Terry Dresbach

Outlander Costume Designer

Reply To: The Dress


We worked the leaves and acorns as slips since stitching through such fine fabric would have wrecked the organza. It also allowed us to be getting on with the embroidery while fabrics for the dress were being finalised. The stems and garlands on the stomacher are also stand alone elements that were stitched through the smocked organza and mica layer while it was supported by paper, which was then ripped away! You can imagine HOW carefully I did that!