I have searched the internet on various dance top/bra tutorials and patterns and I still find myself indecisive, which brought upon the thought of pros and cons of both methods. Modding an existing bra can be just as time consuming as making a costume bra from scratch. However, there is more room for creative flexibility in making one as opposed to working with what there is in an existing one. I have made other various costume pieces in the past, but I have yet to tackle a top. So I ask you guys which method do you prefer when making a dance costume? Are there any good sewing patterns you would recommend I try? Are there any good base bras you recommend for modding?