There have been *cough* many a fashion disaster when I've tried to sew myself something!
This one turned out alright.
I made the top from a thick rayon type remnant (100% unknown fibers no doubt)
The band at the bottom helps the fabric sit flat against my hips and I was able to tailor the neckline so that I don't flash everyone at the office when I bend forward.
Sewing with knits and slinky fabrics used to scare me, but I'm trying a little harder to befriend them because they drape nicely whereas cotton just billows.