We follow the principles of Couture where our clients garments – their fit and finish, are the core values. Regarding our ethical stance – ‘hunt & gather’ means the practice of collecting discarded materials to re-use, re-imagine so we can contribute to stopping waste. We may only be able to reduce material waste from the edges of discarded mountains but it’s our footprint towards the future of cyclic renewal. Does this alter the design or quality of a beautiful wedding dress? No, because patience and expertise is used on another level again. Like with accessories your gown or separates is uniquely elevated but most importantly it is made in a healthy, skilled environment.

The processes are closely managed by designer and client: informative and a dream to the imaginative who really want a beautiful handmade gown for their special occasion. Contact directly for a free one hour consultation at Roamer Rose’s Design Studio, Grampound Road, Cornwall. Click here to contact and see our opening hours.

Original Garment Gallery


Image by Olivia Whitebread-Roberts
This two-piece is designed to be a statement for bridesmaids who don’t like dresses, and that’s ok because with trousers you can have a wider cut so elegance with free movement is achieved. The main fabric for this example is blush soft crepe – a couple of metres spare from a previous garment. The crossed front bodice is trimmed with silk flowers hand made from a glorious discarded 80’s ballgown and the back is fastened with delicate buttons from the same dress. Sized between 10-12 with alterations available, this outfit is POA

Image by Olivia Whitebread-Roberts
A glamourous bridal gown which fits like a second skin, its origins are from donated dance fabric with a heavy dose of form skimming Lycra mixed in. The back is low with a 1930’s touch: a symmetrical pleated effect to emphasis the small of the back. All the sequinned applicate work was firstly cut from a discarded dress then carefully hand sewn onto the design to highlight its features (back and neckline). There is a matching overtop which completes the outfit beautifully. Sized between 8-12 with alterations available, this dress is POA

Image by Olivia Whitebread-Roberts
A sensory delight of textures this dress and complimentary jacket is all about letting fabric show of its capabilities. The strapless dress has a full securing boned bodice with pleated chiffon overlay; the skirt is vintage 1940’s liquid satin in burnt gold with deep red rose print. The movement of this skirt is wonderous, fluid and as light as air. The tailored jacket is constructed from rose embossed velvet, if you love Chanel you will appreciate the cut and design of this beautiful waistline coat. The fabric was not a production piece but made for theatre, the claret dye was slightly off point so it was offered to me and twenty years on this is what it transformed into. An exceptional outfit for any bride or seasonal occasion, this outfit is approximately sized to a 10 – jacket 12 and alterations are available. POA

Image by Jessica Apps
Inspired by the wonders of India this mauve pink taffeta two piece was originally a full ballgown made by myself many years ago. The bodice overlay and applique on the skirt’s hemline/train are all from ivory sparkly organza remnants. The pearl and beaded application on the bodice is all hand made and applied by hand from discarded necklaces. A unique outfit that is sized 12-14 with alterations available, POA

Image by Thomas Frost
This artistic creation is incredibly special in many ways. The main concept was to utilize some silk scarf seconds from the talented designer Katie from Wild Card silks. Using just one of the dragonfly scarfs for the bodice I found some oddments of shot jade silk taffeta to create a waist stay boned foundation to support the halter neck design. The skirt created needed carefully sourced fabric as I wanted it to represent the fine veined pattern of dragon fly wings. Its rare that new materials are brought in but this had to be perfect for the overall effect. The mixture of soft silk, floaty spider tulle and the defined waist makes this gown stunning on the body. A first design for us to achieve a business to business recycled element to reduce waste. Specific measurements but slight alterations can be carried out for you, POA

Image by Thomas Frost
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Image by Joey Lamb
Deep plum pure silk taffeta – a romantic gift from my husband who found a twenty-metre roll at a second hand shop. A fabric that could only have been made into a gown like this to show off its beautiful splendour. The petticoats were all recycled from petticoat donations and the boning and fastenings came from old discarded bridesmaid stock (a practice that runs through all that we do). It really does need to be seen in real terms to appreciate its character and movement qualities this gown is sized 8-10 but full alterations can be carried out, POA

Image by Joey Lamb
Delicate and feminine, this full-length wedding dress is made from light ivory crepe and flower embroidered vintage lace from Ireland (CIRCA 1930’s). The neckline and back echo each other and the skirt is shaped into a manageable train that gently falls behind. Sized 10-12 with alterations available, POA

Image by Verity Westcott
Modern in fabric and style this easy to wear capped sleeved dress was created especially for this rustic shoot. The tone is off white Boho lace and the waist is defined with many delicately sewn pleats that blend into the A-line skirt. Other bespoke versions are available – in black too. Prices start from £395

Image by Luke Dimech
These two dresses that feature in Dekko.6 magazine are very much fabric alchemy at its most creative. A varied collection of vintage lace, china silk, discarded clothing and crochet parts were involved with all the dresses from this feature to encapsulate the sense of place and time in this Prairie inspired shoot. Again, both easy to wear, feminine and unique – if you are thinking of a barn wedding or something more relaxed these dresses fit the bill perfectly. Each dress POA