In my search for some good sculpting tutorials, I came across this blog, Gary's Miniature Sculpting. He shows in-depth, stage-by-stage (post-by-post) images and text for his project(s).
The post that pulled me in for good was on how he did the bottom half of a long coat on a human figure: He used a method similar to mine for making capes with a jig, and one-upped it by essentially making a temporary, soft jig fixed directly to the figure -- brilliant. Anyway, you'll have to see it for yourself. Gary makes it look easy. Here's a link just to the picture of his method. I still like the freeform aspect of my cape-making technique, but Gary's gives you excellent control.
On a similar note, I wish someone would put together a good book on sculpting, even something basic would be fine. There is a French magazine called Ravage which had a special issue dedicated to sculpting last year, but it's difficult to find a copy (at least a copy without exorbitant overseas shipping.) Until then, I will sing the praises of the blogosphere for carving out spots on the net for the likes of Gary the sculptor and others.
Can anyone recommend some good sculpting blogs?