Isabella Serrano

Maker, Sewist, Pattern Designer

I’m a California girl who moved to Germany at 18 to study a very mysterious movement art called Eurythmy.
10 years later I’m still in Germany working as a performing artist with a small ensemble.

I learned to sew at a very young age. My mother is a textile artist, so my love for fabrics and fibers was always very nurtured. We were always creating together.

I didn’t start sewing seriously, however, until I left home. It was a way for me to feel at home in such a foreign place.

I love to sew all things! At the moment, I’m really enjoying the challenge of working materials I’ve never worked with before. One of my lastest makes was a leather dress.

What influence does music have in your life as a creative?:

I grew up in a sound cloud. My father was a musician along with half of my family. Music has always been a big part of my life. For me, making and music go hand in hand. Dad would always be practicing his guitar whilst Mom and I sewed. He’d always ask us to make him a shirt out of the fabrics we were using. “That fabric would look great with my new guitar!” he’d say.

I listen to all kinds music. Different projects will also inspire what I’m listening to. As my dad would say: “There’s a song for everything.” and it’s so true!

Tell us about your playlist:

This playlist is a schmorgasbord of genres. I’ve got some old faithfuls in there, songs from my childhood and my latest jams.

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A Song for Everything

  1. Queen Bee – Taj Mahal
  2. Nont For Sale – Sudan Archives
  3. Stay Flo – Solange
  4. Gaspar Yanga – D Smoke, Snoop Dogg
  5. Circles – Mac Miller
  6. Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia) – Us3, Rahsaan, Gerard Presencer
  7. The Heroic Weather-Conditions of the Universe, Part 7: After The Storm – Alexandre Desplat
  8. California – Joni Mitchell
  9. Tickle Me Pink – Johnny Flynn
  10. Sally – Johnny Flynn
  11. Pink Moon – Nick Drake
  12. Yegelle Tezeta – Mulatu Astatke
  13. Self Care – Mac Miller
  14. Blue World – Mac Miller
  15. Dang! (feat. Anderson .Paak) – Mac Miller, Anderson .Paak
  16. Bloody Waters (with Anderson .Paak & James Blake) – Ab-Soul, Anderson .Paak, James Blake
  17. Frontline – Kelela
  18. Kick, Push – Lupe Fiasco
  19. 5 Years Time – Noah And The Whale
  20. High By The Beach – Lana Del Rey
  21. Bonita Applebum – A Tribe Called Quest
  22. Yet Again – Grizzly Bear
  23. Nterini – A COLORS SHOW – Fatoumata Diawara
  24. Ready or Not – Fugees
  25. Sirata – Habib Koité
  26. Disparate Youth – Santigold
  27. Le Temps de L’amour – Françoise Hardy
  28. Concerto Grosso in A Minor, Op.3, No.8, RV 522: III. Allegro – Antonio Vivaldi, The Cavendish Orchestra, Terry Cavendish
  29. Breezeblocks – alt-J
  30. Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe – Kendrick Lamar
  31. Ramblin’ Man – Hank Williams
  32. Little Boxes – Malvina Reynolds