Poppy's Peekaboo Dress was the first tie-back bodice of its kind! Since its release and immediate explosion into the boutique world in 2013, others have tried to recreate this iconic bodice, but you can't beat an original! This adorable dress was designed for spring and summer, but many have layered it with a long sleeve shirt and ruffle pants and it's even cute for fall and winter! Besides the tie-back, this pattern also features a sweetheart shaped front bodice, elastic back waist, and a double layer skirt with different peekaboo options.  This pattern can also be created as a single layer skirt or a double layer without the peekaboo option. The babies pattern includes a closed back version since a knot on the back may be uncomfortable to babies who spend most of their time on their backs. This pattern works best with wovens, but many have upcycled t-shirts to use as the bodice (tutorial HERE). Get creative with rayon challis or lace to create that one-of-a-kind, fun, yet girlie, outfit your daughter or boutique customers will love! The sky is the limit now let’s see what YOU can do with it!


Difficulty Rating: Intermediate

*Fabric Requirement Chart shown as last image* 


Here is what you receive:

  • Measurements for sizes Newborn to 18/24 mos., 6/12 mos. to 8, and 7/8 to 15/16 kids
  • FREE GIFT with purchase! Size 14", 15" and 18" doll size!
  • Three instant download patterns with thorough, uncomplicated step-by-step instructions accompanied by color photos that allow you to follow along with ease from start to finish.
  • Computer drawn pattern pieces you can print over and over again; no more patterns that rip or tear.


 Please note that PDF patterns differ from traditional sewing patterns, and not all PDF designers have the same style. We prefer to give measurements for simple rectangles instead of rectangular pattern pieces to save your time, paper, ink, and tape. You will only receive pattern pieces for curved portions of the garment, and you will follow the cutting chart for the remaining pieces. 
If you would like to see an example of our style and try it for free, please download our free sample pattern HERE.
Poppy's Peekaboo Dress Sizes NB to 15/16 Kids and Dolls PDF Pattern

Product Reviews

Written by Stephanie on 17th Mar 2015

SO Unique!

I've never seen anything like this dress! So cute & so girly! A MUST for any sewing fanatic! Simple instructions!

Written by Samantha Williams on 17th Mar 2015

new fave

Love this pattern and better yet so does my little one. It is our new favorite!

Written by Lacey Mullins on 17th Mar 2015

Easy and Awesome!

This was my first dress cut from a pattern for my daughter and it turned out great!

Written by Danika on 16th Mar 2015

easy sew with breathtaking results

Loved this pattern, my daughter loved the dress

Written by michelle shampo on 15th Mar 2015


My second CKC pattern and love it, its so easy to follow! I will be making more!

Written by undefined on 15th Mar 2015

Nice pattern, cute dress

I thought this was a really well written, easy to follow pattern. I love the style. I am a bit of a traditionalist, I appreciate CKC trying to save paper and ink by not printing out squares/rectangles but I would find it easier to help plan the fabric to have those pieces included. My DD is a bit skinny for the pattern and found the bodice a bit too high under the arms but it would be an easy adjustment.

Written by Kristi on 21st Feb 2015

Love this pattern!!!

Love this pattern! Its super easy!!

Written by Rachel W. on 8th Feb 2015

Lovely dress!

I've made this dress twice, and it is so lovely! My only issue with the pattern is about the top stitching. The instructions just tell you to top stitch the straps, but it's not clear on which side is the top for the back straps. It took some time to figure it out. My advice would be to lay the pieces out first and then do the top stitching. :)

Written by Elizabeth Reid on 6th Feb 2015

My first CKC pattern and I am totally hooked !

After completing my first Poppy, I already have plans for the many more. I have also ordered the January Mixup and am so excited to start making beautiful pieces for my family and friends.

Written by Nicole Remig on 30th Jan 2015


Such a stylish little dress!

Written by brianna holmes on 30th Jan 2015

Fave pattern I own!

I LOVE this pattern! So easy to follow and easy to create with amazing results! I don't think there's a fabric combo that this dress DOESNT look good in. You can't go wrong.

Written by Lauri Meinhardt on 30th Jan 2015


This is just SO cute. The pattern is so easy to follow, and you can add as many little 'tie-up's on the skirt as you like to change it up a bit. I made one for my niece and she fell in LOVE. This dress is a bit shorter in length so take that into consideration when sewing, especially if you like longer skirts...just add a bit before cutting!