But everything about this shirt is just WRONG.
It doesn't look so terrible in the above picture, but trust me, it is a highly unflattering shirt. The sleeves fall at an awkward place. The drapey parts at the bottom of the shirt don't drape, they just hang limply and unevenly. The weird little rope/bead rosette in the middle looks awful.
But my daughter loved it. *sigh*
I shed no tears when she wore a hole in each elbow. I asked her if I could remake it into a short sleeve, and she agreed.
And then the shirt sat, and sat, and sat in my mending pile, and was forgotten.
Until today. I pulled out the shirt ready to shorten the sleeves, when I realized it would be simpler just to remove them entirely. I cut off the wings and made new sideseams. Rosette-- gone! I also cut off the ties.
It's a good thing my daughter has a younger sister, because the original wearer has since grown too big for this shirt. Little sis loves it.