Their wonderful photographs and stories inspired me to start working on a Belle Epoque jacket.
This is the pattern I am working with; Past Patterns #113, 1899-1910 Spectator Jacket.
I think the pattern also can be used for slightly earlier costumes.
The heads of the leg-o-mutton sleeves ended up being quite large
and look a lot like the jacket in this picture.
A traveling suit, coat, and skirt,
designed by Jacques Doucet c. 1892-97.
And it has a pleat in the back like this woollen Cycling Suit
made by Trouville in 1896
I have been working on it during our summer vacation and had hoped to be finished by now
but the sleeves turned out to wide and to long.
So I will take them out, make changes to the pattern pieces and make new sleeves.