I added the a bias band of blue gingham to the edge of the sleeves, to add some more color.
I made piping, using baby cording, to give the collar a finished look.
This picture shows the wrong side of the neck edge. The seam allowance was trimmed down to less than 1/4", batiste was used for the neck binding, and was understitched, to help control the bulk of the pleats.
Pink gingham, puffed sleeves, and a smocked flower, would be really sweet for a little girl!