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Rock That Droat - Coat-like Dresses for Little Girls

by Eltanin Posted 6th Jul 2013 at 10:15 AM - Updated 11th Feb 2014 at 11:08 PM by Eltanin
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This is a new mesh recolour, and means that you will need to download the particular mesh itself in order for this to show up in your game. See the Meshes Needed section or read the text for more information.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
For recolours of this outfit check out Theraven's post HERE (membership required).

If you find and/or make any other recolours let me know so I can add them to this post!



I know what you're thinking..."What the heck is this outfit even?"
Welp to put it simply it's the outfit that I made after borking my bodyshop, giving myself three premature grey hairs and staying up til 4 in the morning. That's right my fine people, I tried to mesh again.

Not even really a full mesh, just a mesh edit, and let me tell you it was the single worst experience of my life.
The exporting? Easy. The actual meshing? 1st grade material here. Getting it to show up in bodyshop? Just shoot me now.
I was about at the screaming point when I finally trashed the whole thing and gave up. Onto knew horizons I went, a new horizon that may or may not have been in the form of the internet.

I spent a good hour cooling off my rage by retexturing a mesh I found on TSR.

The rest is pretty self explanatory:
It was late, I was really frustrated, I derped around in body shop (which is working very nicely again, thanks Skellington7d, miss_amaretto and joandsarah for the suggestions) and then another hour later I konked out, computer on lap, totally unattractive positioning on couch (I've got to stop staying up so late...).
Well imagine my surprise when I woke up, I hadn't created the coat I originally planned but instead what I'd call a "Droat". Is it a dress? Is it a coat? I dunno, I thought it looked cute as is and decided to roll with it. Cause I'm hip like that and stuff.

So here, we, go!





To warm for a coat you say? You're so insensitive to people living in the North and South Poles (looking at you, Sim playing Santa and penguins!).





My usual set of colours, check out the swatch down below to see.


The very pretty mesh is by Siluetta and is NOT included, because TSR is a pain like that. Get it HERE.
I know, I know, you need an account for TSR. If you don't have one it's really simple to get one, or maybe your friend can loan you theirs for a spell (I just happen to have an old one I don't use).

Textures are by fakepeeps7 and EA/Maxis.


CC Credits:
Bunhead's Flor de Fuego Retexture by Simgaroop: http://simlish.dreamwidth.org/112183.html#cutid1
Trapping's Labyrinth Twists Updo Retexture by Skellington7d: http://skellington7d.livejournal.com/52565.html
Nouk's Happy Braids Retexture by Simgaroop: http://simlish.dreamwidth.org/39656.html
Rose 42 Retexture by Simgaroop: http://www.digitalperversion.net/ga...14869#msg614869
Curly Retexture of SAU Mesh by Oepu: http://www.modthesims.info/d/327255
Peggy Sept. 11th Retexture by Simgaroop: http://simlish.dreamwidth.org/110509.html


Additional Credits:
fakepeeps7 for the top textures.
Siluetta for the mesh.
EA/Maxis for the game.
Coffee shops for selling hot cocoa in the summer. Yum.

Age: Child
Gender: Female
Clothing Type: Everyday
Clothing Style: No Style
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.

Sims 2
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[Eltanin]Rock-That-Droat.rar

Size: 2.24 MB · Downloads: 20,540 · 6th Jul 2013
2.24 MB 20,540 6th Jul 2013
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Mad Poster
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#2 Old 6th Jul 2013 at 1:36 PM
Love it =) I don't have much outerwear for kids, so this will be a great addition to the game.

One question. What is the file with no file type that is included? It's called [Eltanin]CoatDress and has no file type.
Mad Poster
#3 Old 6th Jul 2013 at 4:30 PM
I like these better than my original coats! Nice job. (I didn't even know "droat" was a word. It makes sense, though! )

I hear you about the meshing. I still feel like pulling out my hair from time to time (though it's usually for fat morphs and alpha layers). You should've seen me when I was learning. It involved a lot of whining and trashing files in disgust. And that was just to build a working mesh package!
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#4 Old 6th Jul 2013 at 7:59 PM
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Originally Posted by gummilutt
Love it =) I don't have much outerwear for kids, so this will be a great addition to the game.

One question. What is the file with no file type that is included? It's called [Eltanin]CoatDress and has no file type.


Whoops! That must be my mesh edit I attempted for this outfit, didn't realize I packed it in there. It doesn't work, or do anything really so putting it in game shouldn't harm anything.
You can just trash it if you'd like though, sorry for the confusion!

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Originally Posted by fakepeeps7
I like these better than my original coats! Nice job. (I didn't even know "droat" was a word. It makes sense, though! )

I hear you about the meshing. I still feel like pulling out my hair from time to time (though it's usually for fat morphs and alpha layers). You should've seen me when I was learning. It involved a lot of whining and trashing files in disgust. And that was just to build a working mesh package!


Haha, I'm pretty sure Droat isn't an official word (maybe it is in some foreign country) more of a self proclaimed official word

Grr I know, getting the file to actually show up was such a pain my sister had to stop me from throwing my computer out the window. I'm trying again though, reading different tutorials to see if they do something differently. I really hope it works this time, I'd love to be such a great mesh creator like yourself

Visit my LiveJournal for extra downloads and updates :D
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#5 Old 6th Jul 2013 at 8:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Sirrah
If that is what happens when you're desperate then I can't even imagine what happens when you're in high spirits. Such a lovable 'droat'! It is pretty perfect for my game, when it comes to cute (or at leats decent) outerwear I have close to none. My little girls surely will approve of your colour choice. There's something in there for everyone of them, the cute and the plain and the dorky. Thank you for sharing. And don't let those meshes get to you, they will learn to submit to you soon enough


I know what you mean, great outerwear is hard to come by, but even then I wouldn't classify these "droats" as great. So glad you like them
Don't you worry, I'm not giving up on meshing just yet. I think I have a few more plans of action up my sleeve.

Visit my LiveJournal for extra downloads and updates :D
Mad Poster
#6 Old 6th Jul 2013 at 9:17 PM
The tutorials on this site are pretty good. They're what I used (though I learned before they were updated, and back then there were some extra steps... so more places to get tripped up!). The updated tutorials should be pretty easy to follow. The first one is here. But you've probably already tried it.

The tutorial I usually recommend for learning how to make an alpha mesh (like the wool coat) is by CatOfEvilGenius and you can find that one here. But you should probably wait to tackle that until after you can make basic meshes without attacking your computer.

Good luck!
Mad Poster
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#7 Old 6th Jul 2013 at 10:38 PM
Squee! This is just so amazing!
Mad Poster
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#8 Old 7th Jul 2013 at 1:53 AM
These are beautiful! They're a little bit retro, too, which only adds to their charm. My lucky little Sim girls will be warm and cute all at once! Thank you, so much!
Test Subject
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#9 Old 7th Jul 2013 at 11:30 AM
Aww, so cute!!! It's just amazing and fabulous! Well done<3
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#10 Old 7th Jul 2013 at 8:46 PM
this is super cute, thank you!
Mad Poster
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#11 Old 8th Jul 2013 at 8:20 PM
I forgot to say that I hope you don't give up on meshing, because you make really great stuff as it is and I can only imagine what you could do with your own meshes. I'd love to see this in an actual coat-version with buttons all the way down
Lab Assistant
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#12 Old 8th Jul 2013 at 10:22 PM
Aww these are so cute!!! Love the name too!! Thank for sharing Top Job!
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#13 Old 13th Jul 2013 at 10:35 AM
I've got rid of that paysite mesh banner, since the mesh is free.
Lab Assistant
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#14 Old 14th Jul 2013 at 11:44 PM
Cute droat, cuter story , thanks.
Mad Poster
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#15 Old 27th Jul 2013 at 12:31 PM
Love the dresses you've made, Eltanin
Test Subject
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#16 Old 12th Aug 2013 at 3:40 PM
So cute!
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#17 Old 17th Sep 2013 at 10:19 AM
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Are you able to make such a set is that for a teenager?
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#18 Old 21st Mar 2014 at 5:30 PM
This coat is SOOOOOO cute! I love it. Thank you xox
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#19 Old 13th Jul 2014 at 9:18 AM
thanks
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#20 Old 4th Oct 2015 at 8:36 AM
so cuteeeeeeee
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#21 Old 21st Nov 2015 at 12:48 AM
Thanks! :D