the red linen Spencer I decided I really needed a sabretache-inspired reticule to go with it. I tried to emulate some of the features I've seen in both sabretaches and reticules the era, such as a heavily embroidered central motif and a central point tassel.
The Challenge: #7 Accessorize
Fabric: Black cotton velvet scrap and black silk satin scrap
Pattern: I used a print out of this sabretache that I found on the military website swordforum.com as the pattern for my reticule although I adjusted the size a bit and added a drawstring at the top.
Year: Approx 1800
Notions: black and gold piping, white and gold cording for the drawstrings, two beaded fleur-des-lis appliques from Heritage Trading and a beaded tassel from my friend Jenny-Rose (thanks again Jenny-Rose!)
How historically accurate is it? It's plausible, but not a copy of any extant reticule I've seen.
Hours to complete: Not long, a few hours? I really don't keep track of these things! :P
First worn: Not yet!
Total cost: Another all stash project!