I started with the Éléonore Pull-On Jeans by Jalie, in a space-age stretch denim. They offer a great combination of style and comfort.
At one point in the story, Tycho, the main character, is frustrated. He's afraid his usual duties at the navigation/communication station are not adequately preparing him to be a captain himself someday. His mother has some good advice for him:
"Tycho, listen to me," she said with a smile. "Talking to people and knowing where to go are the most important jobs a captain has." (Hunt for the Hydra, 198)
Like any self-respecting pirate, I made some modifications for extra cargo space.
Simplicity 1162 for a classic blouse, and added this gorgeous lace, to indicate rank.