwards, but to me it looked like not very likeable upholstery.
I'm favouring the reverse, where the green is in the background and mysterious rich browns dominate. There is a large pattern repeat and I spent too long contemplating where the diamond motifs should land on my body. Or maybe not long enough. I am pretty sure that the beautifully matched large diamond on my belly is less obvious in real life.
As for fit, I decided to shorten the entire dress by 1 cm above the waist. This was so obvious but I didn't see it until I read through all the very helpful comments. Thanks to everyone who weighed in! Re girth, I decided to adjust on the fly rather than go to a smaller size. I've decided that the front fits well enough (except for that odd wrinkle in the front shoulder area - which I think I will attack with some interfacing). However, I need to take the entire CB in above the waist. This is such a constant issue; I guess I should just face up to my narrow back.
Next step - the collar and facings.