Once upon a time, I was altering a wrap-around skirt (that stopped significantly short of wrapping around all the way) for a character named Albel Nox from Star Ocean: Till the End of Time. What I had thought was the proper mid-calf length grazed the floor when I pinned it on.
I’m 5’2”. The problem with consistently cosplaying tall characters is that when I alter or draft patterns, I tend to subconsciously draft what looks right for that character, not me. What looks like a decent guesstimate of shirt length to me at first glance is actually closer to a church-appropriate shirt dress.
But when I was cutting out the pattern pieces for Grell’s shirt this evening (and Grell’s downright short for my record, at 5’8”) it was so long on me that even I noticed it right away!