<schnip>I got too little on purpose. I'm glad you like my posts, too.
I gathered that pretty early on.
Oh gosh, you'll have to bear with me - I made this over three years ago.
From what I remember, I measured from underbust to hip to get the bodice length and I gave it that "hourglass" shape by putting my waist measurement in the middle of the bodice and drawing a curve based on that measurement being the highest point in the curve.
Here's a diagram:
Don't forget to add seam allowance, of course.