I want to use this design on a shirt but can not figure out how to just have the dots clip to the shape without having a fill color.
So basically I want the fill color gone and the dot pattern to still exist.
If this is for print production, the white is irrelevant and can remain without any issues. White = stock (paper) in print.
In any event to remove the background fill of the shape when a pattern overly is applied, simply reduce the Fill Opacity to 0% for that layer.
Of course, this assume the white is not actually part of the pattern used in the overlay. If the white is part of the pattern, you need to recreate the pattern without the background.