Brian, it looks great. Gringo is 100% right with everything he told you. If it was me, I would take out the stitching and overlap the pieces until they are smooth, which might require a little cutting, and then staple it down, and yes, all the way across the rear bow. It will be stapled down by the wire-on too, so don't go crazy with the first row of staples.
No one lives forever, the trick is creating something that will.