I've been slowly working on the Elizabethan Jacket (from hell). Here's how it looks currently. Gold lace and gold braid all sewn on my hand. Bodice just needs hooks and eyes, then I can tackle the sleeves (already cut out).
The outfit itself. Purple silk petticoat is cartridge pleated onto a thin waistband, with side openings. Pleats are padded with linen. The hem has a metallic gold braid trim that helps to stiffen the petticoat. This thing is POOFY! I had to make the jacket very shapely to accommodate the small waist and large hip ratio of the petticoat. I must say it worked out great! The hips of the jacket stand out on their own :) It'll be worn with my gold Elizabethan corset (not too tightly laced) and my silk organza partlet.
The side and back. Notice the gold braid on the side seams and seams of the hip gussets. I chose to do this because the extant ones have it too. I love the extra detail!