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.
*6.26.14-Update! Meshes have been updated to include a teen pregnancy morph. No changes were made to the adult meshes. These meshes are provided in all the folders, in place of the old ones. In case you've already downloaded this outfit before, you can opt to download just the meshes now. Please remember to let these overwrite or otherwise delete the previous version of this outfit.*
Hello! So, I've been working my way through the wonderful meshing tutorials tiggerypum and HystericalParoxysm wrote for Milkshape users. I had started up the second tutorial, when I had an epiphany. That purple dress with babies plastered on it was downright creepy. So I took my time retexturing it...and then Lastgale saw I had learned to shoe-swap...so he picked out a pair of H&M wedges and wanted me to put those on it...and it kept snowballing from there. (Thanks, by the way, to dustfinger for her incredible conversions of Maxis outfits for teenagers. I stole the teen H&M Frills wedges from her mesh, found here.)
These sundresses are like the originals, and thus are enabled for Everyday only, and they are available for Teens, Young Adults, and Adults, females only. All ages have the same textures. Please also note that these DO NOT have any jewelry meshed onto them; the jewelry seen in the pictures are simply accessories, not part of the dress.
As payment for demanding the heels (and 'cause he's nice), Lastgale took all the screenshots for me (although I had to edit them in Paintshop). He actually got into it, unlike how I would. I would've slapped the dresses on the models and made them stand to attention outside of one of Pleasantview's blandest homes. He moved them into that fancy mansion instead, and let them lounge around outside. Even little Don Jr. (who was accidentally born during the photoshoot while testing out the pregmorph) got to join in. Isn't he cute?
Here we'll have Nolynn showing off the fat morph:
And Jasa generously became pregnant for these shots (though she still looks so skinny!):
Cute little Randy shows teens love these dresses, too:
And Jonica looks a little mature for her age while flaunting the teen fat morph:
So, what we have here are three versions of the same dress. I made default replacements for myself, and I have decided to share them here. But hey, maybe you like that purple baby dress (or have a replacement for it that you prefer). So, there are two custom versions. One is just that-custom. No frills, nuttin'. Well, except the dress. It isn't townified, because some of you have themed hoods and other stuff, so you may not want people randomly spawning or growing up into these. The other custom version is texture-referenced. Or is it called repositoried? What that means is the teen files are itsy-bitsy, only a few kilobytes large, because they pull their textures from the adults. It's handy if you only want the adult files or if you know you'll want to use both the adult and teen files. BUT you'll need the adult files if you want the teen files. You can't just say, "Neat, the teens' dresses are only 3 kilobytes big; who needs those big old adult dress files that are clogging up my downloads folder?" Because then the teens will just be a big, freaky, naked dress. It'll be weird, trust me. (The texture-referenced files also are NOT townified.)
Nitpick details: As you can see from the attachment of the foot image, the shoes aren't perfect. The texture is about a pixel off, I think, but I tried to get it into place as much as I could. I'm still new to UV maps, I'm afraid. If I improve it, I'll update it. Besides that, there is some clipping with Sims' hands, as they don't realize their skirts are a bit poofier. Plus, they way they march around in them means some clipping with their knees. I'll keep working on my meshing "skills'.
Recommended Download: To have your Simmies use this dress while pregnant, you need some sort of hack that lets them wear anything while pregnant. I use Squinge's Pregnant Sims Wear Any Outfit for Apartment Life.
afbodySundressMESH has a poly count of 3586
tfbodySundressMESH has a poly count of 3642
Both are within Maxis range, I think.
CC Seen on Models: (Thanks, Lastgale, for loading them with it! :P)
MAKEUP: Models are wearing Bruno's False Eyelashes, although Romia's is a recolor I did. Many of them are also wearing Realistic Eyeliner by Kimsie. They can also be seen wearing CatherineTCJD's lipgloss overlays. Some also decided to sneak on ASK's Just Lips Remix. Some are also blushing thanks to this set by Dolores_Haze. Sadly, I have no clue who did the heavy eyeshadow some of them are wearing; its filename is helpfully called "eyeshadow". Otherwise, their makeup is by me.
JEWELRY: They are also wearing shadylady482's nails, both the long edition and short version. Some of them are wearing earrings by Simhunter1750 and Almighty Hat's Plumbob Necklace. Many of them are wearing one of the sets from gudia11's Jewel 2010 post. And one of them is wearing a steampunk necklace from this set by sleepless_angel.
GENETICS: Models are all using skintones and eyes done by me.
Nolynn has done her hair up in Cazy's My Will (retextured by me). Jasa is also a fan of Cazy's, only she prefers the Susie style, again retextured by me. Whereas Naranna felt fine as she was and is still seen sporting Lidiqnata's edit of this Nouk hair. Clo, the one with the copper crown of hair, is using a sleek style, also by Cazy. Alma is seen in Trapping and Nymphy's lovely curls. Otherwise, their hair is by Maxis and retextured by me.
THANKS: Lastgale, who was so kind and helpful with preparing this upload. Thanks, buddy!
Also, thanks to Lidiqnata for her tips on screenshots when looking over this upload.
Of course, thanks to EAxis for The Sims 2 and BodyShop. Thanks to the Joneses for SimPE. The Compressorizer, as always, was invaluable. Naturally, thanks to Milkshape and Wes_Howe for his plugins. Also, my gratitude goes out to tiggerypum and HystericalParoxysm, for teaching me and so many others how to mesh.
And thanks to everyone who so warmly welcomed me here to MTS-I really appreciate it.
The dresses are very pretty. I found the description a bit confusing, specially the custom/texture referenced part. May want to add a section on what the purpose of texture reference is, as I imagine more people than me find that confusing
Big plus for fat and pregnancy morphs, and for being upfront about the clipping of knees and all that. If you hadn't warned, I'd probably have deleted them when I noticed, but now that I know it'll happen, it won't annoy me as much
@Klaartje-Thanks for the comment; I'm glad I'm not the only one who likes the higher waistline, although it was admittedly an edit because I thought it'd look better on the preg morph.
@karen lorraine-Lastgale will be so happy to hear that; he worked hard on the screenshots.
@gummilutt-With the way I babble on, I'm surprised that's the only part that confused you. EDIT: Hopefully that's a little clearer, if not at least a little longer. :P
@iCad-Thank you! Yes, I hate it when I download something and learn it doesn't have AT LEAST a fat morph.
@CatherineTCJD-Thank you! I try to present it as I would like to see it; tons and tons of options. That's what I love most about The Sims.
@gummilutt-Thanks for getting back to me; I'm glad it makes more sense now.
If anyone else has questions or thinks a point in the main post should be clearer, feel free to point it out.
@CatofEvilGenius-I'm still studying your clothes' morphs to see how you made Maxis shapes look more natural.
Awww, glad you have some use of them. I started with HP's untuckable shirt and pants, matched the shape to that, though not necessarily the vertices, just the overall shape. Then I would adjust pants so that the belt would ride lower under the tummy. Adjusted the shirts so that got pulled out and down, not just out. So I studied someone else's mesh and then tweaked!
@Cat-I see, so you were really careful about applying effects of gravity to your meshes. That makes sense, and would explain why they fit so much more naturally on the bodies. I'm still getting the hang of moving things around in Milkshape, but it's neat to hear where you started off.
No, sorry. All morphs are pictured. I thought of giving the teens a pregmorph, since I do use Inteen, but since I still haven't actually had a teen get pregnant (or even woohoo), I didn't have much drive to go make the morph. I may add one down the line, however, seeing how happy everyone is to have the adult pregmorphs. (As a side note, since I use Inteen mostly for YA pregnancy, they can use these dresses while pregnant, since they share the adult body.)
Motivation received! (I'm easy, I know. Plus morphs aren't that hard.) I'm currently fixing up things in my main hood right now, but once that project is done, I'll add a new morph to the dress, test it out, and update the thread when it's ready.