k, i need some tips on making chain mail. I am currently at the point where i need to decide if it is best to proceed down the front and back of the shirt then connect them with the sides, or to connect the sides now and proceed down the torso in one complete ring. i was going to make it in two parts, a shoulder part and torso part and join them, but i have found that with a 6 in 1 pattern it is difficult to join two vertical pieces due to the overlaping layers. if i was to start over i think it would be best to start at the bottom of the shirt and work your way up but i could see some problems that way to. any body have any tips?