For arms, how about make it so her hands are clasped in front of her? You could use the pipe cleaners under the clothing to make the shape of elbows/arms, and then attach a couple hands (maybe cut out felt or something) directly on the body.
Originally Posted by Who Me?
So don't actually make sleeves? Just keep her arms under all fabric and glue little hands on top of the fabric.

Another good idea

This is my daughter's school project but I have the feeling I will be doing most of the work. (I always hated when parents did that!)
3b (with 3c tendencies) on modified CG