So i am fuming. I had this great pair of workout pants for like 8 years, black loose sweats, but over the long years of their employ, they have begun to sag and get sloppy looking. Now in the past 6 months I have done a few projects (not that I have posted them, I haven't been online much) these were pretty much unplanned and thrown together and turned out AMAZING (1. a hand stitched lion costume out of a 1 euro fleece blanket and 2. Two aprons from leftover fabric from my mom). I figured i was on a winning streak and decided to let the creative juices flow so i went out on a limb and decided to try something that SEEMED simple in concept.
Now I am trying to ressurect these pants into something like this
So I start measuring and marking the pants down on the outside side and pin with straight pins ( i didnt have any safety's) and try the leg on, PERFECT! Cut and move on. (also i didnt cut all the way down, i wanted the flare pronounced so i just stopped the cutting at an angle where i would want to keep the existing seam.)
Next I transferred the same measurements and pin again (stupidly using pins that have much smaller and round instead of flat heads) on the other leg, cut, try on the leg and OMFG way too tight. Measure again on botched leg and find they are about 1 cm too tight and i have no seam allowance.
On the verge of tears ( i had graph paper and thought i was doing so well) i pitch a mini fit and wrack my brain for a solution, but none come to mind. I dont want to trim the perfect leg and risk botching that too, just so i can stitch a long patch all the way down the outside seam of both legs, Unless it is my only option. I worry that a contrasting color would look too busy with the colored skirt which i am making out of an old tanktop, and i dont have much fabric from it left.
What would you do?