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NEW MESH - Adult/Young Adult Sari - version 2.01

by bettye Posted 7th May 2006 at 8:31 PM
58 Comments / replies (Who?) - 8 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.
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Somehow in my frenzy of making Indian meshes, I missed that Wes H had made a new Milkshape plugin, UniMesh, which fixes the problems of gnarly upper arms, dark shadows on hems, and several other mesh problems. Tiggerypum told me about the new (January!) plugin last week, so from now on my meshes will use that method.

Thanks again, Tig!

They will also have the fat, and where appropriate, pregnant, morphs.

This new sari is a remake of my earlier version, only using UniMesh. It is version 2.01 because I will probably change it again when I figure out how to map the drape so that it can have borders in the right places.

The NEW mesh has the same name as the old mesh, so if you have already downloaded the old mesh, just say yes when asked if you want to replace the existing file, and it will work on any recolors of my mesh which you may have.

I will be working on updating others of my earlier meshes, but be may take awhile.

The recolors included in the zip are classified as everyday and formal, for adults and young adults.

As always, feel free to recolor, revise and post my meshes, as long as you give me credit for the original mesh.

Please DO NOT post my meshes at pay sites or The Sims Exchange.

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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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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Test Subject
#51 Old 30th Jul 2007 at 12:01 PM
Thanks so much all of your saris are so beautiful. I think I've downloaded all of them.
Lab Assistant
#52 Old 9th Oct 2008 at 9:19 PM
I love these Saaris =]
Will you make any indian clothing for males?

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Lab Assistant
#53 Old 12th Feb 2009 at 12:13 AM
These are amazing. Thank you so much.
portraitofsecrets I believe she does have some indian
clothing for males just click her name to view more.

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Test Subject
#54 Old 14th May 2009 at 8:28 PM
this is what i've been looking for!! thanks so much
Test Subject
#55 Old 24th May 2009 at 1:11 PM
Lovely! Thank you so much!
#56 Old 9th Sep 2009 at 3:22 AM
I love the colors!
Test Subject
#57 Old 16th Aug 2010 at 5:13 PM
When will a mesh be done that actually replicates a real sari? With pleats on the front, gathered on the back so that the paloo comes from them?
These creations are really gorgeous, but they look like saris only if looked from certain angles. The fabric is not continuous.
I know it must be very difficult to do what you did, and I admire your skill and patience (not to mention good taste in colour and texture) but I have a feeling that it's not because of difficulty that you didn't get it, but because you have only seen front pictures of a sari, and you are not sure how it works.
Let me try to help
A sari is a continuous length of cloth, wrapped. So the part coming to cover the breasts and going down the shoulder to hang on the back doesn't come out of nowhere, it's the same fabric as the "skirt", a continuation of it.
After the fisarmonica pleats in the middle of the front, the fabric continues to the left, goes around your back, comes again to the front (from right to left, usually), is pleated to cover the breasts and then, pleated as it is, goes over the left shoulder, and its end is left trailing to show off the usually more decorated end design.

Please have a look at the following links, they might help.

Aishwarya Rai in a sari here.

and here, where she has taken the back piece and brought it to the front (this is a common variation in South India):

On the following page (full of really gorgeous saris and lehenga cholis, that is skirt + top sets), look at the first two pictures, where she has completed the front pleats but hasn't yet draped the material around her.

In the following, you will see how draping makes some loose pleats on the behind in order to come up. (Don't be confused by the fact that it's done on the right side. In different parts of India, such as the Bengal, they do it like this, on the right).

Finally, here is a black and white pen illustration of how a sari is wrapped. It might shed light on the whole process.
Lab Assistant
#58 Old 7th Sep 2010 at 12:12 AM
This is just beautiful. I already clicked the thanks button but I had to tell you, I love these. I'm going to see what else you have, too.
Test Subject
#59 Old 14th Jul 2016 at 5:44 AM
Love these saris. They're so beautiful. Lovely colors. Thank you!
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