Should be plain sailing now! I took these photos at night and the colour isn't right.
I stitched a 1/4' side seam on the tweed band and fitted the crown to the band.
It looked ok after a press and I was pleased that the lining seemed to fit well. Not sure about the finished width of the band yet and I'm playing around with it to see what looks right.
I took this photo below in daylight and it shows the true colour much better.
The braid is vintage, I'm just using up whatever I have in my fabric stash. I put my son's initials in.
This button is really old and it's going on the top. And I'm starting to think about making a tassel with the braid.