Dressing up for the 160th celebrations in 2019


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 up in costumes which might have been worn in the years between 1859 -2019: Victorian, Roaring 20’s, 50’s, leisure suits, bell bottoms – you get the idea!

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 a bonnet or something more elaborate if time and skill level were available.


Help with any or all of the following is available:

  • Choosing/modifying a pattern
  • Underwear
  • Hat making
  • Petticoats and hoops
  • Simple skirt and jacket
  • Trimmings
  • Accessories
  • Shopping for materials and supplies – these ladies know where the bargains are to be found!

Eight people have indicated an interest in participating and there is room for a few more. An initial session with all participants will be set up shortly. Future gatherings will be arranged based on needs and interests.

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