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How to Order :

Note that minimum 6weeks lead time is required for all custom made garments. 

The Process

1. Consultation

The consultation is when you get the opportunity to sit with Rose and lay out all of your dress dreams. You are encouraged to bring all picture inspiration and anything that will assist us in getting the full feel of your big day.

Together we will go through the various design options, what shapes and cuts best suit your figure, colour options, fabric use, budget, and all other relevant details.

2. Quote

You will receive a written quote on the dress discussed in your consultation along with the drawing of your design. This quote will be on the fabrics discussed in your consultation. Should you wish to change the design or fabric this quote may be subject to change.

If you accept the quote then a 50% deposit will need to be made before work on your garment will commence.

3. Fitting 1 - mock-up fitting

A final run-through of your design will be done to confirm the exact specifications and sign off on these. You will have a mock fitting of your basic design, made from inexpensive fabric. Please wear the underwear that you plan to wear with the final dress to all fittings.

4. Fabric shopping

Rose will accompany you to the fabric store to help select the appropriate fabric for your design. Please note that the fabric choice is integral to the design of the dress: once the fabric has been selected, it may not be possible to change your design without incurring further costs, so be sure that you are happy with the design you have chosen.

5. Fittings 2/3/4

In these fittings you will be trying on your dress, in your selected fabric, and witness as it develops. Each fitting is 45 minutes long. It is important that you wear similar underwear to what you will be wearing on your special day, and the same shoes, so as to ensure the correct fit. I caution against wearing heavy makeup to fittings as you run the risk of staining your gown.

During fittings you are encouraged to give open and honest feedback on how you like your dress. At the end of each fitting notes will be made on alterations and any changes that you desire and you will sign off on these. Any changes requested after the gown has been completed, either may not be possible or further costs may be incurred.

6. final fitting and collection

Upon the collection of your dress you are encouraged to bring your accessories and shoes to see how the whole look finally comes together.

Note that payment is to be made in full before the dress can be taken from the premises. Proof of EFT and cash are accepted.
Quotes given are subject to change should the design or fabric choice be altered.
Please note that the consultation fee is R300 and will be refunded on the placement of an order.


Shop 2, Durham Square, Corner of Durham Avenue and Main Rd, Salt River, Cape Town

  • “Thank you Rose for making the most wonderful wedding dress for Natalie and in super quick time!  Also thank you for your patience with me a mother who has no clue on fashion and your willingness to come to my office to do a fitting the day before the wedding!”
  • “Rose is a very talented designer, who put in a lot of effort to help me capture the essence of my dress, from day one through to completion. I would definitely go to her again for any dress designs or revamps”
  • I can highly recommend Rose Molteno, not only for her workmanship, which is impeccable, more so her client service from inception to the final fitting, she designed my daughters matric dance dress to her expectation, one happy client, well done Rose and I wish you all the best in business.
  • Rose is a true professional - with only three conveniently quick fittings Rose created the most sensational bridesmaids dress I was excited and most chuffed to wear. The compliments on the day were testament to her beautiful design. It was an absolute pleasure working with Rose - who understands and fulfills her clients needs perfectly. I will certainly be using Rose's talent again and highly recommend her.
  • I would like to thank Rose for making my matric farewell dress. Her standard of work is of the best quality and her kind and professional mannerisms made it a pleasure dealing with her. I highly recommend Rose to anyone who needs that special outfit made. 
  • Thanks very much for the beautiful dress you made for me for my sons wedding in just 5 short fittings. It came out just as the photo I gave you . I was really please with the fit and the colour and just loved the lace. 
  • You made Becky a beautiful dress that she really loved and that matched her personality.  We really enjoyed your professionalism and friendliness.  Who knows, maybe in a few year’s time you will be making Becky’s wedding dress !!!!
  • The profoundly remarkable thing about the dress Rose Molteno created is that: for a dress to stand out with minimalistic red lace and georgette (between a sea of glitter and satin) is art. I own two meters of evergreen art and for that, Rose Molteno, I am grateful forever.