It covers my tummy (still big after my illness and Christmas), which also hides any jean-like element of the non-jeans-so-I-can-wear-them-to-work pants.
I made it with four pattern pieces, although in retrospect I only needed two, one for the two front pieces and one for the two back pieces.
Yes, not counting the braid that connects the front and the back, this top has four pieces.
This isn't a tutorial, but someday I'll make one.
The photo above was the muslin I made, which actually worked on the first try.