This would be a good idea for a men's shirt refashion. Customize the neck opening after cutting the collar off. Leave the sleeve cuffs on, or cut to length, or whatever length you want, or go sleeveless. Nip in the waist with elastic or darts.
layered top, Image only, Couldn't you refashion a shirt to look like this one? notice the back is free of the chiffon layer. It is probably split in the back with the the chiffon reaching from the back of the neck to the bottom of the blouse