Readers, the pants are finished!
You can get a (much) better look at them here. (And what luck to find a mustard-colored dumpster to coordinate with them -- what are the odds?)
I intend to make another garment with this fabric, perhaps for February. I still have more than three yards plus a few remnants -- definitely enough for a jacket if not a full-length evening cape.
This is my third African print fabric and my first foray into pants. They're a little lightweight for a New York winter but then it doesn't really snow much in Africa, does it?
Working with these fabrics has really helped to broaden my conception of what goes with what. Doing a little research on Pinterest, I stumbled upon some truly fabulous pattern-mixing, things I never would have dreamed up on my own. (Do a search under "African wax print" to see what I mean.)
These fabrics are the perfect antidote to drab winter weather.
Have a great day, everybody!