my aunt, an accomplished seamstress, has generously offered to make me some custom clothing/items. all i have to do is get the pattern and the material.
i don't want to take advantage of her generosity, so i'm trying to decide on just two items that would be the best choice to have custom made for myself.
i'm tall and skinny, (6'6" and 155lbs) so finding clothing is difficult. i am also currently borrowing a 4 pound backpack from my brother. so, i'm thinking of having a backpack made, or some rain gear (maybe waterproof gortex pants), since raingear tends to be expensive and never in my size.
any suggestions on what the best material for a backpack or rain pants would be?
what would your choice of items be, if you had access to someone who would custom sew it together for free be? pants, shirts, other gear?
in other words, what item would offer the best bang for the buck, if made from scratch?
thanks for the suggestions.