I've made the main body of a shirt following this tutorial: https://metalsmithing.wonderhowto.com/how-to/make-chain-mail-armor-from-start-finish-0118499/
The tutorial says, "...don't expect the arm pit on the sleeve to connect to the armpit on the vest - they won't connect because the rings will be going in different directions. This is unavoidable. Many people leave the armpit unconnected. Other people connect it as best they can."
This is the second shirt I've made, and with the first one, I just left the area under the arms unconnected as the weave didn't match up. However I have seen a shirt in the same style with the underarms connected up properly, and I would like to connect them up so there are no holes if possible.
Is there a good way of connecting the sleeves up so there are no holes? Does anyone know of a pattern or a technique for this?
(It seems like it would be a bad idea defence-wise to have big holes under the arms as well. Historically, would the sleeves have been fully connected up?)