I was quite proud of how these turned out, to be honest! the alpha-mapping option available with this gorgeous mesh, courtesy of the now sadly defunct Sim Ages, means I managed to achieve a rich textured feel with the damask pattern.
I based this particular project on the early fashions seen on the 18th century wooden "Queen Anne" Dolls popular with children at the time. You can see some lovely examples of these old-fashioned toys online (even if I personally find the faces a little creepy) - and their clothes are lovely as an indication of what was worn at the time. There are some ornate examples, but I prefer the plain gowns for an everyday look, as you can see below:
Plain construction, neat little white frill, and nice fabric. The petticoat is also often made in the same fabric, so I went with that to produce and elegant (but still slightly formal) look for my 18th century Simmies.
But on to the in-game pretty pictures!
Above is Bella (of Pleasantview fame), along with a helpfully resurrected Darleen Dreamer modelling a beautiful butter-yellow dress. You can see the back and the appropriate 18th century seaming I added there.
The recolours are as follows:
Here we have Darleen, Bella, a helpful 'Mourning Widow' Dina Caliente showing off her widow's weeds, and a random red-head I plucked from my Sim Bin to play with. Surprisingly the dusky pink doesn't look too bad with her bright red hair!
ome of my favourite recolours are included here. I designed the purple specifically for Darleen, who wears a similar shade of jumper in her default Maxis outfit. The light green really suits Random Redhead there, too..
And some final drab recolours I couldn't fit on the other screen cap. Mostly included because I love how Bella looks with the hat. It's a Sims 3 conversion I picked up from a Glamour/Jazz age set, but it camouflages itself quite well in the 18th century!
Whoops! Sorry folks, looks like I included the wrong mesh in this package. I've updated the download package, and it should now include the correct mesh here.
All these recolours are included in the package with the mesh, so you can pick what you like/delete colours you don't, as you please.