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Vintage Barbie Collection: Suburban Shopper

by nichellerj Posted 23rd Feb 2010 at 8:42 PM - Updated 23rd Feb 2010 at 6:09 PM by nichellerj
21 Comments / replies (Who?) - 18 Feedback Posts, 2 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.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
I will admit that I'm a vintage (60's) Barbie fan. And re-creating some of my favorite doll fashions for the sims is something I've been wanting to do for a while now, just for the fun of it! Even if you can't stand the dolls, you might be able to use this dress if you like retro-clothing.

This is Suburban Shopper, a blue and white striped cotton dress. I believe this dress was released in a coral-like pink a bit later on, but I decided to just make the blue version for you all instead of both.

This upload is for the dress alone. I tried to make the hat but the mesh I was using wasn't recoloring right. The missing necklace (along with the jewelry that came with past and future dresses I have here) will be uploaded seperately, later on.



This dress uses a mesh by All About Style, which I have included in the zip file. This shows up in the EVERYDAY category alone!

Enjoy!

Additional Credits:
Default skin was made by Pooklet @ GOS
Tags: #Barbie, #vintage, #retro, #dress, #blue, #summer, #spring, #1960

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
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nichellerj_BarbieSuburbanShopper.zip

Size: 258.8 KB · Downloads: 16,338 · 23rd Feb 2010
258.8 KB 16,338 23rd Feb 2010
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Instructor
#2 Old 24th Feb 2010 at 2:22 AM
I've never seen this one before, but downloading it because your skins so far have been awesome!
Demon Sheep
retired moderator
#3 Old 24th Feb 2010 at 5:40 AM
Oooh so pretty and well done. I'm not much of a Barbie fan, but now I'm a fan of this dress. Thanks for sharing!
Test Subject
#4 Old 24th Feb 2010 at 5:41 AM
that dress is beautiful very well done.
Test Subject
#5 Old 24th Feb 2010 at 10:07 AM
That's a really cute dress! Thank you!
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 24th Feb 2010 at 10:54 AM
That is sooo cute! I'm a big barbie fan (I recommend downloading Stefen's sim version to go with these outifts). Keep up the fantastic job!
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 24th Feb 2010 at 12:13 PM Last edited by SeasonofTheWitch : 24th Feb 2010 at 12:35 PM.
I LOVE this series!! I too am an aging baby boomer and love my vintage Barbie's and all the fabulous clothing, accessories and furniture I have. Some from my childhood, some purchased off eBay.

I haven't snagged the others I've seen yet, but off to do that this morning. Thank you VERY much. This was a great idea.

And, are you taking requests???

Edited to remove question that was answered in your overview.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#8 Old 24th Feb 2010 at 6:10 PM
Thank you everyone!

Quote:
Originally Posted by SeasonofTheWitch
And, are you taking requests???


Usually I don't take requests as I can't promise to get them fulfilled in a reasonable amount of time. If you have any suggestions though, I would love to hear them! It doesn't mean I'll make it, but you never know... :D

G.K. Chesterton said, “Fairy Tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”
Test Subject
#9 Old 24th Feb 2010 at 10:21 PM
I love your vintage Barbie stuff. I was wondering, do you think you will make the classic black and white swim suit? I would love to have that in my game!
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#10 Old 24th Feb 2010 at 11:07 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by videokid1109
I love your vintage Barbie stuff. I was wondering, do you think you will make the classic black and white swim suit? I would love to have that in my game!


Eventually, yes!

G.K. Chesterton said, “Fairy Tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 25th Feb 2010 at 5:06 AM
Oh god I have this dress but I modded it to fit my boy doll <3 I dress that doll in all the vintage barbie clothes I can get my hands on. would you ever be interested in making these kinds of outfits for male sims?

....I hope this doesnt upset you...I sometimes upset barbie collecters by accident T-T
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#12 Old 25th Feb 2010 at 6:22 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by metalheadneko
Oh god I have this dress but I modded it to fit my boy doll <3 I dress that doll in all the vintage barbie clothes I can get my hands on. would you ever be interested in making these kinds of outfits for male sims?

....I hope this doesnt upset you...I sometimes upset barbie collecters by accident T-T



I won't be, but feel free to use the textures to convert them! :D

G.K. Chesterton said, “Fairy Tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”
Test Subject
#13 Old 26th Feb 2010 at 4:09 AM
I know you like the vintage Barbies best, but by any chance could I convince you to do the Sun Jeweled Barbie bikini from the mid-90s? The one with the huge rhinestone chest thing and the pear-shaped dangle on the bottom. It was always one of my favorite outfits, i used it so much I wore out the straps, they were all stretched out and curled up.
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 26th Feb 2010 at 8:37 AM
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Originally Posted by nichellerj

I won't be, but feel free to use the textures to convert them! :D

cool! now all i have to do is figure out exactly what convert means, and learn to mesh ^_^ yay *runs off to play with milkshape*
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#15 Old 26th Feb 2010 at 6:12 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by metalheadneko
cool! now all i have to do is figure out exactly what convert means, and learn to mesh ^_^ yay *runs off to play with milkshape*


Convert... just copy/paste the texture files onto another mesh basically. I'm sure there are meshes out there already that you can use.

G.K. Chesterton said, “Fairy Tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 27th Feb 2010 at 3:43 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by nichellerj
Thank you everyone!
Usually I don't take requests as I can't promise to get them fulfilled in a reasonable amount of time. If you have any suggestions though, I would love to hear them! It doesn't mean I'll make it, but you never know... :D


Thank you for the reply!

I have just a few 'suggestions' - take them or leave them:

Apple Print Sheath
Swingin' Easy (also called Lets Dance - came in blue and green)
Dinner at Eight http://z.about.com/d/collectdolls/1...EDITbubble8.jpg

Whatever you decide to do, KEEP 'EM COMING! This is a great trip down memory lane. Makes me want to pull all my dolls out and dress them up!
Test Subject
#17 Old 22nd Mar 2010 at 11:21 PM
It's so pretty. I'm glad you posted this up.
Instructor
#18 Old 4th Jun 2010 at 10:12 AM
ha! i love this! my mom used to have this one on like a midge or francie doll that she kept!

wonderful job!

~Hi, I don't do Sims much anymore, sorry! I will respond to messages when able :)~
Test Subject
#19 Old 6th Jun 2010 at 1:03 AM
love it i just know im going to incorporate it into sally (my sims) look.. now if only i could use this in one of my sntm (sims next top models) looks.. i will probably have a 6o's shoot seeing this.. actually you have inspired me to do a 60's barbies photoshoot well thank you so much i will be sure yo get you a front pager so you know it is yours!
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Field Researcher
THANKS POST
#20 Old 20th Jan 2011 at 6:55 AM
i have this barbie, she is made of silk stone and is really special. So i LOVE this dress and am downloading now. thanks!
Instructor
THANKS POST
#21 Old 4th Feb 2014 at 10:46 PM
Very beautiful and elegant! i really like your vintage barbie designs.