Inserting the spoon busk was not as difficult as I expected it to be. Dealing with the curve was not a problem. The fiddly-ness of the whole thing was brought on by my making it a separate panel because of the mesh.
The busk needed to lay on top of the cording, so to make certain I had everything set up correctly I laid the pieces out the way they would be when finished.
Then I marked the spaces for the loops.
The pieces where sewn together.
The seam allowance was graded and pressed, then the busk was slid in place. I pinned it so it was snug, and made a groove along the edge of the busk.
I rolled the fabric out 1/8 inch from the groove, folded it under, and pressed it. Then I folded the raw edge of the busk facing under 1/4 inched and pressed it flat.
With the seam allowances tucked under, the busk was slipped back in and basted in place.
And finally, sewn.
I sewed around the top and bottom curves with white thread to finish it off. Next up, the stud side.