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Vintage 'Family Reunion' Collection

by hedgekat Posted 31st Jul 2009 at 8:48 PM - Updated 31st Jul 2009 at 9:00 AM by hedgekat : add pics
33 Comments / replies (Who?) - 4 Feedback Posts, 5 Thanks Posts
This is a new mesh recolour, and means that you will need to download the particular mesh itself in order for this to show up in your game. See the Meshes Needed section or read the text for more information.
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After I posted the vintage jumpers for teen girls several people asked if I would make matching outfits for the whole family. I liked that idea and decided to tackle it but wasn't sure how to organize it. Then a few weeks ago I was looking through some old photographs of my grandmother's 90th birthday and noticed how many of the family were dressed in coordinating colors. (Not intentional I'm sure.) So I decided to go with that theme. I chose the blue denim jumper with plaid shirt. (Found here) Then I selected a few coordinating prints and fabrics. Not all are used in each age group but you will find the navy-gray theme in all with a few pink and red accents.
So here are Granny and Gramps with their four sons and four daughters and a multitude of grandchildren and greatgrandchildren.

Only the clothing for elder females in on this first page. Go to the comments section to find the clothing for the other ages and gender. You will find each group in a separate post.

Three generations. Granny and eldest daughter Luce are modeling the same mesh with Granny showing the fat morph. (I used stretch skeleton to make her as short as MY grandmother was.) Granddaughter Iris models the adult version of the original jumper.

I used three different meshes for elder females to provide some body shape variety. The first two dresses, both similar prints to ones in my family photos, use a mesh by mharpham, which can be found here.

The next three use a mesh from All About Style This mesh is included in the rar file. (These dresses are also available for the mature adult who has some of that middle aged spread.)

The last dress uses the midcalf puff sleeve mesh by bettye. It can be found here. This one is for the beanpole in the family, as it does not seem to have a fat morph. This one also is available for adults.

Below are some of the details of fabric and decoration. The pinstripe denim fabric in the jumper is by HystericalParoxysm.

Hair is by Sussi and Genensims.

Note: I have done something different with my file naming this time in order to make organizing simpler. Most of the files in this download have the name or initials of the mesh creator and a brief bit of the mesh name included in the file name. Example: hkw_FE_BJEmidcalf navy faille uses bettye's BJEmidcalfpuffsleeve mesh. I have also packaged all files that use the same mesh together with the mesh name included in the package name. Hope that is a bit of help to some of you. I know it helps me keep track of them.

I want to thank mharpham, bettye, Judie of All About Style, t2suggas, CatOfEvilGenius, KiaraRawks, HopeBaylor and Snowstorm of Eclectic Sims for all their wonderful meshes. And I especially want to thank Leesester for assisting me with getting this thread put together. Couldn't have done it without you, Lee.
Tags: #vintage, #1940s, #1950s, #retro

Age: Adult
Gender: Female
Clothing Type: Everyday
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 2

This is a multi-part download:

hkw_FE_MRH_efdress requires mesh 1 in Meshes Needed box
hkw_FE_BJEmidcalf navy faille requires mesh 2
hkw_ME_untuckedshirt chain striped and
hkw_MA_t2suggaslooseshirt require mesh 3
meshes for hkw_MT_COEG_surftop, hkw_MT_COEGrollsleeve, and hkw_MT_COEGslacks are all at the Mesh 5 page
hkw_MC_COEGslacks requires mesh 4
Be sure you get the meshes for the little girls' dresses. The links are in the post with the downloads.
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
hkw_FE_BJEmidcalf navy faille.rar | requires MESH_BJEAFmidcalfpuffsleeves.package see link above

Size: 124.6 KB · Downloads: 3,716 · 31st Jul 2009
124.6 KB 3,716 31st Jul 2009
hkw_FE_AASbodydress.rar | required mesh included

Size: 837.9 KB · Downloads: 4,039 · 31st Jul 2009
837.9 KB 4,039 31st Jul 2009
hkw_FE_MRH_efdress.rar | requires MESH_MRH_efdress.package see link above

Size: 474.1 KB · Downloads: 4,111 · 31st Jul 2009
474.1 KB 4,111 31st Jul 2009
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Original Poster
#26 Old 30th Jan 2010 at 1:11 PM
All About Style has some vintage maternity wear. Link is on the overview page.

I hope to eventually do some recolors of those meshes but have too much other stuff planned first. As to whether any of the above meshes have preg morphs I have no idea. I normally just use the Maxis maternity wear since I speed up pregnancy to last only one day and I find the procedure for putting them into custom maternity wear to be annoying when it has to be redone every time they change clothes.
Test Subject
#27 Old 2nd Mar 2010 at 6:23 PM
You are my hero... this is fantastic!
Field Researcher
#28 Old 14th Aug 2010 at 4:18 PM
This is a great set, thanks so much!
Test Subject
#29 Old 26th Jun 2012 at 9:03 PM
Could you pretty please convert these for the sims 3?? They are soo cool!!
Test Subject
#30 Old 4th Aug 2012 at 7:36 PM
This mod is what gave me the idea to use a different clothing style for each area of the uberhood. This suits Pleasantview quite well. Thanks.
Lab Assistant
#31 Old 5th Dec 2014 at 1:10 AM
These are beautiful! I can't imagine how much work you put into them. I will enjoy using them so much. I think Mortimer and Alexander will like them especially.
Test Subject
#32 Old 6th Jan 2015 at 2:27 AM
Thank you so much. I recently started playing Sims 2 again and am glad to find such nice things for my sims. :-)
Top Secret Researcher
#33 Old 28th Feb 2015 at 3:32 PM
That's so cute!
Test Subject
#34 Old 2nd Aug 2021 at 3:30 AM
This is insane, each link leads to another link which requires something else in another link. Couldn't you just package it all together?
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