I was rereading an older post by Gertie (you all know who she is) about refashioning. This has been an item I debate back and forth, refashioning. My opinion is refashions should look as good as an originally sewn item from new cloth, not just to do it for refashion's sake.
A few ideas for men or women's shirts, say out of broadcloth or cottons, could be:
1. a muslin
2. baby clothes
3. an older child's shirt
4. A man's to a woman's shirt if there is enough yardage to make it work
5. My new fave - make bias tape out of the back of a shirt. Imagine how cool that would be out of a plaid for a quilt or facings.
6. A woman's camisole - think pintucked or lacy out of a white shirt
Post some of yours, I am curious to see what transpires.
Edited to add:
I just got an email about McCall's Summer line. What a rehashing of previous styles! Nothing really inspiring to me, so I guess that's a good thing, nothing out there to buy. Infact everything seems really casual, caftans, sundresses, etc. and lots of costumes.