Since its summer, I decided to go a little shorter, I made this knee length version of the 6 panel skirt that I previously made the tutorial on. The tutorial can be found here http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433982.0#axzz35fMBMlwv
To shorten, I traced my previous starting piece from the longer skirt to knee length to make another template for the short version. (1/6 of my waist measurement at the top, through the center to knee length)
To add extra flare I added an additional 3 1/2" at the bottom on either side so that the bottom hem is closer to the hem length of the longer skirt. I cut 4 of this piece.
The pocket and pocket liner pieces stayed the same as in the long skirt since the waist area really wasn't changed.
To cut the 2 shorter pieces that go with the pockets, I again folded at the hip-line and added 1/2" seam allowance at the top.
I added double fold bias tape across the pocket top hemline, just encasing the raw edges rather than sewing them together and then encasing them after.
I added darts in the center of all side panels including the pocket pieces.
Encased waist raw edge and bottom hem in double fold bias tape.
Added a regular hook and eye, in black to match the tape, above the invisible zipper since there is no real waist band.