Holy cow, I just read the pattern description again I bet I cut out view D, the gentle A-line calf-length dress, not view C, the one-inch-below-knee sheath. What is WRONG WITH ME? That explains so much. Sigh.
I spent the whole time thinking, ‘Great Scot, how odd that this dress comes down to my calf when I only added 2″ in length and I am 5’10! And also how very odd that I am having to pin out so much excess at the sides. It is almost as if this knee length sheath dress were in fact a mid-calf length gentle A-line!’ I am so very, very special.