Having a hard time finding a costume bra that fits?
If you said yes, you’re not alone. 🙂
In fact, finding a well-fitting bra is one of the biggest costume challenges I hear from dancers every week.
The problem is…
…that many of the costumes on the market were made to fit “average” body sizes.
When I had my first solo performance opportunity, I was disappointed to see the options available to me. Being shorter and smaller than “average”, I was often swimming in these pre-made costumes.
These pre-made costumes are made to fit “everyone”, but I believe that very few people find them perfect-fitting unless they are custom made.
In reality, each one of us has a uniquely shaped, beautiful body. And as a dancer, it’s really important that you have a bra that fits and makes you feel confident on stage!
So what do you do?
The best way to tackle this challenge is making your own belly dance bra.
“But I don’t know how to sew!”
Don’t worry, once you try, it’s not that hard. I’ll show you how you can make your own belly dance bra 🙂
Getting Started: Belly Dance Bra Making 101
Here, I have my best tutorials on how to make/fix belly dance bras to get you started. Go ahead and have a look, and give it a try. Soon you’ll be able to make a beautiful costume bra that fits you well and that you feel great dancing in.
In this 4-part series, you’ll learn everything you need to know to make a belly dance bra, like how to pick the correct type of base bra, easiest fabric to work with, and how to cover all parts nicely so you can decorate it however way you like. 🙂
Have a belly dance bra, but the shoulder straps aren’t quite right? Often the straps of belly dance bras are beaded, and it can be intimidating to cut or alter them. In this tutorial, I show how I altered my beaded bra.
There are times you have to stuff your bra cups to make them fit right. Stuffing cotton balls in cups can get unhygienic. In this post, I show you how I make my own bra inserts that are removable, washable and transferrable.
Want to learn more about how to make belly dance costumes?
Sign up for my new FREE email course “Belly Dance Costume Making 101” below! You’ll receive a series of email lessons where you learn how to make different pieces of belly dance costumes 🙂