layered top, Image only, Couldn't you refashion a shirt to look like this one? notice the back is free of the chiffon layer. It is probably split in the back with the the chiffon reaching from the back of the neck to the bottom of the blouse
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.