My first time shirring. It was a lot easier than I thought it would be, though I did think it would shirr and stretch more than it does. I'm also worried about it bothering the nerdlet's skin.
The front. There are eight pleats at the top, a second button placket, and four pleats on each pocket. The pocket bows are much more complicated than I feel is necessary for a four-year-old. And the pockets are gathered to shape before being sewn down. I don't think that you can really see any of those details in the picture, but I think it looks kind of impressive in person.
The back is shirred at the bodice and the legs are shirred all around.
I'll try to get pictures of the nerdlet in it tomorrow if she's actually willing to put it on. I may offer to put it on the bear cub first so that she'll volunteer and be eager to wear it.