This would be easy to refashion. Cardigan backwards (might have to alter the neckline a smidge), add lace inserts. Bonus for reclaimed lace curtains/tablecloth. I don't like the backwards cardi but I do love the elbow patches that match the insert.
Good idea to try with a short cardigan? Grey wool cardigan from Red Valentino featuring a round neck, a central front button fastening, long fitted sleeves, a sheer black polka-dotted hem section with a grosgrain bow detail.