A lot more wearable than before
Before these were several kilometers wide (well it was the fashion at some point....). They still fitted me, but now I wanted some that fitted better and were skinnier in the legs. I used a pattern to aid me in recon'ing the trousers, so therefore only "sort of" tutorial. The pattern is from Ottobre 02/2008, nr. 15.
Here is how it is done - which wasn't completely what I did, but I learnt from my experience, so you don't have to do the same mistakes (and I can use it myself on the identical, but beige, pair of trousers that I have):
Rip the seams where I have marked with red (that is what I didn't do, I just placed the pattern on top. I would have saved me a lot of time og swear words, if I had ripped). I kept the waist and the zipper at the side, since they were fine.
Place the trousers so front part is on top of front part, and back part is on top of back part.
Find your pattern and place the pattern for the front part on top of front legs, and the pattern for the back part on top of the back legs. (picture doesn't show it right).
Cut (WITH seamallowance), pin, sew and et voila (which needs to have the seams ironed flat):
I'm very pleased to finally have a pair of trousers that I can use tucked into long boots, which is all the rage at the moment.