Rosa began learning how to sew at a very young age and created her first wedding gown at the age of sixteen in her native Såo Miguel, Azores. The wedding gown was made entirely by hand; Rosa did not use a sewing machine. There were no patterns and every design was made from scratch. That experience is what has given her such a loyal following today. After sixteen years of working in bridal shops, Rosa ventured out on her own. She began Original Designs by Rosa a few years ago and has been busy ever since. Over the years, she has made and altered simply elegant, as well as elegantly simple dresses for hundreds of brides and their wedding parties.
Rosa is very experienced with all styles, even the most intricate French bustles and bead designs. She can also design and make headpieces, veils and matching evening bags. Rosa has even created infant christening garments for her former brides. Her work is not confined to the bridal business. Rosa also alters men's suits, works with leather and can easily alter any garment. Her clientele come from all over the New England area, including high profile Rhode Islanders.
Rosa can create your fairy tale wedding gown or a prom dress that every girl would envy. She can create your own bridesmaid gowns that would fit everyone properly because it is custom made for them. Rosa can create your daughters communion dress that will make her feel like a little princess. She has also turned may brides wedding gown trains into christening gowns. Rosa is always willing to add that extra special touch; such as embroidering initials on wedding gowns. Stop by for a consultation with Rosa to see what part of your dreams she can make a reality!
• Alterations and custom-made apparel for all occasions
• Leather work
• Matching Accessories