I started by sewing the elastic to each side of the upper front.
Then I sewed the 2 front pieces together.
And sewed the straps to the top, and used the double needle to finish the edges.
This is sewing up much quicker than I thought it would, so I sewed the contrast band to the lower front.
And sewed both front pieces together.
I only have a few days left to get it done for the contest, but I should be able to get it finished (even if I don’t have every step blogged in time). Not only is it sewing up quicker than I anticipated but I am loving how it is turning out and can’t wait to see it done. (and my daughter can’t wait to go swimming)