Terry Dresbach

Outlander Costume Designer

Welcome and getting started

58

Hi everyone,

Iโ€™m sure many of you have noticed the new forum now being hosted on the blog. We really hope you enjoy some fantastic discussions about Outlander costuming. Forum rules are being developed and will be posted soon.

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Thanks and welcome aboard!

Terry and her technical team, Mandy and Candy

Terry is on Twitter @OutlanderCostum

Mandy is @rtidwell730 & Candy is @icandyapple

 

58 thoughts on “Welcome and getting started

  1. Avatarringadal

    Sorry to hear people are not always thrilled with your costuming. As a fan of the books, I had been primed to be disappointed in the show, but I really love it. Not having starz until this month, I missed the first few episodes, but have been engrossed in the show despite having read the books twice.

    I found your site looking for the costumes online. I LOVED your wedding dress and thought it was stunning. I also love the knitted shawls. I think the costumes are fantastic and I am also taken with the coat in the RENTS segment.

    Thanks again for your lovely work and your husband’s great job of adapting the books for screen, it has been great so far!

    1. Avatardjensen

      Hi Terry-I’m just getting acquainted with your blog-and forums-Like it very much-Question-Recently on twitter posts/comments about the coat Jamie (Sam) wore in Prague I was filming I was one-Should we only be discussing costumes in S2 on this blog Want to just be clear Thanks so much Terry for all the time you give to us

    1. AvatarMandy Tidwell Post author

      You can only do a photo if you have a picture on a WordPress.com account and link it to your account here. We’re looking into adding capability but not sure when that will be.

      Mandy

  2. Avatarsandyknc

    Hi Mandy. I have a minor concern/question. I notice I can no longer “like” a thread. I like that option for times that I appreciate what I’ve read, but don’t have anything to add to the conversation. It is minor detail that I certainly can do without it, but just wanted to mention it. Thanks.

    1. AvatarMandy Tidwell Post author

      Sandy,

      Are you saying that option was here on this forum and now it’s gone or that you’ve seen that option other on other pages and would like it here? Or are you talking about comments?

      I’m still learning my way around this forum software and I’m trying to determine if I have accidentally changed something or if I need to go look for a plugin to do it.

      Thanks for bringing it up! There are differences between a WordPress.com hosted blog and hosting one on your own and I haven’t resolved all of them.

      Mandy

      Mandy

        1. AvatarMandy Tidwell Post author

          Thanks, Sandy. I figured out what you were talking about eventually. ๐Ÿ™‚ I have that option turned on, I just can’t figure out why it’s not showing up. Rest assured I’m working on it!

        2. icandyappleicandyapple

          Turns out the LIKE is only available when the site is hosted on WordPress. I can add Share options to posts so that they can be shared on FB, Twitter etc. Would that be useful Mandy? Sandy? Basically all the *andys? – Candy

          1. Avatarsandyknc

            Too bad about the like button. I don’t need a share button, but I don’t speak for everyone… ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for checking.

  3. AvatarPamela

    HI Mandy! I am learning my way through this interface and am not very verse w/the computer–just your basics. However, I am determined to understand the way this new interface works. I am reading through all of the “how to links” and am also trying to figure out how to add a profile picture; however, you did shed some light into how. I will add a photo to act and then try to upload the photo.

  4. AvatarPamela

    Hi Mandy! Trying to upload photos. I that one way is to go through the dashboard and then click on media. My dashboard does not have a “media” anywhere…am I missing something?

    1. AvatarMandy Tidwell Post author

      Are you trying to upload a photo for your Profile or in the forums? For your profile, you have to be logged in at WordPress.com and edit your Public Profile. If you are trying to post a picture in the forums, click the Attachments button. Keep in mind those pics need to be smaller than 512k to upload.

  5. AvatarPamela

    Thank you! I was able to figure out what I did. I created a wordpress.”ORG” acct vs a wordpress.”Com” act. From there I just created a gravitar which was way easier!

  6. Avatarkathy smyth

    I’m going to faint dead away if I can’t find out how much fabric yardage THAT fabulous dress took to make. This whole deal speaks volumes to the talent involved in its creation. I’d do a deep curtsy to you all, but don’t think my knees would allow it. Thanks so much for the richness its brings

  7. AvatarLinda Gipson

    I just read the article where you and Ron explain the working of the wedding night. I loved the way it was handled….absolutely brilliant to break it up with flashbacks and thank you for sticking to nothing but the wedding. I have to admit the last part about “suddenly the sun had come out” line had me tearing up. Almost 30 years ago I was waiting at my husband’s (H) guard unit for his return from a short deployment. I was in good condition then and wore my spaghetti strap sundress – shirred bodice, snug torso and flared skirt. Many of the men were in a bus and I didn’t know that H. was driving, so I wondered what was happening when the bus swerved and stopped suddenly. The guys had to convince H. to finish getting them into the compound because he was coming out of the driver’s seat. Best compliment ever.

  8. Avatareeebailey

    Hi, I have posted a few reply’s on the favorite wedding dress thread, I did not see them right away (figured they needed moderating), then they showed up, and now I’m not seeing them again. Also, I keep getting error messages when I try to post a description and picture of my dress. The fils is smaller than the max listed…help.

    1. AvatarMandy Tidwell Post author

      I see your replies in the system. We are using a caching software to speed up the site which may take a few minutes to catch up with your posts.

      What is the error you are getting when you try to upload a picture?

      Mandy

  9. llerickson86llerickson86

    I’m having a skin made for my iPhone and was wondering if you could post or tell me where I can get the Fraser tartan used in the wedding. I was given a link to a register of the tartans but wasn’t sure which was the correct one. I don’t need the actual material jus a photo that I can upload and send to the site that does the skins. Thanks so much…

  10. Avatarsabrinawall

    Terry, thank you for sharing your story as well as the details of your adventure in Scotland and with Outlander. You are passionate and smart and that shows in your work as well as your writing.

  11. Avatarseddi

    Terry, your love letter to Scotland was wonderful. Even thought I do not live there, I have been many times at all times of the year and understand what you will be missing. Whenever I fly in and see the meadow muffins before Glasgow airport, I feel like I am at home. ‘Tis a wonderful place. I hope your trip home is safe and not stressful, and thank you and Ron for taking us along this trip of yours!

  12. AvatarMinnie03

    Terry, your love letter was just beautiful. I had the chance MANY years ago to visit Glasgow and Edinburgh, and I just loved it. It is truly a magnificent place to visit. Thank you for everything you and your hubby have done for giving us Outlander. I am officially obsessed, cannot wait to read all the books, and see the rest of Season1 starting in April.

  13. Avatarladyneat

    I am sorry to hear of the need for moderating people. I love you blog and the insights you provide on here and in the podcast with Ron have me watching everything differently. Thank you for all you do to fill out our experience of this world and all the efforts that go into it.

  14. 310moore310moore

    Terry,
    Thank you for sharing your love and thoughts about Scotland…..it is a beautiful love letter. Scotland is now on my wish list, and thanks to you, I will make sure I visit in the summer for sure. California summer is just starting to release it’s blistering grasp, however drought is a problem. We could use some rainy weather. Bring some home and have a safe trip !!

  15. TracyTracy

    As a amateur costume maker, Outlander addict, & lover of Scotland, I am in heaven! Thank you so much for your insights & thoughts. It truly is the details that make the difference. So much hard work behind the scenes!! I look forward to the rest of season 1 to see what other treasures you have created. Again, thank you.

  16. SelkieSelkie

    Your blog is simply wonderful, Terry and I so very much hope that we in Scotland will be able to view the series soon. It is so frustrating for us! I am blown away by your amazing costuming (and never mind the critics viz. ‘historical accuracy’ – I’m a tellin’ you, in Scotland over the many years and our wonderful ability to improvise, any variation may very well have been possible)!

    Hope you return to us here soon!

  17. Avatarlaplane

    terry, this is the first time, after the one comment that i posted, that i was able to get to your site and find a way to reply [although this is not a reply to any of the postson this page.] is there a link to your IP people at which help can be requested? i enjoy the posts to your page a great deal and would love to get into conversations with some of the posters. thanks for any counse!

    best, inge oppenheimer

  18. GailGail

    Terry read you love letter to Scotland anad wanted to share a similar reaction I had when I visited Ireland. Around every turn and corner another lovely view or quaint site. Just a remarkable country with wonderfully generous people.

  19. Avatareeyore1968

    MS. Dresbach, I am looking forward to the next season’s costume’s with great anticipation. I can’t wait to see the beautiful Ms. Balfe in the blood red mantua gown and Mr. . Heughan in a powdered wig complete with beauty marks. Should be quite the visual in Versailles….your costumes are just amazing and the research you must do is a credit to your craft and expertise. How can anyone not be in awe of you and your amazing staff? Cheers, M. Halbert —Canada

  20. Avatarandrea.kappes

    I love the books and adore the the series and the costumes are amazing and finding your blog has been a thrill. I am rapturusly reading and drooling over the wonderful pictures! More please. I have been so inspired I took on my own costume project for our local historical society… a reenactment of a wedding from 1864…I outfitted the entire bridal party. I am not sure if I hadn’t been watching Outlander and seen and been so inspired by all your lovely work I would have taken it on at all. So thank you and keep up the amazing work.

  21. rhonnie.b@xtra.co.nzrhonnie.b@xtra.co.nz

    Hi Terry, love the Gathering dress although I can see that things were not quite as perfect as later costumes, It’s all a learning process as you go sometimes isn’t it. I would still love to see a technical sketch of the pattern pieces that make up the back of the costumes. It is literally killing me not knowing how that back pleating is done. There is no bulk in the bodice but a full pleat at the back without a waist seam to be seen. have pity on me please. As always, superb work by you and your team. Can’t wait to see more when it’s possible. Are you going to be showing any of the 1940’s costumes?

    Cheers Rhonnie

    Welcome and getting started | Terry Dresbach

    Terry Dresbach

    Outlander Costume Designer

    Welcome and getting started

    58

    Hi everyone,

    Iโ€™m sure many of you have noticed the new forum now being hosted on the blog. We really hope you enjoy some fantastic discussions about Outlander costuming. Forum rules are being developed and will be posted soon.

    Registration is required to post comments or post in the forums.

    To make a comment on a blog post or to post in the forum, you will need to be a registered user for http://www.TerryDesbach.com.

    You can register by CLICKING HERE.

    As part of the registration process, you should receive an email containing your new password. Be sure to check your spam or junk mail folders, because sometimes this message will end up marked as junk. If you don’t find an email in your junk/spam folder, try going to the login screen and choosing Lost Your Password. This should send a new password email.

    To log in, enter the username you chose when you registered and the password you received in email.

    Once you log in, you can click on your User Name in the top right of your browser and choose Edit My Profile. This is where you can change your password and make other customizations for your profile.

    For those of you with existing WordPress.com accounts, you must register specifically on TerryDresbach.com before you can log in with your WordPress.com account. Simply follow all the steps above to register with the site and then follow the steps to edit your profile. You will find an option to link your WordPress.com account towards the bottom of the Edit Profile section. Once you have linked your accounts, you should be able to log in using your WordPress.com account and clicking the โ€˜Login with WordPress.comโ€™ button.

    If you have any problems, questions or if you never receive a password, please send email to .

    Thanks and welcome aboard!

    Terry and her technical team, Mandy and Candy

    Terry is on Twitter @OutlanderCostum

    Mandy is @rtidwell730 & Candy is @icandyapple

     

    58 thoughts on “Welcome and getting started

    1. Avatarringadal

      Sorry to hear people are not always thrilled with your costuming. As a fan of the books, I had been primed to be disappointed in the show, but I really love it. Not having starz until this month, I missed the first few episodes, but have been engrossed in the show despite having read the books twice.

      I found your site looking for the costumes online. I LOVED your wedding dress and thought it was stunning. I also love the knitted shawls. I think the costumes are fantastic and I am also taken with the coat in the RENTS segment.

      Thanks again for your lovely work and your husband’s great job of adapting the books for screen, it has been great so far!

      1. Avatardjensen

        Hi Terry-I’m just getting acquainted with your blog-and forums-Like it very much-Question-Recently on twitter posts/comments about the coat Jamie (Sam) wore in Prague I was filming I was one-Should we only be discussing costumes in S2 on this blog Want to just be clear Thanks so much Terry for all the time you give to us

      1. AvatarMandy Tidwell Post author

        You can only do a photo if you have a picture on a WordPress.com account and link it to your account here. We’re looking into adding capability but not sure when that will be.

        Mandy

    2. Avatarsandyknc

      Hi Mandy. I have a minor concern/question. I notice I can no longer “like” a thread. I like that option for times that I appreciate what I’ve read, but don’t have anything to add to the conversation. It is minor detail that I certainly can do without it, but just wanted to mention it. Thanks.

      1. AvatarMandy Tidwell Post author

        Sandy,

        Are you saying that option was here on this forum and now it’s gone or that you’ve seen that option other on other pages and would like it here? Or are you talking about comments?

        I’m still learning my way around this forum software and I’m trying to determine if I have accidentally changed something or if I need to go look for a plugin to do it.

        Thanks for bringing it up! There are differences between a WordPress.com hosted blog and hosting one on your own and I haven’t resolved all of them.

        Mandy

        Mandy

          1. AvatarMandy Tidwell Post author

            Thanks, Sandy. I figured out what you were talking about eventually. ๐Ÿ™‚ I have that option turned on, I just can’t figure out why it’s not showing up. Rest assured I’m working on it!

          2. icandyappleicandyapple

            Turns out the LIKE is only available when the site is hosted on WordPress. I can add Share options to posts so that they can be shared on FB, Twitter etc. Would that be useful Mandy? Sandy? Basically all the *andys? – Candy

            1. Avatarsandyknc

              Too bad about the like button. I don’t need a share button, but I don’t speak for everyone… ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for checking.

    3. AvatarPamela

      HI Mandy! I am learning my way through this interface and am not very verse w/the computer–just your basics. However, I am determined to understand the way this new interface works. I am reading through all of the “how to links” and am also trying to figure out how to add a profile picture; however, you did shed some light into how. I will add a photo to act and then try to upload the photo.

    4. AvatarPamela

      Hi Mandy! Trying to upload photos. I that one way is to go through the dashboard and then click on media. My dashboard does not have a “media” anywhere…am I missing something?

      1. AvatarMandy Tidwell Post author

        Are you trying to upload a photo for your Profile or in the forums? For your profile, you have to be logged in at WordPress.com and edit your Public Profile. If you are trying to post a picture in the forums, click the Attachments button. Keep in mind those pics need to be smaller than 512k to upload.

    5. AvatarPamela

      Thank you! I was able to figure out what I did. I created a wordpress.”ORG” acct vs a wordpress.”Com” act. From there I just created a gravitar which was way easier!

    6. Avatarkathy smyth

      I’m going to faint dead away if I can’t find out how much fabric yardage THAT fabulous dress took to make. This whole deal speaks volumes to the talent involved in its creation. I’d do a deep curtsy to you all, but don’t think my knees would allow it. Thanks so much for the richness its brings

    7. AvatarLinda Gipson

      I just read the article where you and Ron explain the working of the wedding night. I loved the way it was handled….absolutely brilliant to break it up with flashbacks and thank you for sticking to nothing but the wedding. I have to admit the last part about “suddenly the sun had come out” line had me tearing up. Almost 30 years ago I was waiting at my husband’s (H) guard unit for his return from a short deployment. I was in good condition then and wore my spaghetti strap sundress – shirred bodice, snug torso and flared skirt. Many of the men were in a bus and I didn’t know that H. was driving, so I wondered what was happening when the bus swerved and stopped suddenly. The guys had to convince H. to finish getting them into the compound because he was coming out of the driver’s seat. Best compliment ever.

    8. Avatareeebailey

      Hi, I have posted a few reply’s on the favorite wedding dress thread, I did not see them right away (figured they needed moderating), then they showed up, and now I’m not seeing them again. Also, I keep getting error messages when I try to post a description and picture of my dress. The fils is smaller than the max listed…help.

      1. AvatarMandy Tidwell Post author

        I see your replies in the system. We are using a caching software to speed up the site which may take a few minutes to catch up with your posts.

        What is the error you are getting when you try to upload a picture?

        Mandy

    9. llerickson86llerickson86

      I’m having a skin made for my iPhone and was wondering if you could post or tell me where I can get the Fraser tartan used in the wedding. I was given a link to a register of the tartans but wasn’t sure which was the correct one. I don’t need the actual material jus a photo that I can upload and send to the site that does the skins. Thanks so much…

    10. Avatarsabrinawall

      Terry, thank you for sharing your story as well as the details of your adventure in Scotland and with Outlander. You are passionate and smart and that shows in your work as well as your writing.

    11. Avatarseddi

      Terry, your love letter to Scotland was wonderful. Even thought I do not live there, I have been many times at all times of the year and understand what you will be missing. Whenever I fly in and see the meadow muffins before Glasgow airport, I feel like I am at home. ‘Tis a wonderful place. I hope your trip home is safe and not stressful, and thank you and Ron for taking us along this trip of yours!

    12. AvatarMinnie03

      Terry, your love letter was just beautiful. I had the chance MANY years ago to visit Glasgow and Edinburgh, and I just loved it. It is truly a magnificent place to visit. Thank you for everything you and your hubby have done for giving us Outlander. I am officially obsessed, cannot wait to read all the books, and see the rest of Season1 starting in April.

    13. Avatarladyneat

      I am sorry to hear of the need for moderating people. I love you blog and the insights you provide on here and in the podcast with Ron have me watching everything differently. Thank you for all you do to fill out our experience of this world and all the efforts that go into it.

    14. 310moore310moore

      Terry,
      Thank you for sharing your love and thoughts about Scotland…..it is a beautiful love letter. Scotland is now on my wish list, and thanks to you, I will make sure I visit in the summer for sure. California summer is just starting to release it’s blistering grasp, however drought is a problem. We could use some rainy weather. Bring some home and have a safe trip !!

    15. TracyTracy

      As a amateur costume maker, Outlander addict, & lover of Scotland, I am in heaven! Thank you so much for your insights & thoughts. It truly is the details that make the difference. So much hard work behind the scenes!! I look forward to the rest of season 1 to see what other treasures you have created. Again, thank you.

    16. SelkieSelkie

      Your blog is simply wonderful, Terry and I so very much hope that we in Scotland will be able to view the series soon. It is so frustrating for us! I am blown away by your amazing costuming (and never mind the critics viz. ‘historical accuracy’ – I’m a tellin’ you, in Scotland over the many years and our wonderful ability to improvise, any variation may very well have been possible)!

      Hope you return to us here soon!

    17. Avatarlaplane

      terry, this is the first time, after the one comment that i posted, that i was able to get to your site and find a way to reply [although this is not a reply to any of the postson this page.] is there a link to your IP people at which help can be requested? i enjoy the posts to your page a great deal and would love to get into conversations with some of the posters. thanks for any counse!

      best, inge oppenheimer

    18. GailGail

      Terry read you love letter to Scotland anad wanted to share a similar reaction I had when I visited Ireland. Around every turn and corner another lovely view or quaint site. Just a remarkable country with wonderfully generous people.

    19. Avatareeyore1968

      MS. Dresbach, I am looking forward to the next season’s costume’s with great anticipation. I can’t wait to see the beautiful Ms. Balfe in the blood red mantua gown and Mr. . Heughan in a powdered wig complete with beauty marks. Should be quite the visual in Versailles….your costumes are just amazing and the research you must do is a credit to your craft and expertise. How can anyone not be in awe of you and your amazing staff? Cheers, M. Halbert —Canada

    20. Avatarandrea.kappes

      I love the books and adore the the series and the costumes are amazing and finding your blog has been a thrill. I am rapturusly reading and drooling over the wonderful pictures! More please. I have been so inspired I took on my own costume project for our local historical society… a reenactment of a wedding from 1864…I outfitted the entire bridal party. I am not sure if I hadn’t been watching Outlander and seen and been so inspired by all your lovely work I would have taken it on at all. So thank you and keep up the amazing work.

    21. rhonnie.b@xtra.co.nzrhonnie.b@xtra.co.nz

      Hi Terry, love the Gathering dress although I can see that things were not quite as perfect as later costumes, It’s all a learning process as you go sometimes isn’t it. I would still love to see a technical sketch of the pattern pieces that make up the back of the costumes. It is literally killing me not knowing how that back pleating is done. There is no bulk in the bodice but a full pleat at the back without a waist seam to be seen. have pity on me please. As always, superb work by you and your team. Can’t wait to see more when it’s possible. Are you going to be showing any of the 1940’s costumes?

      Cheers Rhonnie

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