Welcome! Thistle + Lilly is a newly created pattern brand, currently targeted to designing clothing patterns for babies and children for the Victorian era. While many initial patterns will be for the 1850s and 1860s, the long-term goal is to have patterns ranging from 1830-1900.


Mad About Boys

Lately I've been a little obsessed with boy's frocks.  Through my research of the 1854 dress I'm working on for Victoria (seen in this post -  and yes, I'm a little wild about scallops right now, if you haven't noticed), and through some conversations with my friend Emma, I can now see how that little girl's dress could easily be made into a boy's version of the pattern.  Which got me excited.  Which led me to gawking at boy's toddler frocks which are built on similar lines.  Here are some of my favorites:


  1. Love love love them! They are incredibly handsome!!

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