I'm using this spencer from the Met as my main inspiration, with cream wool soutache and cream plush for the collar and cuffs (more on that later)
(You can click on the picture to go to the Met page)
I don't know yet if I'll do the pointy cuffs or straight ones, it depends on if I decide to do any trim. I wasn't planning to copy this trim, nor the trim on the back, as I only have wide soutache, but maybe I could embroider it...?
My skirt bodice is based on this portrait, but without the sleeves/shoulder treatment: