We do not have any place to buy martial arts stuff around here. I have to order stuff online. I am planning on buying a judo gi anyway sometime this month. The idea of sewing on a shoestring is a good one and I will probably do that to the one I have now.
Thanks for all the suggestions once again.
Since there are hardly any throws from grabbing a lapel in Aikido, you donīt really need a judo gi. A karate gi is just fine, and probably better for women because of the added strings at the bottom.
Unless it is really cold in your place and you want the heavy fabric.