Making a garment for the second or subsequent time is always so much more satisfying. You get a quicker and expected result.
I repeated this top, and yes, this time I did play with the sleeve ruffle. Rather than the ruffle being doubled or on the fold, I hemmed it using the rolled hem foot on my machine. This gives the hem a little more stiffness (rather like the fine wire put in florist's ribbon).
As a result, it ends up with a nice fluted, flowing shape, rather than rigid gathers. I think I prefer it this way.
Here's another pair of the much loved Oliver + S bloomers.
I love the crisp white in this fabric. It lends itself to being paired with a white top.
And because a little girl needs options, I've used some fabric scraps on a Townmouse tee.