The below would dry pretty fast, be quite breathable, and have great odor controlling properties. Also should be way stronger and more durable than the rayon dress you mentioned. Color might be too hot in the summer, but should be fine for cooler weather hiking.
As far as patterns, can't help you there. I just used a real kilt to base mine off of, except that i used velcro for the closures, just wraps around and velcros at two points--very quick, easy, and adjustable.