How to draw dresses Step-by-Step for kids

Updated March 23, 2017

Many little girls like to draw dresses. If you are a beginner, then you will need a few tips to help you learn how to draw. All you need is a pencil and some paper. You should start with a simple design, then as you get better, you can add more detail to your dresses. Colour them in using colouring pencils after you draw them with a pencil. This will add interest to your artwork.

Create the basic shape of the skirt. A full skirt will be shaped like a bell. Start drawing a straight line for 3 to 4 inches, then swoop the line up and around to create a bell shape. This is perfect for skirts that have full bottoms, like those worn by Cinderella or Belle from "Beauty and the Beast."

Draw the top of the dress. Start at the waistline, remember to touch the tip of your pencil to the skirt so the top and bottom of the dress meet. Create a small, shallow "C" shape on one side. Do the same thing on the other side. This will create a waistline on your dress.

Draw a "V" to connect the "C" letters on your dress. The "V" will be the neckline of your dress. Erase and connect where needed to make the dress look appropriate.

Add details to your dress if you wish. A sash, or wide ribbon can be added to the waistline. A few bows may be added to the skirt. If you want to add ruffles to the bottom of the skirt, draw a continuous line of lower case letter "u's" that are connected to each other.

Draw in sleeves in you want to create long sleeves on the dress. Simply draw two parallel lines down to mimic long sleeves on the dress. As you get more practice, you will be able to draw in more detail, or change the shape of your dresses a bit.

Things You'll Need

  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Colouring pencils
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