Terry Dresbach

Outlander Costume Designer

Reply To: Material Culture


Hi Terry;
When I saw this thread title I was hoping it would be about fabrics and all the other pieces you use to do the costuming. I first realized my love of fabrics when my favorite exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum in Denver was the incredibly fine linen fabric in the Egyptian exhibit. It is thousands of years old and still in one piece, and the threads are so fine it amazing to think about the skill of the artisans who made it. Personally, I would love to hear about your fabrics in detail; the sourcing, the material, what it takes to use them in the ways that you do. I love the vest that helped inspire the wedding dress among other things and it would be nice to see more of that kind of thing, although I guess you must have trade secrets to hold on to. But what you can share would be great.
Thanks, Hope