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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
13 Comments / replies (Who?) - 2 Feedback Posts, 11 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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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:

600-All LODs

Additional Credits:
Simlicious, who was kind enough to help me when I was completely stuck. Thank you! <3
TSRW S3PE Milkshape
Everyone on Tumblr who takes the time to look, give feedback/encouragement, and otherwise support. You're the best!

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

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
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Silk Banglor Crop Top.rar | Backless shirt

Size: 514.6 KB · Downloads: 19,291 · 15th Apr 2016
514.6 KB 19,291 15th Apr 2016
Hot_Stuff.rar | High-waist shorts

Size: 706.6 KB · Downloads: 23,019 · 15th Apr 2016
706.6 KB 23,019 15th Apr 2016
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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.).

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Forum Resident
#2 Old 15th Apr 2016 at 7:51 AM
Oh these are lovely, thank you! I particularly like the shorts for their high waist.
Field Researcher
#3 Old 15th Apr 2016 at 12:43 PM
Gorgeous top!
Mad Poster
#4 Old 15th Apr 2016 at 3:41 PM
Keep 'em coming please!
#5 Old 15th Apr 2016 at 7:31 PM
Not one but two delightful items! Thank you very much!
Top Secret Researcher
#6 Old 30th Apr 2016 at 12:06 PM
Very nice! I agree with Pary about the shorts -- in fact, I hadn't even known it was possible for clothing categorized as "bottoms" to come up nice and high like that.
Test Subject
#7 Old 1st May 2016 at 8:35 AM
Hi! Would it be okay if I enabled these for maternity and released them on my tumblr? (
You will, of course, get full credit and I'll link back here.
is going to be a cat when she grows up.
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Original Poster
#8 Old 1st May 2016 at 1:46 PM

Doesn't look like particularly comfortable maternity wear to me XD But sure, go for it.

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Test Subject
#9 Old 7th May 2016 at 7:53 PM
Super cute! Splendid job
Test Subject
#10 Old 9th May 2016 at 7:13 AM
Test Subject
#11 Old 22nd May 2016 at 12:20 AM
So cute, thanks so much ! <3
Field Researcher
#12 Old 16th Jan 2018 at 10:58 PM
Loved the high-waisted shorts, thanks!
Test Subject
#13 Old 19th Oct 2019 at 9:02 AM
Thank you! :)
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 21st Mar 2020 at 3:23 PM
Beautifull, thank you!