Terry Dresbach

Outlander Costume Designer

About

I am Terry Dresbach. About me? Hmmm. Artist, Costume Designer, adventurer and general bomb thrower. Married to Ronald D. Moore.
On this blog I will share my current adventure, living a sort of 18th century life in Scotland while designing costumes for Outlander.

These are all pictures of me. This is me from age two to now. No I am not telling how old I am, I cannot believe that someone actually took the time to do a google search on that one! Seriously?

Anyway, there should me no confusion about who I am…

 

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…Except for this picture, which persists on the internet. This IS NOT ME! For some reason people think this is. It’s not. I don’t dress up in costumes for one thing. Not sure who this is, but the poor woman’s identity is being stolen. Now there are some other pictures out there that I wish I could substitute with this one (horrible CDG awards), and if anyone has any idea how to do it, I would be happy to replace THOSE with this woman.

But in truth, she is not me.

 

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  2. Avatarstephaniekhill

    You sure were and still are a beauty! Inside and out! I’ve seen the pic that said it was you, but I knew it wasn’t. Thank you for these..just makes you more real!

  3. Avatarvicki lynn (@vickibethlynn)

    Terry,

    I would like to get in touch with you concerning jewelry for film and TV (www.etsshopping.com) and a period designer who works with me(http://www.pinterest.com/jen_parrish/parrish-relics-jewelry/) WE LOVE YOUR WORK!! Your drive the show.I lived in Ireland for many years and would love to connect with you. Please advise how to reach you.

    Best,

    Vicki Lynn
    (Vicki I have copied your personal contact information out and will forward it. It is not safe to have it in the comments.)

  4. Avatarthehulamonkey

    W have become fascinated with costume design and just finished an interview with Phobe De Gaye (BBC Musketeer) and we’d love to interview you for a feature article on http://www.booktib.com . Longtime lovers of Outlander – you have had such a key role in bringing our beloved characters to life. Pls contact me: (forwarded the contact to Terry)

  5. Avatarswinka

    Re: Wedding Ring forged from the Lallybroch Key

    Dear Terry,
    I’ve been a fan of yours for a while. I just finish working on a TV pilot [I designed the heroine’s jewelry] and ran home in time to watch the wedding. Such a wonderful treat in every way. Anyway, a lot of Outlander fans really, really, really would like the wedding ring. And, I was wondering if I could have the permission to make it. And, if you would consider it, would it be possible to use the original key? I would like to scan it or mold it if possible.

    Thank you for your consideration. I know it’s a long shot, but it doesn’t hurt to ask.

    Good luck for the rest of the season and of course, season 2 – which will I know will be incredible project to design.

    Best wishes,
    Janet Cadsawan

  6. AvatarCarolCoyle

    Hi Terry – This is the first time I have signed up to participate in a blog (luddite that I am). I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your website, and how gorgeous the wedding dress and highland groom’s outfit are for the Outlander Series – the perfect blend of rustic and elegant. I also enjoy all the history and tidbits and music you pour into your blog. I loved the “getting dressed” post – I feel a bit lazy pulling on pants in the morning now. I can’t wait to watch the series. (as I don’t have TV), but I have watched all the clips online. All of the costumes are gorgeous – the green tartan gown-wow-!-and the knit wear! I stumbled across the Outlander books and series only recently when I was looking up something about Culloden. I spent the month of June hiking in Scotland from Glascow to Inverness and doing some touring as well. I never wanted to leave! The books, series clips, your blog and costumes have let me linger in Scotland in my imagination…..the colors and textures are gorgeous and remind me of my hike through the highlands. Thank you. Carol Coyle, Douglas, Alaska

  7. Avatar@punkiBrenda

    You failed to mention a very giving person….One that took on tons of questions and was kind enough to answer us for that Thank You…. you Terry are a brilliant designer..one with a true gift of creation. Have learned so much that I never knew about what goes on in the making and creating part you and your team just went up and beyond…The fact you kept it so real and natural is very appreciated such fantastic work!

  8. AvatarDorothy

    Terry, I hope you can stand yet another love-you-love-your-work post.

    I’ve been trying to get my sister-in-law, who has some experience with period costumes, to start watching Outlander. When I found your blog yesterday, I knew I had the hook I needed to get her into it. When I told her about your blog and your work she couldn’t wait to dive in.

    I’m impressed by both the authenticity of the costumes and the way they integrate so very organically into the shows. I remember watching the movie Belle and thinking, Oh, the costumes are lovely, wonderful, blah, blah. And they are — almost too much so. The costumes in Outlander don’t obtrude; they support the characters and the other visual elements of the stories so well.

    I can tell this is a labor of love for you, but I know — since I sew professionally; I’m a quilter — that it’s also sheer, hard labor, too. Thank you and all your crew — and everyone involved in Outlander — for bringing this story to wonderful, believable life.

    Incidentally, I have every intention of winning the STARZ Watch and Win sweepstakes. I can’t wait to see what sort of nun’s habit/cook’s outfit/shopkeeper’s dress you design for a dowdy, middle-aged woman — me! 😎

  9. AvatarMarie

    Hello Terry, from Barcelona
    We absolutely adore your work and love Outlander too. We are also costume designers, specialized in the Swing era. We’ve just started although we have previous experience in Theatre & Dance spectacles. Would you take a couple of minutes to visit our website (http://www.lavieenswing.com/) and if you like what we do, maybe could you contact us? We’d like to propose you a possible collaboration if you’d consider it.
    Thanks for your time.
    marie

  10. Koko PipkinKoko Pipkin

    Hello Terry!

    I’m in Seattle and one of our local groups is having a one-year anniversary retreat. We aren’t sure how many members it will be as it’s in its infancy of planning stages. We would like to know if you are available to do a class (maybe 3 hours or so) on a clothing topic, maybe “Women’s Clothing 15th – 18th Century”, “Aristocratic Style in a Common World”, “Costuming 101”, just to name a few. I myself am enthralled by the changes in clothing styles over the centuries, having been intrigued by designs since I was a child (I have zero creativity myself, but show me a pattern and I can make it!). We would love it for you to come (back) to the PNW for a wee visit and cover your travel.

    Thank you for your consideration,

    Koko

  11. AvatarKilwarren

    Well I just signed up and I don’t know if anyone has asked the question… who did all the wonderful knitting for Claire’s costumes?

    I love the series, the costumes and especially the colours.

    Brilliant!

    Maggi

  12. Avataracapsimalis

    Hi Terry,

    I’m so tickled to have met you and Ron this holiday season in SF. Thanks again for being so gracious and for fitting in a quick chat when our paths crossed while fabric shopping. While my professional life is rooted in high tech and software, my personal interests and hobbies take me in a very different direction – sewing, stitching, needlepoint, mosaics, creating things, indoors and out. Finding your blog is another joyful source of inspiration that makes me smile inside and out. Thank you and thanks for making time to share with us here. I can hardly wait to see what magic you bring to that fabric!

    Very best,
    Arlene

  13. jaymesagejaymesage

    Hi Terry, I feel a bit odd doing this but I’m a member of Sam’s My Peak Challenge Team Peak Warriors. There are 782 of us. We have lost a over 11,000# collectively since Sam started the program in January. We bought him a flask & had it engraved with “MPC Peak Warrior” as a thank you for inspiring and support us. We would truly like to get it into his hands personally instead of sending it off to an agent who may just add it to the pile of gifts I’m sure he receives. Here is the link to our post on his page & over 100 comments from members of the team thanking him: https://t.co/XGtaiKUagF . I am hoping that you would be able to tell me the best way to get the flask & the post plus comments to him directly. We’d really like him to know how much he’s impacted so many of our lives in a positive way. You can reach me of twitter @sagehillfarms (I’m Alpaca Whisperer) by DM if you wish or you can email me at . You can see a pic of the flask, post & comments if you click on the FB link I provided. Sorry I couldn’t send this to you more privately. I will understand if you are unable to help us out. I just had to give it a try 🙂

    Sincerely,

    Jayme L. Hettinger
    http://www.sagehillfarmsalpacas.com or http://www.shfpacas.com
    @sagehillfarms

  14. jaymesagejaymesage

    You can also check out the Outlander Personal Peak Challenge Support Group on Facebook to learn more about our team. It is a fabulous group of women supporting and lifting each other up. It’s been a live changer for me to have a community of like minded women to look to for ideas and help when I need it. It’s very empowering.

    Thanks again,

    Jayme

  15. FOTHFOTH

    Two questions on Claire’s wedding dress – !) what is the “real” color of the skirt? Depending on the lighting it looks taupe, warm beige, pale blue, gray-blue, soft green, or soft gray. 2) what was the total yardage of fabric for the skirt? Having made southern belle gowns before and know how quickly 20-30 yards end up in one layer of skirting, I am curious as to how much fabric was weighing down on Cait’s slim hips for this gown.

  16. Avatarelissa

    Hi Terry,
    I am a huge admirer of the costumes you and your team have designed and created for the outlander series. As a one time designer and now teacher of textiles and design, I am in awe of the magnificent level of detail that has gone into each and every costume it appears. I would revel in the opportunity to see a team like yours at work. Does the Outlander costume studio ever open its doors to outside volunteer help? I come from Australia but would jump at the chance to contribute in any small way to the work you do.
    Many thanks Elissa

  17. Avatarsouthernlassie

    Since I can’t figure out how to post a “like” to the recent re-post from Beth regarding her love of of everything to do with the show in addition to the fabulous costumes, I will say it here and hope you check this site occasionally.

    I’m not a television watcher, usually. Then I read all 8 books of the Outlander series. I did not want to see the television version– nothing could possibly be as good as my imagination of the characters. Then my curiosity got the best of me since there were no more books in the series, although I did read the outlandish companion & the novella about the lady (young lady) who goes to France for her chosen career., enough said, don’t want this to be a spoiler in case anyone might read this wordy posting.
    So, back to the television production. I have seriously fallen in love with the entire production and could talk anyone’s head off about “Outlander” that I could get to listen. I hope no one is offended by my next statement, my apology, in advance, but I’m entitled to my opinion and here it is:I’m so very very glad this was not done in Hollywood, with Hollywood actors. Please please, don’t ever go there! The authenticity would be lost–and I’m certain that is why Ron chose the fabulous location and the very talented, but not flashy Hollywood type actors. Yes, a sweeping generalization on my part, but I think you might understand what I mean . If Tom Cruise had been chosen for “Jamie,” I would have turned it off in 2 seconds flat! Thank you Ron & casting crew! That’s all. Had to put in my two cents. I’m looking forward to the release of the DVD for season 2! Ciao for now, Southern lass

  18. AvatarDeb Weigel

    Hello, Terry, This is my first attempt at something like this. I know you probably hear how amazing you are from a lot of people. But my 11 yr old granddaughter is in awe of you., as I am. She asked me all sort of questions: why did she do this that way, “How many skirts”. What she zeroed in on was the button holes! They’re so big, they did all that by hand back then, what are the buttons made of? What no panties!! How do you pleat all that material- meaning the wedding dress. She wore her nitie during the day too.!! Being tall & thin she defiantly noticed when she ties her stocking on. ” those would slide right off me gramie.”Being too young to watch the show I have showed her your designs off the net. As I said she’s 11, going into 6 grade. She’s been in 4-H going on her 2nd year. She has started to sew and has made the statement that she wants to go into fashion & design. Last year at the county fair – being her first year- she won grand on sewing & Grand on design. Being
    only 10 at the time she was not allowed to go to State level. I will admit had I judged it she would not have gotten grand on her sewing. Due to the layers & layers she was working with she did do an awesome job. I know I sound like the gloating Grandmother & to some degree I am. This year she’s just doing the fashion- also has a horse she’s showing. Yes I’ve sewn since jr high. Her mother, if she has to. Taylor loves color, she loves texture, she love music. On a cloudy day Taylor is the sun shine. I just wanted to Thank you for showing a little girl yes her ideas can come true and yes it takes a lot of work. I’m trying to find the video of your ?work acreage. Thank you again.

  19. Avataroutlandergermany

    Dear Terry,

    we’re Outlander Germany, the largest Outlander Fangroup in Germany.
    In consideration of our members – includes more than 5000 people – we want to make it possible for them to understand and read your blogposts.
    So we wanted to ask your permission to translate your articles about Outlander and to upload them to our Homepage.
    We link back to you of course, the original source will remain.

    Our email:

    You can find us on Twitter: @OutlandrGermany
    And our Homepage: http://www.outlander-germany.com/

    Sincerely,
    Riet, Tina, Nadine and Eveline

  20. AvatarMalcolms in Africa

    Hi Terry,
    It appears I’m about a year too late to comment on many of your posts, but the time has come to say thank you. I’ve been following you on twitter for a while by virtue of my Outlander obsession, with a particular fascination for your role, since I’m a long-time hobby seamstress. In fact, I’ve been known to open your links while standing at the sink brushing my teeth, just because I can’t wait to see your sneak peek of the newest costume.

    I just stumbled on your post about leaving Scotland, written a year ago, and just loved reading your thoughts and seeing your lovely photos.

    Thanks for taking the time to blog. I occasionally wonder if in some alternate universe, what life would have been like if I had taken the “hobby” part of “hobby seamstress” and turned it into professional. Your stories and photos let me glimpse what that might have been like. Maybe someday I’ll tackle something historical just for the fun of it. If it turns out beautiful, I’ll credit you as my inspiration. If I do a really bad job of it (which is entirely possible) I promise that’s all on me.

    Then again, maybe I’ll just stick to admiring your work and keep making my own superhero quilts and tote bags. (And hopefully soon, an Outlander tartan quilt.)

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  22. ks21ks21

    This is completely out there, but please hear me out. I am a very non-traditional girl, and when I get married I don’t want to wear a white dress. Ever since I read the scene about Aunt Jocasta giving Brianna a wool dress for her wedding present/dress, I have been dreaming of getting married in a beautiful, simple, gray or green wool dress that can be worn for many occasions. I can’t trust just anyone to replicate this dress. It is such a huge dream of mine to ask you, Terry, to design it and bring it to life, but this is obviously crazy because you must be completely swamped with making Outlander costumes. In the back of my mind, I am hoping that you will see this, and that you can magically find the time or want to create my dress. But incase you don’t, do you have any suggestions about designers you know who would like this project? I would only trust you, or someone you recommend. Thanks for humoring this dreaming girl!

  23. maariatreimamaariatreima

    Dear Mrs. Terry Dresbach,

    In awe of your work on the Outlander series, I would like to ask, if it is possible to join your amazing studio for a month of practical work in May 2016. I study tailoring in Estonia and I am passionate about costume design and menswear, especially. This school year finishes off with a month long period of practical work, we choose a studio to join and if we are accepted, we hope to get apprenticeship for that period.
    My portfolio is of my work as a painter, but I will add a link in hope of it showing my character, skill and dedication.

    https://www.facebook.com/Maaria_Treima-434911783222322/timeline/

    I wish you strength and many blessings for your inspiring work. I really look forward to hearing from you. Thank you!

    Sincerely,
    Maaria Treima

  24. AvatarReina

    Dear Terry

    I’m a Fashion Design student on Tenerife (Canry Islands, Spain), and I’m a so big fan of your work in Outlander.
    My highest dream is to be a Costume Designer in movies or TV shows, especially in the historical side, and do awesome things as you do.
    so, could yo give me some advice?

    thank you so much, and sorry if my english is not right.

  25. lisatooeslisatooes

    Hello, I am quite simply writing this on an impulse and to be honest not sure why. Your work has captivated something in my long dormant imagination about passion for doing what you love. I know what you do is so special and unique and that you have an incredible team of folks working with you to create the costumes for the Outlander series that I’m afraid no words can do justice to their perfection. Your talent and hard work – I know it is that – leave me speechless. From the incredible 1940’s styles to the beautiful gowns from season 2 we have only seen snippets of (and I’m glad of that to be honest – I love the teasers without having to see it all right now), to the men in their glory and gore, kilts, swords and all, the beautiful Highland plaids, tweeds and knits and the tiniest details of Hugh Monro. I love it all. So, I guess then just thank you. And I look forward to what’s coming next and hope this unfolds more and more in the years to come. (Hopefully) I would so very much love to visit you work space – the place where the costumes are actually put together and fitted on the actors. To see how it all comes together. It is a dream of mine. When I was a young girl and even into my20’s I wanted to have a career like yours. Something happened along the way and I never got there. I still sew a little but mostly costumes for my 7 grandkids! Or repairs and alterations for friends. Not so creative! I figure it’s too late to start again now (just turned 60), but to experience the space and energy of this process while it is happening would be something I would give much for. Again, just a big THANK YOU! You truly are an amazing, gifted woman.

  26. Avatarmona_elysa

    Hello, and first off I would like to say that I am completely in love with all your work from Outlander, and I shall never forget Claire’s wedding dress. As a former student of history, I truly admire all the detail and construction. Now while I’m sure that this is beyond a longshot, I hope there’s no harm in asking…would you accept a commission for a wedding dress? If no, do you have any recommendations of other designers who work with historical costuming? Thank you, and best wishes for all your future work!

  27. About | Terry Dresbach

    Terry Dresbach

    Outlander Costume Designer

    About

    I am Terry Dresbach. About me? Hmmm. Artist, Costume Designer, adventurer and general bomb thrower. Married to Ronald D. Moore.
    On this blog I will share my current adventure, living a sort of 18th century life in Scotland while designing costumes for Outlander.

    These are all pictures of me. This is me from age two to now. No I am not telling how old I am, I cannot believe that someone actually took the time to do a google search on that one! Seriously?

    Anyway, there should me no confusion about who I am…

     

    6dfd22d6b5c62de04f6e35002784970e

    …Except for this picture, which persists on the internet. This IS NOT ME! For some reason people think this is. It’s not. I don’t dress up in costumes for one thing. Not sure who this is, but the poor woman’s identity is being stolen. Now there are some other pictures out there that I wish I could substitute with this one (horrible CDG awards), and if anyone has any idea how to do it, I would be happy to replace THOSE with this woman.

    But in truth, she is not me.

     

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    MOST IMPORTANTLY I RARELY CHECK THIS CATEGORY, SO I MAY NOT SEE YOUR POST.

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    2. Avatarstephaniekhill

      You sure were and still are a beauty! Inside and out! I’ve seen the pic that said it was you, but I knew it wasn’t. Thank you for these..just makes you more real!

    3. Avatarvicki lynn (@vickibethlynn)

      Terry,

      I would like to get in touch with you concerning jewelry for film and TV (www.etsshopping.com) and a period designer who works with me(http://www.pinterest.com/jen_parrish/parrish-relics-jewelry/) WE LOVE YOUR WORK!! Your drive the show.I lived in Ireland for many years and would love to connect with you. Please advise how to reach you.

      Best,

      Vicki Lynn
      (Vicki I have copied your personal contact information out and will forward it. It is not safe to have it in the comments.)

    4. Avatarthehulamonkey

      W have become fascinated with costume design and just finished an interview with Phobe De Gaye (BBC Musketeer) and we’d love to interview you for a feature article on http://www.booktib.com . Longtime lovers of Outlander – you have had such a key role in bringing our beloved characters to life. Pls contact me: (forwarded the contact to Terry)

    5. Avatarswinka

      Re: Wedding Ring forged from the Lallybroch Key

      Dear Terry,
      I’ve been a fan of yours for a while. I just finish working on a TV pilot [I designed the heroine’s jewelry] and ran home in time to watch the wedding. Such a wonderful treat in every way. Anyway, a lot of Outlander fans really, really, really would like the wedding ring. And, I was wondering if I could have the permission to make it. And, if you would consider it, would it be possible to use the original key? I would like to scan it or mold it if possible.

      Thank you for your consideration. I know it’s a long shot, but it doesn’t hurt to ask.

      Good luck for the rest of the season and of course, season 2 – which will I know will be incredible project to design.

      Best wishes,
      Janet Cadsawan

    6. AvatarCarolCoyle

      Hi Terry – This is the first time I have signed up to participate in a blog (luddite that I am). I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your website, and how gorgeous the wedding dress and highland groom’s outfit are for the Outlander Series – the perfect blend of rustic and elegant. I also enjoy all the history and tidbits and music you pour into your blog. I loved the “getting dressed” post – I feel a bit lazy pulling on pants in the morning now. I can’t wait to watch the series. (as I don’t have TV), but I have watched all the clips online. All of the costumes are gorgeous – the green tartan gown-wow-!-and the knit wear! I stumbled across the Outlander books and series only recently when I was looking up something about Culloden. I spent the month of June hiking in Scotland from Glascow to Inverness and doing some touring as well. I never wanted to leave! The books, series clips, your blog and costumes have let me linger in Scotland in my imagination…..the colors and textures are gorgeous and remind me of my hike through the highlands. Thank you. Carol Coyle, Douglas, Alaska

    7. Avatar@punkiBrenda

      You failed to mention a very giving person….One that took on tons of questions and was kind enough to answer us for that Thank You…. you Terry are a brilliant designer..one with a true gift of creation. Have learned so much that I never knew about what goes on in the making and creating part you and your team just went up and beyond…The fact you kept it so real and natural is very appreciated such fantastic work!

    8. AvatarDorothy

      Terry, I hope you can stand yet another love-you-love-your-work post.

      I’ve been trying to get my sister-in-law, who has some experience with period costumes, to start watching Outlander. When I found your blog yesterday, I knew I had the hook I needed to get her into it. When I told her about your blog and your work she couldn’t wait to dive in.

      I’m impressed by both the authenticity of the costumes and the way they integrate so very organically into the shows. I remember watching the movie Belle and thinking, Oh, the costumes are lovely, wonderful, blah, blah. And they are — almost too much so. The costumes in Outlander don’t obtrude; they support the characters and the other visual elements of the stories so well.

      I can tell this is a labor of love for you, but I know — since I sew professionally; I’m a quilter — that it’s also sheer, hard labor, too. Thank you and all your crew — and everyone involved in Outlander — for bringing this story to wonderful, believable life.

      Incidentally, I have every intention of winning the STARZ Watch and Win sweepstakes. I can’t wait to see what sort of nun’s habit/cook’s outfit/shopkeeper’s dress you design for a dowdy, middle-aged woman — me! 😎

    9. AvatarMarie

      Hello Terry, from Barcelona
      We absolutely adore your work and love Outlander too. We are also costume designers, specialized in the Swing era. We’ve just started although we have previous experience in Theatre & Dance spectacles. Would you take a couple of minutes to visit our website (http://www.lavieenswing.com/) and if you like what we do, maybe could you contact us? We’d like to propose you a possible collaboration if you’d consider it.
      Thanks for your time.
      marie

    10. Koko PipkinKoko Pipkin

      Hello Terry!

      I’m in Seattle and one of our local groups is having a one-year anniversary retreat. We aren’t sure how many members it will be as it’s in its infancy of planning stages. We would like to know if you are available to do a class (maybe 3 hours or so) on a clothing topic, maybe “Women’s Clothing 15th – 18th Century”, “Aristocratic Style in a Common World”, “Costuming 101”, just to name a few. I myself am enthralled by the changes in clothing styles over the centuries, having been intrigued by designs since I was a child (I have zero creativity myself, but show me a pattern and I can make it!). We would love it for you to come (back) to the PNW for a wee visit and cover your travel.

      Thank you for your consideration,

      Koko

    11. AvatarKilwarren

      Well I just signed up and I don’t know if anyone has asked the question… who did all the wonderful knitting for Claire’s costumes?

      I love the series, the costumes and especially the colours.

      Brilliant!

      Maggi

    12. Avataracapsimalis

      Hi Terry,

      I’m so tickled to have met you and Ron this holiday season in SF. Thanks again for being so gracious and for fitting in a quick chat when our paths crossed while fabric shopping. While my professional life is rooted in high tech and software, my personal interests and hobbies take me in a very different direction – sewing, stitching, needlepoint, mosaics, creating things, indoors and out. Finding your blog is another joyful source of inspiration that makes me smile inside and out. Thank you and thanks for making time to share with us here. I can hardly wait to see what magic you bring to that fabric!

      Very best,
      Arlene

    13. jaymesagejaymesage

      Hi Terry, I feel a bit odd doing this but I’m a member of Sam’s My Peak Challenge Team Peak Warriors. There are 782 of us. We have lost a over 11,000# collectively since Sam started the program in January. We bought him a flask & had it engraved with “MPC Peak Warrior” as a thank you for inspiring and support us. We would truly like to get it into his hands personally instead of sending it off to an agent who may just add it to the pile of gifts I’m sure he receives. Here is the link to our post on his page & over 100 comments from members of the team thanking him: https://t.co/XGtaiKUagF . I am hoping that you would be able to tell me the best way to get the flask & the post plus comments to him directly. We’d really like him to know how much he’s impacted so many of our lives in a positive way. You can reach me of twitter @sagehillfarms (I’m Alpaca Whisperer) by DM if you wish or you can email me at . You can see a pic of the flask, post & comments if you click on the FB link I provided. Sorry I couldn’t send this to you more privately. I will understand if you are unable to help us out. I just had to give it a try 🙂

      Sincerely,

      Jayme L. Hettinger
      http://www.sagehillfarmsalpacas.com or http://www.shfpacas.com
      @sagehillfarms

    14. jaymesagejaymesage

      You can also check out the Outlander Personal Peak Challenge Support Group on Facebook to learn more about our team. It is a fabulous group of women supporting and lifting each other up. It’s been a live changer for me to have a community of like minded women to look to for ideas and help when I need it. It’s very empowering.

      Thanks again,

      Jayme

    15. FOTHFOTH

      Two questions on Claire’s wedding dress – !) what is the “real” color of the skirt? Depending on the lighting it looks taupe, warm beige, pale blue, gray-blue, soft green, or soft gray. 2) what was the total yardage of fabric for the skirt? Having made southern belle gowns before and know how quickly 20-30 yards end up in one layer of skirting, I am curious as to how much fabric was weighing down on Cait’s slim hips for this gown.

    16. Avatarelissa

      Hi Terry,
      I am a huge admirer of the costumes you and your team have designed and created for the outlander series. As a one time designer and now teacher of textiles and design, I am in awe of the magnificent level of detail that has gone into each and every costume it appears. I would revel in the opportunity to see a team like yours at work. Does the Outlander costume studio ever open its doors to outside volunteer help? I come from Australia but would jump at the chance to contribute in any small way to the work you do.
      Many thanks Elissa

    17. Avatarsouthernlassie

      Since I can’t figure out how to post a “like” to the recent re-post from Beth regarding her love of of everything to do with the show in addition to the fabulous costumes, I will say it here and hope you check this site occasionally.

      I’m not a television watcher, usually. Then I read all 8 books of the Outlander series. I did not want to see the television version– nothing could possibly be as good as my imagination of the characters. Then my curiosity got the best of me since there were no more books in the series, although I did read the outlandish companion & the novella about the lady (young lady) who goes to France for her chosen career., enough said, don’t want this to be a spoiler in case anyone might read this wordy posting.
      So, back to the television production. I have seriously fallen in love with the entire production and could talk anyone’s head off about “Outlander” that I could get to listen. I hope no one is offended by my next statement, my apology, in advance, but I’m entitled to my opinion and here it is:I’m so very very glad this was not done in Hollywood, with Hollywood actors. Please please, don’t ever go there! The authenticity would be lost–and I’m certain that is why Ron chose the fabulous location and the very talented, but not flashy Hollywood type actors. Yes, a sweeping generalization on my part, but I think you might understand what I mean . If Tom Cruise had been chosen for “Jamie,” I would have turned it off in 2 seconds flat! Thank you Ron & casting crew! That’s all. Had to put in my two cents. I’m looking forward to the release of the DVD for season 2! Ciao for now, Southern lass

    18. AvatarDeb Weigel

      Hello, Terry, This is my first attempt at something like this. I know you probably hear how amazing you are from a lot of people. But my 11 yr old granddaughter is in awe of you., as I am. She asked me all sort of questions: why did she do this that way, “How many skirts”. What she zeroed in on was the button holes! They’re so big, they did all that by hand back then, what are the buttons made of? What no panties!! How do you pleat all that material- meaning the wedding dress. She wore her nitie during the day too.!! Being tall & thin she defiantly noticed when she ties her stocking on. ” those would slide right off me gramie.”Being too young to watch the show I have showed her your designs off the net. As I said she’s 11, going into 6 grade. She’s been in 4-H going on her 2nd year. She has started to sew and has made the statement that she wants to go into fashion & design. Last year at the county fair – being her first year- she won grand on sewing & Grand on design. Being
      only 10 at the time she was not allowed to go to State level. I will admit had I judged it she would not have gotten grand on her sewing. Due to the layers & layers she was working with she did do an awesome job. I know I sound like the gloating Grandmother & to some degree I am. This year she’s just doing the fashion- also has a horse she’s showing. Yes I’ve sewn since jr high. Her mother, if she has to. Taylor loves color, she loves texture, she love music. On a cloudy day Taylor is the sun shine. I just wanted to Thank you for showing a little girl yes her ideas can come true and yes it takes a lot of work. I’m trying to find the video of your ?work acreage. Thank you again.

    19. Avataroutlandergermany

      Dear Terry,

      we’re Outlander Germany, the largest Outlander Fangroup in Germany.
      In consideration of our members – includes more than 5000 people – we want to make it possible for them to understand and read your blogposts.
      So we wanted to ask your permission to translate your articles about Outlander and to upload them to our Homepage.
      We link back to you of course, the original source will remain.

      Our email:

      You can find us on Twitter: @OutlandrGermany
      And our Homepage: http://www.outlander-germany.com/

      Sincerely,
      Riet, Tina, Nadine and Eveline

    20. AvatarMalcolms in Africa

      Hi Terry,
      It appears I’m about a year too late to comment on many of your posts, but the time has come to say thank you. I’ve been following you on twitter for a while by virtue of my Outlander obsession, with a particular fascination for your role, since I’m a long-time hobby seamstress. In fact, I’ve been known to open your links while standing at the sink brushing my teeth, just because I can’t wait to see your sneak peek of the newest costume.

      I just stumbled on your post about leaving Scotland, written a year ago, and just loved reading your thoughts and seeing your lovely photos.

      Thanks for taking the time to blog. I occasionally wonder if in some alternate universe, what life would have been like if I had taken the “hobby” part of “hobby seamstress” and turned it into professional. Your stories and photos let me glimpse what that might have been like. Maybe someday I’ll tackle something historical just for the fun of it. If it turns out beautiful, I’ll credit you as my inspiration. If I do a really bad job of it (which is entirely possible) I promise that’s all on me.

      Then again, maybe I’ll just stick to admiring your work and keep making my own superhero quilts and tote bags. (And hopefully soon, an Outlander tartan quilt.)

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    22. ks21ks21

      This is completely out there, but please hear me out. I am a very non-traditional girl, and when I get married I don’t want to wear a white dress. Ever since I read the scene about Aunt Jocasta giving Brianna a wool dress for her wedding present/dress, I have been dreaming of getting married in a beautiful, simple, gray or green wool dress that can be worn for many occasions. I can’t trust just anyone to replicate this dress. It is such a huge dream of mine to ask you, Terry, to design it and bring it to life, but this is obviously crazy because you must be completely swamped with making Outlander costumes. In the back of my mind, I am hoping that you will see this, and that you can magically find the time or want to create my dress. But incase you don’t, do you have any suggestions about designers you know who would like this project? I would only trust you, or someone you recommend. Thanks for humoring this dreaming girl!

    23. maariatreimamaariatreima

      Dear Mrs. Terry Dresbach,

      In awe of your work on the Outlander series, I would like to ask, if it is possible to join your amazing studio for a month of practical work in May 2016. I study tailoring in Estonia and I am passionate about costume design and menswear, especially. This school year finishes off with a month long period of practical work, we choose a studio to join and if we are accepted, we hope to get apprenticeship for that period.
      My portfolio is of my work as a painter, but I will add a link in hope of it showing my character, skill and dedication.

      https://www.facebook.com/Maaria_Treima-434911783222322/timeline/

      I wish you strength and many blessings for your inspiring work. I really look forward to hearing from you. Thank you!

      Sincerely,
      Maaria Treima

    24. AvatarReina

      Dear Terry

      I’m a Fashion Design student on Tenerife (Canry Islands, Spain), and I’m a so big fan of your work in Outlander.
      My highest dream is to be a Costume Designer in movies or TV shows, especially in the historical side, and do awesome things as you do.
      so, could yo give me some advice?

      thank you so much, and sorry if my english is not right.

    25. lisatooeslisatooes

      Hello, I am quite simply writing this on an impulse and to be honest not sure why. Your work has captivated something in my long dormant imagination about passion for doing what you love. I know what you do is so special and unique and that you have an incredible team of folks working with you to create the costumes for the Outlander series that I’m afraid no words can do justice to their perfection. Your talent and hard work – I know it is that – leave me speechless. From the incredible 1940’s styles to the beautiful gowns from season 2 we have only seen snippets of (and I’m glad of that to be honest – I love the teasers without having to see it all right now), to the men in their glory and gore, kilts, swords and all, the beautiful Highland plaids, tweeds and knits and the tiniest details of Hugh Monro. I love it all. So, I guess then just thank you. And I look forward to what’s coming next and hope this unfolds more and more in the years to come. (Hopefully) I would so very much love to visit you work space – the place where the costumes are actually put together and fitted on the actors. To see how it all comes together. It is a dream of mine. When I was a young girl and even into my20’s I wanted to have a career like yours. Something happened along the way and I never got there. I still sew a little but mostly costumes for my 7 grandkids! Or repairs and alterations for friends. Not so creative! I figure it’s too late to start again now (just turned 60), but to experience the space and energy of this process while it is happening would be something I would give much for. Again, just a big THANK YOU! You truly are an amazing, gifted woman.

    26. Avatarmona_elysa

      Hello, and first off I would like to say that I am completely in love with all your work from Outlander, and I shall never forget Claire’s wedding dress. As a former student of history, I truly admire all the detail and construction. Now while I’m sure that this is beyond a longshot, I hope there’s no harm in asking…would you accept a commission for a wedding dress? If no, do you have any recommendations of other designers who work with historical costuming? Thank you, and best wishes for all your future work!

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