To solve the problem, I had to cut that seam shorter on one side but then the whole waist was too short for my child. At this point, I was enjoying listening to the Wicked soundtrack so much, I decided to just keep going. I added an extension to the waist to make a basically flat waist yoke. (I think that is what it is called) I added the elastic and Voila! Problem solved.
Took one and a half rounds of the entire Wicked CD to sew these, btw. Defy Gravity!
Fabric is from Robyn Pandolph's Flirt collection and I bought it from Flame Cranium on Etsy.
Look for her link to the right side of my blog.
Next up, a twirly dress to go with these pants, same fabric collection.
It will be long enough to hide that terrible waist band.