For the past 25 years, Jill Andrews has been making extravagant dresses for brides and whimsical costumes for actors. But this past weekend, the 47-year-old wedding gown designer from Baltimore used her sewing skills to create a different kind of garment: an anti-Ebola protection suit.
Andrews was one of 65 people taking part in an Ebola suit design challenge last weekend, organized by global health nonprofit Jhpiego and Johns Hopkins University. There were engineering students, public health workers and virologists in the mix. And one seamstress: Andrews.
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