No, i not doing it any differently now. I had started over there and then decided that approach was nuts. What you see now is the final repair. I just have to glue back down the seam back there.
I thought about cutting it too so perhaps I will give that some more thought. I have enough fabric to do that, I just don't have a piece big enough to rebuild the whole curved piece again. It's on the outside bottom of the bow. It's not a wear area but it's possible water might get in there.