This has been so much FUN and I haven't even been to the ball yet! That's this weekend. Cinderella maybe just a fable but it's true the right clothes can certainly make a woman feel more attractive and confident.
Bettina, I'm not familiar with the Metro pattern but I'm just under 5'4" if that is any help. Also, in Ann Smith's review she says the pattern was originally a Vogue designer pattern and offered the option of making it jacket length. This might be an option (or car coat length) if you are afraid it will dwarf you.