Our Story

A group of musical friends were catching up before rehearsal when the orchestra’s librarian walked in. She seemed to be just gliding around that day. Granted, she is a dancer and a happy person, which helped to account for her floating demeanor, but what caught our eye this particular day was the cloak that she had thrown on. While it was artsy because of its shape and abstract accents, it also looked incredibly comfortable.

The wheels began to spin with this gathering of creative and determined women. Becky is not only a pianist but also an avid seamstress. She felt that she would enjoy sewing items that would be appealing to women with busy lifestyles similar to ours. Lee, as a painter, immediately envisioned using her casual artwork style to accentuate the garments. It would take her art off the canvas and put it into fashion designs that people could use, a form of wearable fashion.

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Becky Osborn

Becky Osborn, Product Designer

Wearable Fashion

That morning while the music began to play, our friend Pattie ran out to get a newspaper and tape to create a pattern of the artsy cloak. Lee began to come up with ideas and consider how her acrylic paints could become embellishments to enhance a garment. At the rehearsal break, there was chatter about how many yards of fabric we might need and what type of paint would work.

Soon afterward, Becky found fabrics and began to sew, while Lee made sketches and tested paint durability. Friends gave input and we made custom pieces based upon music that was selected for inspiration. And it worked.

Support from friends and family

While there are a few test pieces that you won’t be seeing, here is the start of our adventure in fashion. We have amazing friends who have helped us with photography and creating our website. In less than three months it became a reality.

Join us and be part of this journey. As you can see, we are about lifting the spirits of others, making people confident in how they look and feel about themselves. This is fashion for your enjoyment. Each piece is as special as the person that wears it!

Lee Bauman

Lee Bauman, Art Director

About Lee & Becky

Lee Bauman

Lee Bauman, Art Director

The Artist

I try to express the personality of the customer, who orders the garment. In an effort to make something that reflects their life’s passions, I enjoy listening to music, reading a passage of inspiration or immersing my thoughts in photos that the customer has sent via email.

Sketching and painting with their music playing or spending time in thoughtful meditation helps me connect with the purchaser to bring out qualities that will personalize their particular garment. For more about Lee visit
LeeBauman.com

Product Designer

My grandmother was a designer and seamstress for Marshall Fields in Chicago, IL, so I grew up hearing her talk about fit and design and watching her make stunning garments out of pieces of fabric. My mother taught me that feel of the fabric was as important as the look. As a plus size woman, I try to select styles and colors that are flattering and comfortable in all sizes (and ages) of women. I try to create garments that would make Mom and Gran proud.

As a music educator and performer, a cook who loves to invent new recipes, it seemed that becoming creative in sewing should be the next fun thing to do. So it follows that this innovation with fabric takes the threads of my life and weaves them together into gifts for others. For more about Becky visit MusicOfOz.com

Becky Osborn

Becky Osborn, Product Designer

Becky Osborn

Becky Osborn, Product Designer

Product Designer

My grandmother was a designer and seamstress for Marshall Fields in Chicago, IL, so I grew up hearing her talk about fit and design and watching her make stunning garments out of pieces of fabric. My mother taught me that feel of the fabric was as important as the look. As a plus size woman, I try to select styles and colors that are flattering and comfortable in all sizes (and ages) of women. I try to create garments that would make Mom and Gran proud.

As a music educator and performer, a cook who loves to invent new recipes, it seemed that becoming creative in sewing should be the next fun thing to do. So it follows that this innovation with fabric takes the threads of my life and weaves them together into gifts for others. For more about Becky visit MusicOfOz.com

Rubato . . .

a musical term dealing with the shaping of music which indicates that the performer may take expressive and rhythmic freedom.

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