Hi there!


Curious Cat Clothing is a small St. Louis-based costume and clothing company that has been serving the science fiction/anime/fantasy/Renaissance community of St. Louis since 1997. We specialize in larger sizes, famous for our Hawaiian shirts (from size small to 5x), Victorian and Edwardian corsets, and fleece ear hats. I just started making scrub hats/do-rag hats out of soft pre-washed cotton. We also have some Jaxon brand hats including English derbies, Victorian top hats and deadman top hats.

I just opened an ETSY shop for my new venture: Trouble with Trivets! Please be sure to check out my new hand crafted birch trivets and coasters I’ve been making at TechShop, the MOST AMAZING maker space imaginable! I’m also selling them on my Facebook page and on my Artfire store. I’m making new designs all the time so please go check them out.

Here’s an example of my new trivets and coasters!

About Me

I’ve been sewing in earnest since 1993. Before i could sew, I taped and stapled clothes together on my dolls. My degree is in costume design, more specifically, theatrical costuming. Curious Cat Clothing consists of me, my husband (who shleps heavy things) and my¬† #1 minion, Erin, who helps (wo)man the booth at conventions. I’m a stay-at-home mommy to my son, Gabriel, and daughter, Lillian.

I AM A FABRIC SNOB! If it’s not cotton, silk, linen or just doesn’t feels pretty, I don’t want to work with it. I have a big room of fabric/trim/buttons/patterns. So much fabric, in fact, that we now built a studio in the basement, which is nice because I can watch sci-fi while I work now.

I do not sell my work online, as my corsets need to be tried on for a proper fit. Different women have different what we like to call “squish-factor”. It’s hard to take that into account when sizing a corset. I have a few of my Hawaiian shirts, scrub hats, and some spare fabric in my Artfire store. I’m hoping to post more shirts as they’re completed, but the short run and turn around time on them makes it difficult to keep them up to date. I do hope you visit and check out what I’ve got.

I am rather active on my Facebook page, so if you don’t see updated info here, please feel free to like my page to keep up to date on what’s going on in the studio and where we’ll be next.

Thanks for visiting!

A custom vest I made for Neil deGrasse Tyson
A custom costume
A custom costume
My Hawaiian shirts
My Hawaiian shirts
My corsets
My corsets
Corset work