Dressing up for the 160th celebrations in 2019


Bonnet Making Workshop, May 2012

In 2019 Bath will be celebrating 160 years of incorporation as a village. The Bath Canada Day Committee has a number of projects in the works to celebrate this milestone.  One of these is to encourage residents and visitors to dress in costumes which might have been worn in the years between 1859 -2019: Regency, Victorian, Roaring 20’s, 50’s, leisure suits, bell bottoms – you get the idea! We will be offering a prize for the best dressed family in the Parade

In the lead up to the War of 1812 celebrations, many people wanted to know how to dress in a period costume so a seminar and bonnet making workshop were offered.

Moving forward to 2019, members of the Historical Costume Club of Kingston have offered to teach people how to make their own period costume (1859 to early 1900’s) This could be a simple as a basic skirt and jacket to be worn with a purchased white blouse or something more elaborate if time and skill level were available.

Workshops could include:

  • Help with choosing/modifying a pattern
  • Underwear
  • Hat making
  • Petticoats and hoops
  • Simple skirt and jacket
  • Trimmings
  • Accessories

But we need to know who might be interested in what.  An information session will be organised for late January 2019 based on the feedback from area residents.

Please contact Deb  deblovegrove@sympatico.ca  by January 15th and tell her what you would like to learn and / or make.