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.


Infant's underdress from Elizabeth Stewart Clark pattern, and bonnet

Infant chemise (or undershirt) based on original.

Petticoat, drawers, and stays for a 3 year old girl.  Stays are from Elizabeth Stewart Clark.

Child's stays from Elizabeth Stewart Clark.

Tucked petticoat.

Detail of embroidery for my daughter's drawers, based on Queen Victoria's initials.

Underwear pattern based on an original pair of child's drawers.  Buttons at the sides.

Green plaid dress with gathered bodice and ruffled petal sleeves.

Yellow and green dress with gathered front bodice.  This is an 1850s style, generally.
Infant's blue dress.

Detail on the infant's blue dress.

Infant sacque coat (based on a drawing of an original) and winter hood from Sarah Jane's pattern.

Infant sacque coat.

Booties, based on an original.

Slippers for a young child - Victoria wore these at 16 months.

Girl's gaiter shoes, from Every Lady Her Own Shoemaker book, child's size 6.


  1. Great blog ... hope to see more!

  2. Thank you Monica! I am excited to really get things rolling.

  3. Eye Candy - I love it!

  4. Theresa Sauve5/16/17, 3:20 PM

    Hi there, Could you please share what patterns you used for the dresses? The green one, yellow one, and blue one are all darling and I'd love to make some for my little girl who just turned one. THank you!!


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