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The Summertime Blues--BG-compatible separates

by spladoum Posted 15th Apr 2016 at 6:04 AM - Updated 15th Apr 2016 at 6:17 AM by spladoum
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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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This is a combination of a bright idea I had one evening, and another one of those pesky long-term projects that I just figured out how to complete *sigh*. The shorts are based on a RL-pair that I saw on a young lady while out and about; the top was an idea that I got immediately upon seeing the "Silk Banglor Top" from the Sims 3 store from behind for the first time. Neither project went as planned. It was surprisingly difficult to find a base mesh to work on the shorts, and the crop top idea definitely went sideways on me more than once. (Also learned that sometimes you just have to knuckle down and tweak your clothes' morphs by hand. LOL.)

These are both extensive edits of two store items--the Silk Banglor Top and the Melanie High-Waisted Pants. All LODs and morphs (except pregnancy) included. The top has four channels and can be found under everyday, formal, swimwear, athletic wear, and career; the shorts have one channel and will be found under everyday, formal, and career. The shorts are enabled for random sims; the top is not.

I made a notable change to the shorts; I changed the pattern tiling on each of the presets, so the first preset pair of shorts (with black buttons) has tiling of 8x8, the second preset pair (with white buttons) has tiling of 6x6, and the third preset pair is the EA standard 4x4. The in-game thumbnails are labeled accordingly. Hopefully that makes them a bit more versatile for you

As always, I hope and your sims enjoy it!
~ splad

Polygon Counts:
Shirt:
3354-LOD1
1603-LOD2
654-LOD3

Shorts:
600-All LODs

Additional Credits:
Simlicious, who was kind enough to help me when I was completely stuck. Thank you! <3
TSRW S3PE Milkshape
Blender
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Download files

Filename Size Downloads Date
Silk Banglor Crop Top.rar | Backless shirt

Size: 514.6 KB · Downloads: 18,276 · 15th Apr 2016
514.6 KB 18,276 15th Apr 2016
Hot_Stuff.rar | High-waist shorts

Size: 706.6 KB · Downloads: 21,865 · 15th Apr 2016
706.6 KB 21,865 15th Apr 2016

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Expansion/Stuff packs required:
Sims 3

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Age: Young Adult Adult
Gender: Female
Clothing Type: Everyday Formal Swimwear Athletic
Clothing Style: Modern
Other Type: Not Applicable
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable
Outfit Type: Top Bottom

Tags: #backless top, #short shorts, #high-waisted shorts, #store edit, #bg compatible