Terry Dresbach

Outlander Costume Designer

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Sketch of Claire



Claire - Stones DR 1 copy

This sketch of the “shift” dress was done over a year ago, before Catriona or Sam were cast. I locked myself in a London hotel room and sketched for weeks.
As you can see, the final dress was a bit different, button instead of bow, 3/4 sleeves and a leather belt. But that is the process, it is an organic thing. Things change and evolve.

I guess it was pretty successful. It was such a pain to design and then to make. So many prototypes. But it is starting to grow on me…