Poppy is desperate to win the prize for the best costume at Madam Angelwing's annual Honeypot Hill fancy dress party so she asks her cousin Saffron to make one for her. But much to Poppy's disappointment, Saffron says no as she thinks it will not only spoil the fun but also give her young cousin an unfair advantage over the other children. Instead, Saffron suggests a sewing bee for all the village children, which turns out to be great fun, even for the boys. The day of the party arrives at last, but when Madame Angelwing has to choose the winner, she simply can't decide since the costumes are all so wonderful, so she gives each and every child a special prize. So although Poppy doesn't win first prize, she is very happy because she is still a fancy dress princess, along with all her friends.