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Measuring correctly when having a dress made

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I am going to be in a bridesmaid in August and my future SIL lives 16 hrs. away from me. All the bridesmaids but me live right by her, and they are having their dresses made. She is insistent that I have my dress made by the dressmaker she's chosen as the material is unusual and she wants them all to look the same.

So, I have to send my measurements to this dressmaker who is going to make the dress, and then mail it up to me. If I need alterations, I have to find someone by me to fix them.

My problem is this. I am very long waisted. I never wear fitted tops or fitted dresses, because of this. The dress SIL has chosen is a two piece, with a fitted top, which is my nemises, because my body type does not wear fitted tops well.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to measure so that this dressmaker will know I have a long waist?

If this dress is not perfectly made for me, everyone is going to be able to see my stomach, because that's what always happens with fitted two piece tops.

Any help is greatly appreciated.
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I have a very, I mean VERY, complete chart of measurements. It is for custom costuming. It is in a word document. If you want I can e-mail it to you. If you do most of the torso measurements, the dressmaker should have plenty to go on. Just let me know!
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Hi RasJane,

I pm'd you my e-mail address.

I'd love a copy of the chart. Thanks, so much. You're a life saver!
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