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  • ChristinaB124 commented on LoSkana's instructable A novel approach to Mail armor3 months ago
    A novel approach to Mail armor

    Interesting... I never thought about how the direction would affect weight distribution. I do know about cutting fabric on-the-bias results in cloth that hangs on the body in the same way that you describe. Normally, people cut fabric in the same direction as the threads. However, if you turn the fabric and cut diagonal to the weave... you will also get the bonus of less wrinkles. I have a linen dress that is cut on-the-bias. I can wear it on a hot muggy day... no wrinkles. Bonus... I can wear it two times without needing to iron it. Double bonus... the seams & fabric are not strained when I gain a bit of weight. The bias cut... smooths out my body. Cutting on the bis does use up more fabric... but the end result is worth it. I am not sure that I will ever do chainmail... but ...see more »Interesting... I never thought about how the direction would affect weight distribution. I do know about cutting fabric on-the-bias results in cloth that hangs on the body in the same way that you describe. Normally, people cut fabric in the same direction as the threads. However, if you turn the fabric and cut diagonal to the weave... you will also get the bonus of less wrinkles. I have a linen dress that is cut on-the-bias. I can wear it on a hot muggy day... no wrinkles. Bonus... I can wear it two times without needing to iron it. Double bonus... the seams & fabric are not strained when I gain a bit of weight. The bias cut... smooths out my body. Cutting on the bis does use up more fabric... but the end result is worth it. I am not sure that I will ever do chainmail... but do admire your post... very cool!

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