Pleasantview Folk

Pleasantview Folk

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Winter Warmth - Some velvet morning gowns for FA

As the autumn weather draws in, I thought I'd contribute something a little warmer for those chilly nights by the roaring fireside - after all, you can't run around in light frocks all the time, unless you want a wasting consumption!
So, for the benefit (and health) of your Regency Sim ladies who can afford soft velvet, I present - 
the Winter Warmth collection! This is a more demure, high-necked dress. With a complimentary sleeveless spencer over the top and matching velvet trim on the cuffs and hem, this is a simply, yet softly elegant gown suitable for frosty mornings. This is suitable for both Everyday and Outerwear, if your Regency lady would like to use it as a pelisse rather than a morning gown!
It was originally made for a rather ferocious spinster lady's wardrobe in-game, but the velvety texture came out so well I thought this would be nice in a variety of recolours. You can see all the recolours below.

In addition to the colours, I added grey and black, for any Sims in deep mourning. There isn't nearly enough mourning wear out there for funerals!

 The Devil's In The Details:

The gorgeous mesh for this gown was made by the awesome Cynnix over at PBK, and is included in the file. Textures are from a bit of Maxis tweaking on Photoshop Elements.

You can find these here


Friday, 19 September 2014

Feminine Fancies: A set of regency sprigged muslins for teens and adults

Ladies and gentlewomen - Are you appalled at the heathenish trousered garb those peculiar time travellers in your Regency 'hood wear?  Looking for something a little more suitable for the casual miss about her daily errands? If you too are like the poor perplexed gentlewoman on the left,
then we at Mistress Amelie Montmartre's Shades of Pleasantview can end your anxiety...

 Console your reflection with a soft sprigged muslin gown - a veritable Feminine Fancy!

   The "Feminine Fancies" collection direct from Paris should answer all your early 19th century needs. In a delicious range of pastel-coloured sprigged muslin, complete with complimentary sashes and ribbon trimming, your Regency ladies need never be without a pleasant morning gown to frolic about in! Suitable for a variety of situations - daring proposals, exciting elopements, solitary walks and girlish antics will now look suitably charming with some sprigged muslin gowns in your neighbourhood. Enchant a haughty gentleman of property - or perchance a brooding stable-boy? - today in the "Feminine Fancy"!

Note: the "Feminine Fancies" collection accepts no responsibility for any lack of haughty gentlemen of property, rash marriages with unprincipled rakes, or vampiric ghouls you may encounter whilst wearing the "Feminine Fancies' gowns. To be used entirely at your own risk.

The Devil's in the Details:

Many thanks to the amazing IamLiz13 over at ModTheSims, whose wonderful meshes for regency gowns are made of awesome. I wouldn't be able to do a thing without talented people who can mesh making  this sort of stuff! Thanks are also to the great All About Style, whose great Sims 2 downloads were probably the first thing I ever grabbed for my game! You can find more of her amazing stuff here : As per their generous TOU policies, I've included the meshes with the recolours. 
All textures are frankensteined between my own stuff and some Maxis textures.

I filed both sets separately, in case you'd prefer to have this set for teens without adults in pale florals, or the other way around.
You can find the adult gown set here, and the teen gown collection can be found here


Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Roll Forth the Welcome Wagon!

Welcome to Shades of Pleasantview -  a small Sims 2 blog dedicated to dressing your historical Sims with style, flair, and a little touch of gothic romance. This is mostly for my excess Bodyshop creations and pic-spam, but please feel free to check out downloads if you like and enjoy the picture gallery! I may occasionally post the odd story or Sims-canon post here.
Just to warn you guys, I am a crazy raving-lunatic historical Sims addict! Anything historical, I'm there. So you can also find me over at the Plumb Bob Keep. I'm shy and in permanent lurk-mode most of the time, but I don't bite...

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