The 2 classes I'm taking are taught by Deb Wood, "Turn that Frown Upside Down" and "Sculpting Feminine Hands and arms". I find making hands without armatures quite easy. But, introduce the armature and I wanted to see how someone else approached it. That's the great part about a class, you're paying for someone else to teach you the best method so you can avoid making some of the same mistakes they did during their trial and error period. That is something very worth paying for because it saves Gobs of time if you actually listen and follow their guidance.
Next, following a suggestion from Peg, I added a sleeve. She suggested polymer, but I wanted to try my hand at hand-stitching and doll costuming over the polymer. It was really fun how fast this little puff sleeve went together even with the step of gathering above the cuff. Faster and easier than I would have expected.
I chose a wee bit of my clown pants and floral skirt bias trim so that this alter would carry a little bit of me - bright and tropical color choices to remind us of the more cheerful side of life. We see plenty of grey, let us rejoice in the experience and shifts that colors can bring. Even if these aren't your favorite colors, what do they make you think of? I once took a painting class and only worked in colors that I didn't like. It was hard at first, but then it yielded paintings that were beautiful even in my least favorite colors.