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Draw a polka dot pattern.

Polka dots are forever. People wear them on clothes as babies and kids, and for tweens and teens, the print is perfect for bathing suits and sundresses.

When drawing polka dots, make sure that some fall into the folds, or else the look can be very flat. Not every dot has to be a complete circle — halve them as you reach hemlines and side seams.

Draw a fashion figure of a woman. Map out a short little romper for the figure.

Draw full and half polka dots that follow the folds of the fabric on the body’s curves. Break dots in half and place each side of the dot on the line of the fold but a little staggered.

Scatter dots all over the print for a polka dot look. Polka dots can be drawn evenly spaced, almost in a grid-like fashion, but often they occur in a more random pattern.

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