I finally made something with that cut of black jersey knit that I bought from Fabric World here in Stone Mountain a few years ago.
This fabric was unique in that it was/is a solid tube. Seamless.
So I put some elastic in the top, a hem around the bottom, secured a cut of ribbon to the front so I could tie it around the neck and secured a cut of ribbon to the back so I could wrap it around and tie it above my tummy. Voila! I have a new dress at 2:00 in the morning when I started it at 1:00.