chain mail shirt

So, now you know how to make your own chain mail links and assemblies. And now, you want to make a shirt. A chain mail shirt can also be called a hauberk.

I will post a link here to the pattern that I used to make my shirt. David Heirtzler wrote the article and the pattern and I can not improve on it.

http://www.bladeturner.com/pattern/hauberk/hauberk.html

The biggest thing with making something like this is to pay attention to the direction that links hang. Chain mail will move in one direction (expand/contract) but not move in another direction. To make a clothing item, you need the expansion to be in the correct place.

I followed the above pattern almost to the letter. Once you learn a little more about the chain mail, you can edit the pattern to fit your body or project.

Go ahead, make a shirt, have some fun.

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