Pretty and Retro

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Uploaded: 5th Oct 2010 at 9:30 AM
Updated: 3rd Oct 2010 at 10:38 PM

One day in chat, the dear sweet Leesester showed me a beautiful retro-inspired dress (click here for a picture) she had found on the web. I really liked it a lot so I decided to use it as inspiration for my next creation.

My version of the dress is very similar, especially with the dress coloration areas. I did change up the neckline because I like to show a little more skin. (Don't judge me! )

The dress has 3 recolorable channels: base skirt, skirt panels/bodice and sash.

While I was very pleased with the finished outcome, I thought that the customization options were very limited. To fix this, I added two more versions with different recolor layouts.

Version two has the same amount of channels except you can now color the bodice and skirt separately, as well as the sash. Version two is probably my favorite and the most versatile.

Lastly, version three changes it up a bit more. This time the bodice and skirt recolor together. Leaving the petticoat to be recolored separately, and the sash as well.

All three versions are found in one package. The dress is for female adults/YAs and is found in everyday and formal. Each version has it's own custom thumbnail for easy identification in CAS.

This is a custom mesh and it took me a long time and a lot of screaming "OMFG WHAT'S WRONG WITH THIS THING". However, it was worth it. There is only one flaw that I'm aware of: the underside of the skirt has two slivers in it. You'll just about never see them unless you deliberately get the camera under the sim, so I didn't see it as too much of a problem.

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Additional Credits:
Thank you whiterider and BloomsBase for helping me fix the seams on the mesh. And, leesester, for giving me inspiration.

Lovely Spring Flowers Pattern #16 by simmiller, used on the Asian model.

Hair Credits

Asian Model: TumTum

Fair-Skinned Model: PeggyZone

Tan-Skinned Model: Rosesims3

Dark-Skinned Model: Anubis360

Want the meshes?
If you want the meshes to use for your own creation, look here.