My favorite hiking shorts are going, going, almost gone, so I'm going to use them as a pattern for a new pair ... considering fabrics now and leaning towards a medium/heavy weight nylon spandex in black. Spandex world has several interesting looking ones at reasonable prices:http://spandexworld.com/
If I like the results, I'll go on to use the same pattern to make a pair of pants for cooler weather.
Am going to add a couple of additional tie-outs to the top of my MYOG tarptent for better hold-down protection in the wind.
Also waist and shoulder strap storage for my semi-MYOG backpack. (Semi-MYOG = Granite Gear frame and suspension system with a MYOG packbag.