How to Make Cami Secrets

By LeafTV Editor

Cami Secrets are a fashionable way to cover up the decolletage when wearing low-cut tops and dresses. The concept is a take on the old-fashioned dickie, which is a portion of fabric that doesn't extend all the way under the shirt. You can mimic a camisole under your shirt by creating your own camisole dickie. You will create a pattern first so that you can make endless camisole dickies in any fabric and lace or ribbon combination you choose.

Great under suits and low-cut shirts, a camisole helps you cover up!

Create Your Pattern

Step 1

Measure the distance from one bra strap to the other, as far up as you will want your camisole to display.

Step 2

Draw a straight line using a ruler on a sheet of newspaper, measuring the same length as determined in Step 1.

Step 3

Draw two straight lines down and on an angle approximately 10 inches from the ends of the first line you drew, creating a wedge shape with a gap of about 4 inches at the bottom. Connect the ends of the two lines.

Step 4

Cut out your wedge-shaped pattern and place it on top of your fabric.

Step 5

Cut your fabric following the outline of the pattern.

Add Trim and Fasteners

Step 1

Sew or glue your lace along the top, longest edge of your camisole dickie. Trim any excess.

Step 2

Sew or glue the lingerie guards (satin ribbon with snaps on each end) where the lace ends.

Step 3

Place your finished camisole dickie on your chest and attach the ends to your bra straps with the satin snaps. Add your low-cut shirt and make any needed adjustments.