Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Athenaeum Rectory

In two summers, I am going to be attending the 1861 Girls School at Athenaeum Rectory in Columbia, TN. (Here's their website: http://www.athenaeumrectory.com/index.php/1861-girls-school)

So my first big project is the long process of outfitting myself :) The school requires each attendee to have period clothing: undergarments (chemise, drawers, hoops, corset), two day dresses, a ball gown, and a mourning dress. So much fabric! I went fabric shopping this weekend and picked up a very lightweight poly cotton for the chemise and drawers and a unidentified diagonal stripe cream fabric for the corset.

Hope to have some pictures up by the end of the week!


  1. Ooo! That sounds like so much fun! Now I want to go. :)


  2. I'm planning on going to the 1861 Girls School in two summers too!!!!!!! It feels like I can't wait that long, but I have sew much to do! :)