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"The Berries" - Two New Dresses for Children

by Buckley Posted 4th Apr 2013 at 8:47 PM
70 Comments / replies (Who?) - 1 Feedback Posts, 24 Thanks Posts
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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There seems to be oodles of clothing for our adult Sims these days, but as a legacy player I spend almost as much time dressing my kids as I do my grownups. So, once I figured out how to mesh, I decided to create a couple of outfits for child aged Sims, and after many false starts today I finally bring to you "The Berries", two cute new dresses for girls.

There are two separate dresses in this set, "Mayberry" and "Juneberry", and they are both made from and inspired by one of the children's dresses that came with the Supernatural expansion pack (you know, the one with the high collar and long, puffy sleeves). I always thought that it had good bones, but I never liked it as one outfit. It was too formal, too stuffy, and too old-fashioned. So, I cut off the top of the dress and the second hem and created Juneberry, but still I wasn't quite satisfied yet. Then one day while I was looking through a children's clothing catalog, I stumbled across this adorable skirt and top combination, and that's how I got the inspiration for Mayberry. It's more of what I think the Supernatural dress ought to have looked like in the first place, trendy and fun.

Basic Information:
  • These dresses are for female children.
  • They appear in the everyday and formalwear categories. They are not enabled for random or outerwear.
  • Mayberry has TWO different channel choices, one with three recolorable channels and one with two. In CAS, the first two presets offer two blended channels for the top plus a third solid channel for the skirt, while the third and fourth presets offer two recolorable channels, one for the top and one for the skirt. (You can more clearly see what I'm describing in my "presets" and "channels" pictures below, although I didn't show the fourth preset in my pictures as it is merely a simple black and white combination.)
  • Juneberry has four recolorable channels, the top, the sash and bow, the skirt, and the hem.
  • Both outfits are frankenmeshed from the Supernatural dress and other bits and pieces of EA clothing. They both have working morphs and new LODs.
  • They have custom thumbnails for easy recognition.

Due to the way EA made their clothing animate (and the lack of gravity in the game and so on), these dresses do have some minor clipping issues in extreme positions. In particular, the skirt on my Juneberry dress will clip sometimes. However, after extensive play testing and fooling around with bone assignments and so on, I've come to accept that there is nothing I can do about it. Here is a picture of the dress as compared to EA's outfits, and as you can see their clothes clip just as much if not more so than my dress. I'm very, very sorry if this bothers you (as it does me), but it is completely normal.

CC Used:

Polygon Counts:
LOD1: 3164
LOD2: 918
LOD3: 534

LOD1: 3462
LOD2: 1072
LOD3: 524

Additional Credits:
CmarNYC for the meshing toolkit and extremely helpful advice, both here and at Simlogical, BloomsBase for help with bone assignments and tolerating my noobie questions about compression, Inge and Peter Jones for S3PE, and the creators of Milkshape, CTU, Balancer Lite, and all the many, many poses and tutorials I used. Thank you! =D
Tags: #Girls, #Girl, #Children, #Child, #Kid, #Kids, #Female, #Dress, #Dresses, #Skirt, #Bow, #Modern, #Trendy, #Cute

Age: Child
Gender: Female
Clothing Type: Everyday Formal
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.

Sims 3
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Juneberry Dress by Buckley.rar

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Mayberry Dress by Buckley.rar

Size: 1.00 MB · Downloads: 57,957 · 4th Apr 2013
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2. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

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#2 Old 4th Apr 2013 at 9:19 PM
Super cute! Thanks, Buckley!
#3 Old 4th Apr 2013 at 10:30 PM
One can never have too many outfits for children, and realistic ones at that! Perfect for my girly-girls!
Top Secret Researcher
#4 Old 4th Apr 2013 at 10:51 PM
Love This!
Top Secret Researcher
#5 Old 4th Apr 2013 at 11:16 PM
These are very cute, thanks!
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 4th Apr 2013 at 11:29 PM
ERMAHGERD. Cute, high-quality, meshed, and not photokinned dresses for the kids. Thank you so much!!!
P.S. I hope you'll continue making nice clothes :3
Test Subject
#7 Old 5th Apr 2013 at 12:49 AM
Superb! I love them!
Test Subject
#8 Old 5th Apr 2013 at 12:54 AM Last edited by Alice Neilson : 6th Apr 2013 at 12:53 AM.
:3 these are so cute, thank you for creating and sharing this. I love seeing cute children's clothing.
Test Subject
#9 Old 5th Apr 2013 at 1:03 AM
thank you so much theres not enough clothes for the kids
Test Subject
#10 Old 5th Apr 2013 at 2:15 AM
My God, these are gorgeous. I'm going to go expand my sims' childhood life spans, because I actually want to use these. Thank you.
Test Subject
#11 Old 5th Apr 2013 at 3:00 AM
Thank you! We've been needing more kids clothing. These are awesome!
#12 Old 5th Apr 2013 at 3:08 AM
I love your work normal, and this is for kids, which is like super duper awesome *bounces* Thank you!
#13 Old 5th Apr 2013 at 3:09 AM
These are amazing! Thank you!
Destroyer of Worlds
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#14 Old 5th Apr 2013 at 3:28 AM
These are lovely! I'm disappointed now that Evangeline has just aged into a teen and I'll have to wait another generation before getting to use these, if I have girls! I really hope you continue making clothes!
Field Researcher
#15 Old 5th Apr 2013 at 3:50 AM
These look terrific Buckley!! Thank you!
Test Subject
#16 Old 5th Apr 2013 at 5:52 AM
ILOVEIT!!!!!!!!! thankthankthanks!!
Test Subject
#17 Old 5th Apr 2013 at 3:11 PM
Oh my god, these are so cuuute!! Thank you so, so, SOOO much!!
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 5th Apr 2013 at 5:14 PM
How cute!
Rubric Wrangler
#19 Old 5th Apr 2013 at 5:29 PM
These are adorable, an instant must-have. Great work!
Field Researcher
#20 Old 5th Apr 2013 at 6:14 PM
These are lovely little dresses. Thank you so much.
Field Researcher
#21 Old 5th Apr 2013 at 8:50 PM
Buckley!! These are so cute, you're amazing. <3
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 6th Apr 2013 at 2:16 AM
Insanely adorable, thank you!
Test Subject
#23 Old 6th Apr 2013 at 3:20 AM
These are so good! Please, keep up the good work.
#24 Old 7th Apr 2013 at 1:22 AM
Buckley! Creating awesome things again. I love these dresses. Thanks for sharing. :D
#25 Old 8th Apr 2013 at 8:47 PM
Go Buckley! I *cannot* wait for the release next creation!
I love these dresses. so cute ,especially the second one.There are definitely not enough clothes for males and other age groups besides adult female. Thanks for fulfilling that need.
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