A reticule is a small drawstring bag which can have many forms including round and pineapple shapes. I was going for the easy, rectangular version because I don't have much time to fiddle with a pattern and like clean lines. I will also not add any decorative stitches - by now most of my readers will know just how much I like hand sewing!
I used the same fabrics I will also use for the bonnet; a beige cotton with woven in pattern and a bright turquoise satin:
The pattern was a rectangle cut from both fabrics. Sew in a casing for the drawstring, sew both fabrics together and viola, here you have your first ever reticule:
|With pulls closed - I was very happy to find a good matching ribbon|
|See how good the ribbon and lining match?|
|Inner pocket is not historically correct, but rather practical|