In my reticule, I need to carry some modern things around, as would anyone else. And I don't really like to rummage in a mixture of historical looking pocket detritus and modern convenience.
Some silk scraps, silk thread, some wool to pad the project, and some fine cardboard for shape, and we have a practical little pocketbook :-)
For the "How authentic measure" - I have to admit, in my opinion it's not matching with any "Authenticy Measure" - at all. ¨
I didn't work after any particular example, the size has been defined by a Reclam paperback book what was handy for the shape and the size of the silk scraps. Also it lacks ties. And for the herringbone stitching - If one is too daft to verify the size while stitching.. well - let's call it - A Practical Artistic Anachronistic Pocketbook :-)
Still, I like the way it looks, it will be very practical for future outings.
|The inside, with the herringbone stitch to connect the pieces|
|With some proper correspondence inside|
|The outside. The embroidery is executed mostly in stemstich, some french knots and some leafy bits.|
|And it's raison d'être inside my reticule - the modern correspondence tool...|