To get some inspiration I went on to Etsy and found this wonderful shop from San Salvador called Zelaya's. Their tops are simply beautiful. I just had to attempt to copy one of them.
It started out with a plain charcole longsleeve shirt and a longsleeve hot pink shirt. The pink one was the one to be cut up. So, I cut off the sleeves to be used for the flower embellishments.
Now, go ahead and start your own refashion. Get more inspiration here and here.