Slightly more than two hours of work later, here she is! [Those 2+ hours were spread out over the last couple of days, since Little Man decided that nap time should only last 30 minutes, three times a day ... not Momma's idea.]
Instead of mearly following the directions [how boring!], I added seaming along the joints of her 'shoulders' and 'hips', allowing her to bend much easier, thus reaching her maximum potential for hugging. Sadly, she remains 'naked' for the time being, since Little Man has once again required my attention. Her dress and hair ties should be joining her in the next few days.