The ruffle on the original was a horribly tedious task. It took a long time and in the end didn't turn out exactly how I had envisioned. I thought it worked ok at first, but after a wash or two it just didn't lay right. Since I really liked the fabric, I figured I'd change it to what I want now. I like the new version much better. I have more of the pink fabric, so I might try and cut the ruffle and use it on a pink skirt body.
I made both of these without a pattern. I used the Sew What! Skirts book and it guided me through making my own pattern.