When I first bought this piece ($3.99 from the thrift store, it's Land's End) I thought I would make a clingy skirt from it. But while trying to come up with ways to style it, I decided a shirt would be more serviceable.
Before picture: a turtle neck (it CHOKES me) with long sleeves. I like the yellow, I like the stripes, I like the fabric. To make it useful and comfortable, I simply chopped off the neck and sleeves. I made old-school neck and sleeve hems; turn over twice, no rough edges.