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Pretty and Retro

by daluved1 Posted 5th Oct 2010 at 9:30 AM - Updated 3rd Oct 2010 at 10:38 PM by daluved1
41 Comments / replies (Who?) - 4 Feedback Posts, 20 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.


One day in chat, the dear sweet Leesester showed me a beautiful retro-inspired dress (click here for a picture) she had found on the web. I really liked it a lot so I decided to use it as inspiration for my next creation.



My version of the dress is very similar, especially with the dress coloration areas. I did change up the neckline because I like to show a little more skin. (Don't judge me! )

The dress has 3 recolorable channels: base skirt, skirt panels/bodice and sash.

While I was very pleased with the finished outcome, I thought that the customization options were very limited. To fix this, I added two more versions with different recolor layouts.



Version two has the same amount of channels except you can now color the bodice and skirt separately, as well as the sash. Version two is probably my favorite and the most versatile.



Lastly, version three changes it up a bit more. This time the bodice and skirt recolor together. Leaving the petticoat to be recolored separately, and the sash as well.

All three versions are found in one package. The dress is for female adults/YAs and is found in everyday and formal. Each version has it's own custom thumbnail for easy identification in CAS.

This is a custom mesh and it took me a long time and a lot of screaming "OMFG WHAT'S WRONG WITH THIS THING". However, it was worth it. There is only one flaw that I'm aware of: the underside of the skirt has two slivers in it. You'll just about never see them unless you deliberately get the camera under the sim, so I didn't see it as too much of a problem.

Polygon Counts:
3866

Additional Credits:
Thank you whiterider and BloomsBase for helping me fix the seams on the mesh. And, leesester, for giving me inspiration.

Lovely Spring Flowers Pattern #16 by simmiller, used on the Asian model.

Hair Credits

Asian Model: TumTum

Fair-Skinned Model: PeggyZone

Tan-Skinned Model: Rosesims3

Dark-Skinned Model: Anubis360

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If you want the meshes to use for your own creation, look here.
Tags: #retro, #dress, #fifties, #forties

Age: Young Adult Adult
Gender: Female
Clothing Type: Everyday Formal
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 3
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Pretty and Retro.rar

Size: 590.8 KB · Downloads: 29,460 · 5th Oct 2010
590.8 KB 29,460 5th Oct 2010
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Quick Guide:

1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file. Now you will have either a .package or a .sims3pack file.

For Package files:

1. Cut and paste the file into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages folder. If you do not already have this folder, you should read the full guide to Package files first: Sims 3:Installing Package Fileswiki, so you can make sure your game is fully patched and you have the correct Resource.cfg file.
2. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

For Sims3Pack files:

1. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
2. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Find the item in the list and tick the box beside it. Then press the Install button below the list.
3. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the content to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
4. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).


Extracting from RAR, ZIP, or 7z: You will need a special program for this. For Windows, we recommend 7-Zip and for Mac OSX, we recommend Keka. Both are free and safe to use.


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Forum Resident
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#2 Old 5th Oct 2010 at 10:14 AM
These are beautiful. I love them.
Scholar
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#3 Old 5th Oct 2010 at 12:06 PM
Gorgeous!
Scholar
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#4 Old 5th Oct 2010 at 12:34 PM
Lovely dress!
You're on a roll Dal :D
Mad Poster
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#5 Old 5th Oct 2010 at 12:49 PM
What a lovely dress, I'd like one IRL! Especially good to have the three different colour channels to make it more versatile.
Inventor
#6 Old 5th Oct 2010 at 1:39 PM
So lovely! It's just what my mom was wearing as a teenager. Love it!
Field Researcher
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#7 Old 5th Oct 2010 at 3:40 PM
I absolutely love these, they are gorgeous! You did a fabulous job recreating the retro look. I also love your first model she is very appealing and looks great in the dress! Thank you so very much.
Lab Assistant
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#8 Old 5th Oct 2010 at 4:40 PM
Wow! What a blast from the past.

I love retro and vintage inspired looks, well done on the great effort!
Eminence Grise
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#9 Old 5th Oct 2010 at 7:29 PM
That type of petticoat is called a crinoline... and in the fifties they were made of stiff nylon net or the like and very full, so it holds the skirt out at the desired angle. My mother had one, and believe it or not I still own one, though I only have one dress that could support it and never go to the kinds of social functions where it would be appropriate

Anyway, very nice dress -- nice to see modest and charming women's clothes!
Instructor
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#10 Old 5th Oct 2010 at 8:21 PM
I really like retro clothes, thank you!
Lab Assistant
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#11 Old 5th Oct 2010 at 8:41 PM
Wow! Very beautiful Dal, thank you so much! I love it!
Lab Assistant
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#12 Old 5th Oct 2010 at 10:40 PM
How very beautiful you made this. I also like what you did with the 3 different colourchannels, so much more variety. Thanks a lot
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#13 Old 5th Oct 2010 at 11:22 PM
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Originally Posted by goyahaslegs
I absolutely love these, they are gorgeous! You did a fabulous job recreating the retro look. I also love your first model she is very appealing and looks great in the dress! Thank you so very much.


She's one of my favorites! I hope to have her uploaded soon

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Test Subject
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#14 Old 6th Oct 2010 at 5:05 AM
This is perfect for my Fallout 3 family! Thank you!
Field Researcher
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#15 Old 6th Oct 2010 at 2:05 PM
Oh yes! That would be brilliant! She has a really beautiful quality about her - can't wait. Thanks daluved!
Field Researcher
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#16 Old 6th Oct 2010 at 10:50 PM
This rocks! I love retro stuff. Thanks for making this!
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#17 Old 6th Oct 2010 at 10:51 PM
This is lovely. I believe that version 3 is my favorite. Great work!
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#18 Old 7th Oct 2010 at 6:46 PM
Beautiful dress, daluved1, thanks for sharing :-)

P.S. I'm flattered
Wiki Wizard
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#19 Old 7th Oct 2010 at 11:28 PM
These are so cute, i love them to bits! Also love how you've made 3 different colour channel options, that's really useful!
Field Researcher
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#20 Old 8th Oct 2010 at 4:33 PM
Absolutely very nice. I love it. thank you so much
Lab Assistant
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#21 Old 8th Oct 2010 at 5:46 PM
Wow, they're beautiful...think I might just be in love with the first colour variation, it's so cute!
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#22 Old 17th Oct 2010 at 3:19 PM
I have to say, I really like this! They look really nice in-game! It sucks the hands disappear into the skirt, but seriously? Who cares about that! lol They are very pretty and I am having fun messing around with pattern variations on them. Thank you very much for this download, hope there is more to come!
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#23 Old 18th Oct 2010 at 1:48 AM
Wow! I really really love these! !! Thank you so much ! ! :D
Field Researcher
#24 Old 27th Oct 2010 at 12:49 PM
Hi, what skintone did you use for you version 2 model?
Mother Function
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#25 Old 27th Oct 2010 at 3:08 PM
I'm pretty sure it's a LadyFrontBum skin. The naughty and nice one to be exact.

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