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Step 8. Finishing Up

You been through ups and downs, and you've spent a good portion of your life already making your chainmail shirt. Since you spent so much time on it already, you might as well just spend a little more time to make it look a little better. There are many different things that you can do to spice your shirt up a little, but here are a few of my suggestions.One thing you can do is make a v-neck on your shirt. During Step 6 you rounded out the neck hole a little, but you can fill in a little/take out some rings and make it look like a V.

How to Make a Chainmail Shirt- Finishing Up- thechainmail101.com

Another neckline feature you could incorporate is a V-neck that you can lace up. This can also be useful if you want your neck-hole to be smaller than your head. You can loosen it to put your shirt on, and tighten it after. This picture is actually of my shirt, because this is what I chose to do.

How to Make a Chainmail Shirt- Finishing Up- thechainmail101.com

Although I haven't tried this, I have heard good things about applying a fringe around the edges of the shirt. Maybe add different colored rings to the bottom edge, or try connecting a row of a different weave. Just do whatever you think looks best.

Another thing you can try is adding an inlay to your shirt. An inlay is a pattern of colored rings that are part of the shirt, and form a picture of some kind. Usually it is put in during the actual construction process, but it is certainly possible to do it afterwards.

That's all I have for now! I hope you enjoy your new chainmail shirt. Wear it around, take some pictures in it, and show it off. You put a lot of time into it, so make sure to enjoy it!


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