So, let me tell you a story... about a nice, huge shirt (a caftan, maybe). It was a handmade shirt, made by my husband´s exgirlfriend.
When I started dating my husband, I saw he didn´t wear it at all and asked him, if he can give it to me (so that I can make something from it :D. But, his exgirlfriend made it herself and he didn´t know me for a long time then, so he said he can´t give the shirt to me. Hahaha!
Ok, I said to myself, I´ll wait... I waited few years and then asked him about the shirt again. And, well, he obviously loved me a lot and gave me the shirt immediately :D.
At first I wanted to make a dress out of it, then a skirt... but I discovered a stain that couldn´t be washed out, so the fabric that could be used was limited. I actually made the skirt, but it didn´t work out.
Recently, Petr (that´s my husbands name!) said most of his boxer shorts (is that the right word for men´s undergarments...?) are falling apart and that he would like some new ones. And I thought I could make some. So I made a pattern and started to sew the first pair... with this fabric. The first ones actually didn´t work out (I screwed up the sewing and made few mistakes). Also the pattern wasn´t the best. So I made a new pattern and made another pair. And these worked out perfectly! I was so happy that I also bothered to "draw" a zipper opening and a pocket with a thread. I think it´s nice!
In the end, the shirt didn´t end up as a dress or a skirt for me, but again something for Petr. I think that´s a good thing. One woman sewed him a shirt and many years later, another one made him shorts out of the same fabric :).