A couple days of sewing and listening to Wefunk Radio and I turned out these:
This is a tiered skirt made out of some material I bought in Kenya. The pattern was decent (Simplicity 3881) though the details on how to sew in the tiers was vague and confusing (or I
Another skirt with flounce made from some African batik cloth.
Finally, this lovely top is a pattern from the stash...prob 3 years old? Anyway, Simplicity 5059 was also decent though the little loops you see instead of buttonholes were impossible to construct as directed (turning inside out on a 1/4" seam?!) so I modified that. Lots of pieces to the pattern but once you get rolling it is an reasonable project yielding snazzy results, don't you think