So out came the scissors....
I chopped a straight line down the front and over-locked the edges.
I then turned the edge over twice and top stitched it down with red thread.
I didn't bother doing button holes as I wanted to keep the cardigan open - maybe I'll do them at a later stage.
This refashion cost me nothing as I already had the buttons.
I have already worn this top so much more as a cardigan. It has been great to throw over t -shirts and singlets.
I have also worn it with a belt, which dresses it up a bit.