I have been looking and pinning (Pinterest) outfits like these, so outside what I usually think of as my style. There is something so functional and comfy about these pieces (I love anything with pockets!) that I decided I had to make one for myself. I had some lightweight denim and that seemed to be the cool fabric to wear, other than wrinkly linen, and lots of patterns I could reconfigure to work into one of these looks.
I took a jacket top pattern and cut it down to empire waist height, and then added a skirt and worked in pleats, both back and front, but only in the middle. Then I added pockets and tie for the back.
I think it looks cute, in a kinda Amish Prison Warden way, but my husband hates hates hates it. So it must be GREAT!
I'd have him take a picture of me wearing it, but he can't stomach it.
So I don't get it. What makes me like these looks so much and what do I need to do to make myself look good wearing them, beside erase 40 years of my life?