out of curiousity, the 62" to 65" variation on is there an average width it usually comes in? reason being is i need about 64" to make the removable tubbed floor i have laid out the pattern for.
as for the sewing, my dad's a veteran sewer, so he'll be doing the major sewing and i'll be doing the smaller stuff like my stuff sacks, the floor, small portions of the seams and such till i get a hang of sewing the stuff. when i make my solo tarp i'll personally sew it. but the taptent for 2 my girlfriend will be sleeping in also, and is less tolerant to a ship shape shelter.