D. The Last of This Project, and Lessons Learned
I was not as happy with the way the pellote turned out, but at least I will know better for the next time I attempt it. For one, I will not order the fabric on-line, but will take a good look at what I am getting. For another, although the later versions of the pellote are indeed this narrow (those crazy 1280s), I will make my third attempt closer to that of the mid-1240s by adding perhaps an inch to the curve of the front and back panel, and bringing the lower edge up another inch, or inch and a half.
I was happy with the way that gold trim worked for the neck and the way it hid the front seam, in any case.
Thank you all, once again, for hosting this unique event in these exceptional times. When we can be confident to meet again in person, I am sure many of us will be grateful for the opportunity this gave for us to make lovely garb to celebrate that meeting.