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Back-to-School Collection for Kids

by fakepeeps7 Posted 12th Jul 2008 at 8:21 PM - Updated 2nd Sep 2008 at 9:27 PM by fakepeeps7
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This is a new mesh, and means that it's a brand new self contained object that usually does not require a specific Expansion pack (although this is possible depending on the type). It may have Recolours hosted on MTS - check below the description for more information.
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Yes, that time of year is approaching once more. Have you started your back-to-school shopping yet? Well, at least your Sims can get a jump on things. Here are five new meshes and plenty of colours from which to choose. Your Sims may not want to go back to school, but maybe buying them a bunch of new clothes will soften the blow a little.

To start things off, we have an outfit for little Sim boys. It features basic jeans and a t-shirt, along with a vest. Each vest has a different graphic on the back, and it comes in six colours: yellow, khaki, red, orange, green, and blue. The silver belt buckle has a scorpion on it (swiped from big brother… don’t tell!). Each outfit comes with matching sneakers.

The next offering is a short-sleeved hoodie. This is also for boys. It comes in six styles/colours: blue gnome, orange & white plumb-bob, green & yellow plumb-bob, green camouflage, blue camouflage, and red llama. These hoodies come with jeans and matching sneakers.

One thing that was lacking in my game (with my configuration of EPs, anyway) was a good, all-purpose, long-sleeved hoodie for kids. So I made a whole bunch.

There are six hoodie for boys. They are layered over a t-shirt and come in more muted tones than the girls’ hoodies. (I’ve set these ones so they’ll work for girls as well… just in case your tomboys find the girls’ hoodies a little too… well, girly.) The hoodies with the t-shirts come in dusty blue, orange, yellow, green, red, and light blue-grey.

There are also six hoodies just for girls (they look like they might be layered over a tank top) that come in a rainbow of colours: red, orange-red, gold, green, turquoise, and purple.

All the hoodies have a decal on the chest of a Maxis character. They come with jeans and matching shoes.

Next on the back-to-school shopping list are some simple pullover dresses for girls. All of the dresses come with coordinating leggings and there are six colours to choose from: pink with yellow flowers, gold floral, green leaves, blue leaves, fuchsia with pink flowers, and black-on-white floral. They all come with black Mary Jane shoes. These dresses would be perfect for cartwheels on the playground.

And last (but not least) we have a sweater and skirt set for girls. Each sweater features some kind of decoration (decal or embroidery) and coordinates with the striped shirt, skirt, and shoes. There are six colour combinations from which to choose: turquoise with chocolate brown; yellow, green, and dark pink; pink, green, and yellow; green and blue; aqua, pink, and periwinkle; and lilac and tan.





All of these clothes require my custom meshes, which are included in their respective files. If you would like to make recolours, please link back to this thread for the proper mesh.

Enjoy!

Polygon Counts:
vest = 1826
short-sleeved hoodie = 1983
long-sleeved hoodie = 2100
dress = 1940
sweater & skirt outfit = 1976

Additional Credits:
Thank you to tiggerypum and HystericalParoxysm for their great meshing tutorials. Thanks also to wes_h, CatOfEvilGenius, and t2suggas (and anyone else I might have missed) for answering my meshing questions and helping me figure things out. I certainly couldn't have done it on my own!
Tags: #school, #kids, #casual, #hoodie, #outfit, #dress, #boy, #girl, #unisex

Age: Child
Gender: Male Female
Clothing Type: Everyday
Clothing Style: Modern
Other Type: Not Applicable
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable
Outfit Type: Full Outfit

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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girlslayeredoutfits-all6colours&mesh.zip

Size: 1.44 MB · Downloads: 57,093 · 13th Jul 2008
1.44 MB 57,093 13th Jul 2008
girlslongsleeveddresses-all6colours&mesh.zip

Size: 1.75 MB · Downloads: 56,470 · 13th Jul 2008
1.75 MB 56,470 13th Jul 2008
girlshoodies-all6colours&mesh.zip

Size: 2.30 MB · Downloads: 55,249 · 13th Jul 2008
2.30 MB 55,249 13th Jul 2008
boyshoodies-all6colours&mesh.zip

Size: 2.28 MB · Downloads: 55,665 · 13th Jul 2008
2.28 MB 55,665 13th Jul 2008
boysshortsleevedhoodies-all6colours&mesh.zip

Size: 1.69 MB · Downloads: 50,294 · 13th Jul 2008
1.69 MB 50,294 13th Jul 2008
boysvestoutfits-all6colours&mesh.zip

Size: 1.39 MB · Downloads: 51,393 · 13th Jul 2008
1.39 MB 51,393 13th Jul 2008
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Field Researcher
#2 Old 13th Jul 2008 at 2:22 PM
These are so cute! You make the best clothes! Maxis could never match up to your level of creativity and expertise. Thanks! <3
Instructor
#3 Old 13th Jul 2008 at 2:25 PM
How adorable! I don't usually download childrens' clothes, but this thread caught my eye. Wonderful title, descriptions, and screenshots. Fantastic presentation!
Test Subject
#4 Old 13th Jul 2008 at 3:00 PM
These would be great for the kids from "Magic School Bus"! (Believe it or not, my sister has been asking me the make them!)
Field Researcher
#5 Old 13th Jul 2008 at 3:05 PM Last edited by Canoodle : 13th Jul 2008 at 8:49 PM.
these are wonderful clothes for boys and girls, but when do they get summer break? Mine Sim-munchkins go year round. However my real life son & daughter are getting ready to go back to school. I wish I could just download outfits for them, would save alot of real life simoleons.
I love all the clothes you make of the Sim-munchkins. I'd really like to see more clothes for the boys.
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Test Subject
#6 Old 13th Jul 2008 at 3:06 PM
Simply gorgeous, and you've put so much work into it. Thank you so much >.<
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 13th Jul 2008 at 4:48 PM
Amazing!!! Exactly what children need!! Hehe
Thanks!

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#8 Old 13th Jul 2008 at 5:00 PM
These are all so, so, so... cute, thank you!!!
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 13th Jul 2008 at 5:33 PM
These are excellent - i love the way you've kept the maxis look about the clothes but made much nicer clothes than the majority of maxis stuff! Great work
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 13th Jul 2008 at 5:39 PM
AMAZING!! Thank you for making NORMAL clothing for children. I hope that recolourists do these justice.

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Test Subject
#11 Old 13th Jul 2008 at 5:40 PM
I love, love, LOVE these! You rock.
Instructor
#12 Old 13th Jul 2008 at 5:47 PM Last edited by Canoodle : 13th Jul 2008 at 8:50 PM. Reason: Converted to a 'thanks' post.
Quote:
Originally Posted by scurvy_cur
These are excellent - i love the way you've kept the maxis look about the clothes but made much nicer clothes than the majority of maxis stuff! Great work


My thoughts exactly. Thank you for those wonderful clothes! :D
Field Researcher
#13 Old 13th Jul 2008 at 6:01 PM
Well these are gorgeous and now my Downloads folder has exploded by your stuff lol.
Thanks for these great outfits.Just wondering sence your getting real good at these clothes.(Request)maybe you could make some nightgowns for little girls sometime when you get the chance?
Anyways thanks for these,downloading now
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#14 Old 13th Jul 2008 at 6:29 PM Last edited by CatOfEvilGenius : 14th Jul 2008 at 6:01 AM.
Fantastic work as always. You'll run out of room for stars on your picked upload star shelf. Better get another shelf! I love the pink/yellow dot dress, great stockings on it, the lama decal on the red short sleeve hoodies, and the meshes, especially the skirt.

These are all full body outfits, yes? What is your mesh modification policy? Could you put it in with the rest of your policies on your main page, please? I want to make lots of separates for kids (and adults). The bottom half of your skirt mesh would be just perfect for a girls separates skirt. Would you allow me to upload it, with full credits to you and a link? I would make more textures for it, of course.

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If you could please classify the longsleeve hoodies as outwear, I would be ever so grateful! If not, I'll just do it myself in my own game, but then others won't get nifty hoodie outerwear.

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#15 Old 13th Jul 2008 at 6:42 PM
Thanks for these, I love getting new clothes for my sim kids that look like something real kids would actually wear! My favorite is the blue and brown skirt/cardigan outfit for girls.

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#16 Old 13th Jul 2008 at 6:51 PM
These are just too cute. Adorably kid-appropriate, great textures, and stuff real kids could wear out playing. And the pic of the little boy sipping from the bubbles makes me giggle. Something about those wide eyes.

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#17 Old 13th Jul 2008 at 7:51 PM
Fantastic work! Bubbles. My brother and I used to put bubbles in our oscilating fan and they blew everywhere. Then our dad got angry...
Thank you! :D

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Lab Assistant
#18 Old 13th Jul 2008 at 8:37 PM
These are great. Very nice and Maxismatching.
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#19 Old 13th Jul 2008 at 9:19 PM
Wow, how pretty they are are! You really create great clothing for kids thanks!
Instructor
#20 Old 13th Jul 2008 at 10:58 PM
These are amazing. You are definitely one of my favorites.

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#21 Old 14th Jul 2008 at 12:29 AM
Simple, casual, and cute! A lot of 'average' clothes have popped up here on MTS2 lately and I'm in love!

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Lab Assistant
#22 Old 14th Jul 2008 at 1:03 AM
what amazes me is that when I frist saw this thread on the Downloads page I thought you recolored a Maxis mesh. Your meshes really do look like Maxis work, but with better style!

And oh, am I glad I'm finally old enough that I don't have to get school clothes anymore. College is a godsend :P
thank you for these!
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#23 Old 14th Jul 2008 at 2:33 AM
These are absolutely adorable! I love the variety, including that little details are varied, which gives each outfit it's own personality.

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#24 Old 14th Jul 2008 at 3:14 AM Last edited by fanseelamb : 14th Jul 2008 at 3:19 AM.
I think my favourite is the muted green hoodie with the ufo logo. No no wait, the blue hoodie with the plumbob!duck logo. Or maybe the vest with the plumbob!duckies on the back. Or or maybe! Maybe that adorable pink sweater with flowers on it over the green top & yellow skirt. Hmm. Yeah, no, it's gotta be the hoodies. That mesh is just SO darn cute... it's something I've wanted for quite a while and you did it so well! Nice and loose... just right for the kiddos. Although I do love that dinosaur vest too. Or the.... um yeah okay, they're ALL wonderful.

I just adore your super-cute Maxis-matchy style. The textures are so clean and detailed. And did I mention the pics? I adore the pics too. They're all so cute, especially the ones with the back-to-school books. So awesome. Thanks a million, fakepeeps!

PS: The shoes! The hoodie shoes! *faints from the cute*
Instructor
#25 Old 14th Jul 2008 at 3:52 AM
Excellent, thanks :D
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