It sounds like hair extensions and I'm thinking it's the same principle. My neighbor's daughter is getting baptized on Saturday and asked me to help her with a dress. The dress that she has is a family heirloom, each girl in their family has worn while they were baptized.
The dress is fine--except for this little girl--it is too short. We contemplated adding an eyelet ruffle and then I had an idea pop into my head. I made a slip with eyelet ruffles on the bottom.
This way we wouldn't be touching the dress with scissors or a sewing machine and the other members of the family who will get to wear it won't have to worry if the dress is too long.
This project worked out well. I had barely any scraps and the sewing went smoothly, can't wait to see it on her. I think it would be fun to wear this slip with other dresses too.