As promised in the headline, I quickly just wanted to share two links.
I came across this interesting web page where a few pattern making and couture techniques are explained. For example, just click on "pattern making techniques" and you'll see three articles about sleeves. http://thecuttingclass.com/post/3599880487/patternmaking-cut-and-spread-darts. I could spend hours and hours looking for inspiration ...
And I wanted to share my favourite link about pockets, those little gems I need to remember when cutting my fabric:
http://www.behind-the-hedgerow.com/2013/06/04/top-10-awesome-pockets-and-a-few-tutorials/. And, of course, the hint to our current sewalong: http://www.meetup.com/dressmakers/events/207867752/