I am not shaped like jeans. I don't have stick legs and a huge belly. I have generous thighs, only getting more so with every squat I do. I got this idea from some lady's blog. I'm a terrible seamstress but it actually worked for me. I'm going to bring back bellbottoms.

I slit the outer seams, sewed three men's ties together per side, sewed the ties into the slit seams. Hemmed them (because they were too long) and then I was done. Took the whole afternoon but now these jeans that hurt to sit in are super comfy and even the gaposis in the waist isn't so bad anymore.