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Fluffy Skirt

by HystericalParoxysm Posted 2nd Aug 2014 at 7:52 PM
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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.
Trufax: IRL, I wear skirts exclusively, and I'm always a bit disappointed at the selection of skirts available in TS3. Fine if you want miniskirts, but something nice and full? Nope! So I made this skirt. Thick, full, and flared, this knee-length skirt is simple, classic, and elegant. Two recolourable sections: Waistband and skirt. Formal and everyday, for young adult and adult.

Known issues: I have no idea why, but there is a very tiny seam where the waist comes together with the top. I tried for quite a while to fix it, and even though the vertex locations, normals, and bone assignments are perfectly matched, there's still a very faint seam (see pic). Also, because of the shape of this skirt, it works best with tucked-in tops - many tops that extend over the hips will have significant clipping. Hands and whatnot will tend to clip through the skirt when animating, also, since it flares quite a lot more than normal clothing. There's also a tiny spot of slightly off normals on the fat/thin morphs (not all that noticeable in-game, really). All small things, but just so you're not surprised.

Huge thanks to CmarNYC for the mesh toolkit, to Levini for help and advice, and to TSR for TSRW,

Polygon Counts:
872 for the highest LOD (low).
Age: Young Adult Adult
Gender: Female
Clothing Type: Everyday Formal
Clothing Style: Modern
Other Type: Not Applicable
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable
Outfit Type: Bottom

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Sims 3
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Size: 314.2 KB · Downloads: 21,112 · 2nd Aug 2014
314.2 KB 21,112 2nd Aug 2014
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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.
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Lab Assistant
#26 Old 5th Mar 2015 at 6:03 PM
Modesty is always welcome in the Sims world.
Test Subject
#27 Old 5th Sep 2015 at 2:35 AM
THANK YOU! I'm so tired of the lack of 'comfy, yet attractive' skirts. (And don't even get me started on the length of shorts...) These are going to look lovely.
Test Subject
#28 Old 25th Dec 2015 at 8:35 AM
Thank you, finally, a decent one. The game simply doesn't have any.
Test Subject
#29 Old 25th Jul 2018 at 12:35 AM
Thanks! I wear skirts exclusively as well so it's nice to finally have some cute, long enough selection!
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