so, I finally finished the shirt a couple days ago.
it is based on Jakob pattern from Burda Style, and I arranged it to a cowboy style.
I cut the fabric diagonally for the shoulders, pockets, and cuffs.
I wanted to do the same for the part that the buttons go on,
but ran out of fabric, and the store no longer carried the same fabric... :(
which was a real bummer...
finished up with the pearl snaps, and that made it look like a real cowboy shirt!
now it is all wrapped in the Christmas wrapping paper,
and, I am debating whether I should wait till Christmas to really surprise him,
(I think he has NO idea that I am giving him a present! because this year,
our family decided to do gifts only for the children, but no adults. even then, NINE kids in our family!)
or, I should give it to him this weekend, so that he could wear it to a couple of Christmas parties we are going this weekend...
what should I do?!