I'm working on a blue silk 1780s jacket right now. I've decided to hand sew it, because then I can work on it while watching TV. The pattern that I'm using is just the same base from my burgundy print cotton jacket, but with long sleeves. So far I've got the bodice stitched up and one sleeve in.
Materials: blue silk fabric, thread, cotton lace for around the neckline, velvet ribbon for a belt, buttons for the sleeves
Cutting the linen lining:
Sewing up the bodice, seen from inside with lining: