The girls needed something khaki and knit and the only skort I could find was not exactly what I wanted and was more than I wanted to pay anyway. Despite my fear of sewing with knits, I bought a yard or so of some khaki-colored knit fabric and brought it home. We stared at each other for a while but ultimately came up with a skort.
I used a combination of this ruffled skirt tutorial and this tutorial for adding shorts under a skirt and making a skort. For the shorts, I modified this pants pattern (that I’ve used several times now). And I got the idea for the fun “lettuce” edge from part of this tutorial.
The I decided the Little Miss needed a skirt too. I didn’t have enough fabric to make an identical skirt with the ruffles, but I was able to use the leftovers to make a simple skirt with the same hem.