The Original Pair
The waistband on these shorts would give and move when I moved (or when I ate). My other pair of jean shorts did not...the waistband was seriously restrictive. Yes, If I lose weight, I'd have no problem with them, but it's too hot to wait until I lose 10 pounds to make them too big again.
I'm not really posting a tutorial for this because I want to do it again with something else to perfect the process. But I'll show you a few of the steps I took to give you an idea...
I took the waistband off
I cut off and kept the button and button hole
I pinned them back on so I could get a measurement for the rest of the waistband.
I could have used the left over pieces of the waistband, but I wanted to go by the size of the shorts, not the waistband, which was slightly smaller (hence the reason they were restrictive).
I then sewed the new comfy fabric and a piece of elastic to the button and button hole fabric.
Then I pinned and sewed the newly created waistband into place. It's not exactly pretty...the sewing machine was giving me problems.