For inspiration, I chose the painting, "Oriental Poppies" by Georgia O'Keeffe.
From this painting a sketch and color palette was chosen. It occurred to me that actual paint chips would be appropos and give the range of color necessary to emulate the painting.
Next, I needed to drape a basic pattern and then construct the understructure.
From there, the fun began! I drew the basic shapes from my sketch and began to drape each swath of color. After attaching each swath together with tape, then sewing them together by machine, I was ready to put garment together with the sewing machine.
Once all the swatches were attached to each other the challenge began. I had to take this compilation of flat paper and give it shape to fit around the basic garment and form. After getting it to where I was pleased with the look, I trued the edges as needed.
The final touches were added with a laced closure and the stigma or flower center to waistline. Two days later I came out with a rendition of the "Oriental Poppies".