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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?) - 21 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.

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Juneberry Dress by Buckley.rar

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Mayberry Dress by Buckley.rar

Size: 1.00 MB · Downloads: 57,933 · 4th Apr 2013
1.00 MB 57,933 4th Apr 2013
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Test Subject
#51 Old 14th Feb 2014 at 6:10 PM
Thanks for these lovely child dresses, I have searched everywhere but not found any that I like but these may and june berry dresses are just so cute!!! So thanks!!!
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#52 Old 17th Feb 2014 at 9:29 PM
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#53 Old 17th Feb 2014 at 9:29 PM
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#54 Old 24th Feb 2014 at 1:58 AM
These are so adorable, thank you so much.
#55 Old 1st Mar 2014 at 11:03 PM
I like this a lot, but could you add a variant of the Mayberry with a belt? Just a strip (half the size of the belt on the Juneberry) between the skirt and shirt would be great. Whenever the skirt has a pattern, it looks like it's missing something, and I would REALLY like to have filled that potential.
#56 Old 4th Mar 2014 at 2:57 AM
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#57 Old 8th Apr 2014 at 2:57 PM
they are so cute!
Lab Assistant
#58 Old 13th May 2014 at 10:31 AM
They are so incredible cute
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#59 Old 5th Jul 2014 at 6:32 PM
Love it so much!!!
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#60 Old 10th Aug 2014 at 12:48 PM
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#61 Old 15th Oct 2014 at 6:06 PM
Please make more! There's not nearly enough children clothes in the sims
#62 Old 16th Oct 2014 at 4:27 PM
oh How lovely! And strange that I don't have this downloaded yet.
Test Subject
#63 Old 15th Feb 2015 at 3:51 PM
Your dresses are my favorite things in my game!!! Seriously, if I could choose only one thing to put in my game, it would be one of the FOR SURE.
Test Subject
#64 Old 7th Mar 2015 at 2:23 PM
Muchas gracias por los vestidos, te quedaron muy bonitos.
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#65 Old 29th Mar 2015 at 6:04 AM
I love it! May I use it in a story and give you credit?
Lab Assistant
#66 Old 9th Jun 2015 at 2:59 PM
Sims 4 version please?
Test Subject
#67 Old 27th Aug 2015 at 3:13 AM
Love these. Thanks!
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#68 Old 1st Sep 2015 at 4:26 PM
Lab Assistant
#69 Old 14th Sep 2015 at 10:05 PM
Great! Really cute skirts :D
Test Subject
#70 Old 27th Sep 2015 at 3:09 PM
thanks and I love those dresses they are cute
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#71 Old 29th Apr 2016 at 12:20 AM
thank you soo much!
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