Autumn Cardigans

These have been sitting in my WIP folder for quite some time. I’ve been dithering about uploading them since I know this top has been recoloured to death already – but then I thought, bugrit. I like how these turned out, and it’s my blog, so there! πŸ˜› If you don’t like them, well, then you don’t have to download. It’s as simple as that.

So, here you have the BG sweater set in Aelia’s Autumn. It’s not just one of my favourite palettes, it’s also a very fitting one in my northern corner of the world. πŸ™‚

The tee/undershirt/whatsitsface comes in two flavours, the ribbed V-neck and a plain crew neck, both in white:

The cardigan comes in Aelia’s 20 colours, for both tee variations (so 40 recols all in all). They’re for YAEF, but to save space the EF ones are texture referenced to AF, meaning you need to have the corresponding AF recols in game for the EF ones to display properly.

Eagle-eyed downloaders might have noticed something in the screen shots: the sweater set is being worn with low-rise trousers (a pair of the H&M jeans, to be specific). That’s because I’ve also made an (optional!) untuckable mesh default, and my recols were made for that mesh (even though they of course work with the original Maxis mesh as well).

In addition to being untuckable, the mesh also has a preg morph:

“But that will break existing recols!” I hear someone cry. Don’t worry, it won’t. πŸ™‚ Yes, you will get a skin-showing gap between the textures if you use any not-untuckable recols with my mesh default and low-rise trousers – but that happens with the Maxis mesh as well, so I really don’t see the issue. Just keep using your old recols with high-rise trousers/skirts (you know, like you do already?), and you’ll be fine.

But just in case you’d like to use my untuckable mesh replacement but don’t want your Sims to show their bellies, at least not with the Maxis recols (can’t do anything about custom ones), I’ve also made a default that replaces both the mesh and the textures. I’m not all that keen on the Maxis colours, though, they’ve always been a bit too garish for my taste, so instead I’ve used three of my Aelia recols: Tomato (red), Rose (pink) and Denim (blue).


So, you get two defaults to choose from: one that replaces the mesh ONLY and one that replaces BOTH the mesh and the textures.

Only choose one default! Or don’t choose either of them, for that matter, if you’re happy with the current state of affairs in your game. πŸ™‚ I’m well aware there are other mesh replacements and other texture replacements and other mesh-and-texture replacements out there for this top already (so there’s no need to tell me that. There really isn’t).



9 thoughts on “Autumn Cardigans

  1. Maybe these have been done before, but I like yours very much, especially the vast improvement you made in the defaults. Thank you for sharing them!

    • So sorry for the late reply!

      I’m very glad to hear you like them! πŸ˜€ This wasn’t supposed to be a set to begin with; heck, it wasn’t even supposed to happen to begin with, I was just going to make a couple of recols and no defaults and it wasn’t anything I was going to upload anyway, and… well, things sort of spiralled out of control. 😳 (Yeah, that’s never happened before…)

      It’s great to see you, always. ❀ How are things?

  2. How are things? After 25 years in the same apartment, our lease wasn’t renewed and we had to move. I’m not exaggerating when I say it was an ordeal – neither the spouse nor I were well enough to manage it, but of course we had no choice. However we’re finally in our new place, and with a 3% vacancy rate of rental properties in the Phoenix area, grateful that we’re not living under a bridge. Hopefully things can only get better from here.

    How are things with you?

      • Oh, Nix, I’M sorry. You didn’t sound flippant, and you didn’t offend me at all. On the contrary, I appreciated your interest, and I trust and respect you enough that I answered honestly instead of wearing my social face. As we all know, sometimes life flat-out sucks, and I was feeling vulnerable enough when I posted to admit it. Again, I’m very sorry. I didn’t mean to blurt at you and make you feel bad. 😦

        • I’m very happy and relieved to hear that. The last thing I want is to say something that hurts or offends you. ❀ But I know from personal experience that many times (maybe even most of the time), people will ask "how are you?" or "how are things?" and things like that – but they're only asking because it's something you say, they don't want an actual answer. Or they're asking you so that you will ask them and they can start talking about themselves already, which is what they’re really interested in. I was afraid I’d come across like that (especially since English is my second language) – and hurt you, because here you’ve been through an incredibly shitty situation and I’m just filing my nails and being all “how are you nice weather we’re having how about those Mets?” about it. πŸ˜•

          I’m honoured you feel you don’t have to wear your social face and can blurt at me. I want you to blurt at me! I wanted an honest answer and you gave me one, and I’m very glad you did. ❀ And you didn't make me feel bad – I did that all to myself.

          How about we start over? Or rather, how about I start over? That’s one heck of a sucky situation even when there isn’t a raging pandemic going on, but now… gawd. I’m glad to hear you and Spouse managed to find a new place, but still, that’s sucky enough to rival TON 618. 😦 Here’s to hoping things will get better and that you can still have a nice Christmas (if you celebrate – hoping for a nice weekend if you don’t).

          Here, things have been… extremely uneventful – and I’m perfectly happy with that. In these crazy times, it feels as if nothing happening is a good thing. πŸ™„ (But I’ll freely admit it’d be nice if the light at the end of the Covid tunnel for once turned out to be the actual end of the tunnel, and not the headlights of an oncoming train. :/ )

          *very tight hugs*

          • Thank you!
            *tight hugs right back at you*

            I did hear the best “social” response ever the other day…
            “How are you?”
            “Meh…brand new liver, same old eagles.”
            I laughed so hard!

            I’m very glad things are calm for you right now. It’s lovely and reassuring to think of someone enjoying a safe haven despite the storms of chaos that have been raging all around us. I’m afraid omicron will be devastating; a study just released from the University of Hong Kong said that the omicron variant multiplies 70 times faster in the human bronchial tubes than the initial COVID-19 infection or the delta variant. Please stay safe! Mask, socially distance, avoid indoor crowds…basically fight against the habits of a lifetime in how we interact with our family, friends, and community. πŸ˜₯

            • LOL! What a great reply! πŸ˜€

              Omicron looks like a nasty little bugger even by Covid standards – and it’s spreading like wildfire here in Europe. πŸ˜• Here in Sweden, it isn’t that bad yet, but it will be, esp. since it’s more or less running rampant in Norway and Denmark. (Before, we thought we might escape the worst this time since we’ve had such high infection rates before, but of course now studies show that having had the “old” Covid variants doesn’t protect you from omicron. *sighs*)

              And don’t worry, I’m staying safe. I’m still pretty much shielding, was even before omicron hit. I’m double-jabbed (won’t be eligible for a booster shot until February), but of course you can get sick even so and I do NOT want that, I don’t know what it’d do to my MS body. So I’m staying in my little bubble.

              You and yours stay safe, too, ya hear? ❀

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