Dressing 18th century Claire is quite involved. After arriving at Castle Leoch underdressed, bedraggled, exhausted in episode 102, Claire tends to Jamie then sleeps the rest of the day.
Enter Mrs. Fitz. She unceremoniously rouses Claire to get her presentable for meeting Himself, Colum MacKenzie, Laird of Clan MacKenzie.
It began something like this….
The giggles. Her sad sack face at Mrs. Fitz taking away her food. The sweetest three year old pout ever.
The dressing ritual, but first undressing is first (no nude shots will be shown here). The 20th century undergarments cause a bit of reaction from Mrs. Fitz.
According to Terry Dresbach, this scene was filmed start to finished and edited down. It took about 20 minutes to get Cait/Claire dressed. It was very common to have a dresser versus doing it oneself daily.
I am tired thinking of this process!