Aiming for perfection, once the angle of the top edge was changed and the busk panel was patterned, I felt compelled to re-pattern the corded sections. The whole point of a pattern is to serve as a plan so you don't have to figure everything out again. If I make the pattern pieces correctly this time I can just cut and sew the next. Well, at least in theory.
The corded piece of the center front panel will be smaller than what I originally patterned since the busk panel covers 1/3 the width of the first piece. I traced the center front piece onto paper and with a tracing wheel and marked where I had positioned the cording. I folded the seam allowances in on the busk panel pattern and laid it against the center front. Then I marked the busk panel on the new pattern piece.
I added 1/2 inch seam allowance to each side and the bottom edge. (The new plan is to cut the piece on a fold and sew the cording between the folded fabric. I think this will be more efficient than dealing with two little pieces.) I re-patterned the second corded piece the same way.
Back to sewing.