You know it occurs to me that I haven't actually talked about what a Gaulle is or posted my inspiration for this project. So for those of you who are wondering what the heck I'm talking about...
A Gaulle is basically a variation of a chemise à la Reine. Instead of being a big tube of gathered fabric like the traditional chemise à la Reine, it has a fitted back with a gathered front. Where the name Gaulle comes from, what it means of if that is even what this garment was called in the period I don't actually know (Kendra?, Sarah?) but it's the name I know it by so that is what I'm going with.
I've been inspired (and greatly assisted in my efforts) by 1 extant garment from the Met, 2 film garments (from Marie Antoinette & the Duchess) and 3 excellent reproductions (from demode, modehistorique and mlsdesigns).
What me a sheep?! Whatever gave you that idea? :>