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Lacy Toddler Dresses

by fakepeeps7 Posted 3rd Mar 2009 at 4:03 AM - Updated 14th Mar 2009 at 12:42 AM by fakepeeps7
28 Comments / replies (Who?) - 24 Feedback Posts, 1 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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Here are five new dresses for your toddler girls. They feature lace trim at the waist, a delicate bow, and fluttery ruffled sleeves.



There is one known issue with these dresses. There is some clipping when the Sim moves her arms forward. I've tried to minimize this, but I couldn't avoid it completely. Due to the size of the alpha pieces used for the sleeves, there wasn't much else I could do.

Polygon Counts:
lacy toddler dress = 1614

Additional Credits:
Thanks to melodie9 for the hairstyle age conversion.
Tags: #lace, #ruffles, #toddler, #dress

Age: Toddler
Gender: Female
Clothing Type: Everyday
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.

Sims 2
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lacytoddlerdresses-all5colours&MESH.zip

Size: 251.0 KB · Downloads: 35,066 · 3rd Mar 2009
251.0 KB 35,066 3rd Mar 2009
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Test Subject
#2 Old 3rd Mar 2009 at 4:26 AM
aww these are so cute! hopefully this will make me change my toddlers out of their pjs more often too :D
Not actually evil.
#3 Old 3rd Mar 2009 at 5:15 AM
Is the lace at the waist hand drawn? So pretty! I'm a sucker for details like that.

Could you please post a picture of the mesh from MilkShape that shows the alpha parts? I would like to see how big they are, so I know how potentially long cap / flutter sleeves could be. I could download the mesh and look for myself, but a picture would benefit recolorists who don't have mesh editing software.

Bone assignments near shoulders are tricky. What are the vertices at sleeve edges assigned to? 100% upper arm or more like shoulder? I'm guessing 100% upper arm might lower clipping, but then the sleeve would move unnaturaly. Flutter sleeves don't ususally move with the arm. Anyhoo, I'm sure you minimized any clipping as much as you could, I'm just thinking out loud about best bone assignments for sleeves. Aikea Guinea and Gelydh at ClubCrimsyn have some tf and af alpha sleeve tops that are similar in sleeve shape, I think. I haven't seen them in game, but I figure if they don't clip, I might look at how they assigned bone weights.

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Mad Poster
#4 Old 3rd Mar 2009 at 10:38 AM
Thanks a lot for this lovely set, the colours are sweet and beautiful and I love very much the shoes you made.
Rubric Wrangler
#5 Old 3rd Mar 2009 at 12:02 PM
So pretty! My tots love your clothes, and so do I!
Instructor
#6 Old 3rd Mar 2009 at 1:45 PM
Awww, these like all your other toddler outfits are just sooo uber cute! Thanks :D

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Test Subject
#7 Old 3rd Mar 2009 at 3:58 PM
*sqqquueee* omg that toddler....in that dress with that hair looks JUST like my niece when she was a toddler... omggg... so cute!!!!
Forum Resident
#8 Old 3rd Mar 2009 at 3:58 PM
oooh, these are so, so cute! thanks so much. i love the texture.
Instructor
#9 Old 3rd Mar 2009 at 6:11 PM
Yay more toddler clothes! Fakepeeps7, you are one of my favorite people right now!

I don't get why so many Simmers hate Marsha Bruenig. She actually grows up to be quite pretty if you allow her to.
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#10 Old 3rd Mar 2009 at 6:47 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by CatOfEvilGenius
Is the lace at the waist hand drawn? So pretty! I'm a sucker for details like that.


Err... no. It's not exactly hand-drawn lace...

Quote:
Could you please post a picture of the mesh from MilkShape that shows the alpha parts? I would like to see how big they are, so I know how potentially long cap / flutter sleeves could be. I could download the mesh and look for myself, but a picture would benefit recolorists who don't have mesh editing software.


The mesh is really no bigger than what you can see in the finished dress. I took the texture almost to the edge.



Quote:
Bone assignments near shoulders are tricky. What are the vertices at sleeve edges assigned to? 100% upper arm or more like shoulder? I'm guessing 100% upper arm might lower clipping, but then the sleeve would move unnaturaly. Flutter sleeves don't ususally move with the arm. Anyhoo, I'm sure you minimized any clipping as much as you could, I'm just thinking out loud about best bone assignments for sleeves. Aikea Guinea and Gelydh at ClubCrimsyn have some tf and af alpha sleeve tops that are similar in sleeve shape, I think. I haven't seen them in game, but I figure if they don't clip, I might look at how they assigned bone weights.


The bone assignments on the sleeve edge were taken from a point on the shoulder (midway between the upper arm and the neck). I tried a couple of different bone assignments, but this one seemed to work the best. The clipping is likely due to the size of the sleeve itself (as I mentioned in the overview); there are only three edge vertices, so the arm tends to cut into the front edge of the sleeve a bit. There was no way to make the sleeve bend realistically in that spot, hence the clipping.
Not actually evil.
#11 Old 3rd Mar 2009 at 6:58 PM
Thanks for the mesh pic, and the lace is nice regardless of how it's drawn. It blends well. I know you minimized the clipping, wasn't criticizing.

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Test Subject
#12 Old 3rd Mar 2009 at 8:18 PM
One word, Shirley Temple! The model looks like Shirley Temple.
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 3rd Mar 2009 at 8:52 PM
arghhhh1!!!! soo cute!!
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 3rd Mar 2009 at 9:06 PM
Adorable! I HAVE to grab these! *Downloads*
Inventor
#15 Old 4th Mar 2009 at 12:43 AM
Aww, these are so cute. Must have them. Thank you.

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Test Subject
#16 Old 4th Mar 2009 at 5:00 PM
These are soooooooo cute! Just in time for Spring
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 8th Mar 2009 at 1:21 AM
Aww... how adorable!
They look like little angels!
Thanks!
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 1st Apr 2009 at 8:09 PM
These are really awsome, Thank You
Test Subject
#19 Old 19th Apr 2009 at 5:28 PM
where did you get the hair?

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Mad Poster
Original Poster
#20 Old 19th Apr 2009 at 6:10 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Misssweetiepie
where did you get the hair?


Read the overview.
Lab Assistant
#21 Old 26th Apr 2009 at 4:15 PM
These are so adorable. Love the lace.
Test Subject
#22 Old 27th Apr 2009 at 9:25 PM
very cute. thank you
Instructor
#23 Old 14th Jun 2009 at 11:11 PM
My sim toddlers look soo cute in these colors.

By the time you read this you've already read it. ;)
Lab Assistant
#24 Old 25th Nov 2009 at 9:27 PM
I was always upset at the lack of "girly" clothes Maxis gave us.

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Test Subject
#25 Old 2nd Dec 2009 at 8:43 PM
I love this It's soooooo cute ^-^ And the screenshots are cute, too. I love the picture in the middle. The girls just like standing there, BUT it's too adorable! Love it, love it, love it.
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