Thanks for the article Yahoo!
I got the idea for the cloud dress after I saw Savannah Guthrie from the Today Show wearing a cloud-printed dress. Since I cannot afford designer clothes, I bought some cloud fabric on Etsy, and, using an old Landsend dress as a pattern, I made my own cloud dress.
It is a big misconception that folks on local TV make tons of money. There is a small percentage of ‘ballers’ at the very top, but many local reporters and meteorologists across the country make $20k – $30k at their first TV job (in 2017).
Also, clothing is not provided; we buy our own. There are no “hair and makeup people” – we do all that crap. You get really good and fast at doing your makeup at 3am. Please don’t think I’m complaining or being ungrateful. I simply want to clear up some common misconceptions.
So anywho, I enjoy making my own clothes, because I can have a fabulous dress for usually around $20.
And to address the comments like “so what?? lots of people sew. this isn’t news.” Yes indeed plenty of folks sew. I am not the only seamstress in the world, nor am I the greatest by far.
I think the story is neat for a lot of reasons, but mainly it shows that we can have multiple ‘talents’ or hobbies outside of our defined, rigid careers titles.