Actually the previous owner didn't like it either and when I turned it inside out there was a safety pin closing the bottom portion up.
If I took it out it was a bad attempt at key holes. I decided to close it up and get rid of the big beads.
I pinned the parts together after I removed the pearl buttons.
Here it is done. But.... it looks a little off and I decided I missed some pearls.
So I started to add them back using the existing pattern in the knit.
I love my new sweater now! It looks much more cohesive.