Years ago, when I was first getting into teaching, I bought this lace cardigan to make some of my dresses work appropriate. Unfortunately, it was the dumbest cardigan ever, in that the button was placed in a totally ridiculous position, & essentially covered up nothing. It hung in the back of my closet for years & only for me to occasionally pull it out, try it on, & become disgusted, again, with the ridiculous placement of button, & hideously large, accompanying button hole.
Finally, it occurred to me, that if the button & huge button hole were what bothered me, why not fix the problem? I sewed the button hole shut, used a seam ripped to rip off the button, & had a somewhat close version of the cardigan I'd always hoped to have. The neck is still a little odd for my liking, but for now, it's a vast improvement from the random button. Sometimes, a little creative thinking, & a fresh perspective, is all it takes to make something new again.