Ah yes, the Elizabethan embroidered jacket that we see quite often. Must mean they're awesome!
Here's one of the inspiration jackets. This one is linen and hand-embroidered (obviously). Mine will actually look quite similar. I drafted my own pattern based on the waistcoat patterns in Janet Arnold and Tudor Tailor.
I have this lovely light gold silk with purple embroidered flowers that I
bought in San Diego a whole year ago. Jacket will be lined in gold
silk, and I have gold lace for the edges and antique gold braid for the
Here's how it looks now: lining and fashion fabric sewn into little vests :) Next step, the hip gores!
Here's the back lining and front fashion fabric pattern pieces.