It’s time to blow the cobwebs off your G.C.S.E sewing machine as you can now buy the fabric used to make Villanelle’s pyjamas from Killing Eve.
In the first episode of the show’s second series, which was released on Saturday on BBC iPlayer, the assassin Villanelle (Jodie Comer) sports a pair of bright blue, pop-art-printed pyjamas emblazoned with words such as“pow” and “crash”.
While we’ve been lusting over the nightwear since watching the episode (and subsequently created a list of the best pop art-inspired pjs to buy), we’ve just learned you can now purchase the exact same fabric used to create the character’s attire.
Altrincham-based wholesale fabric retailer Funkifabrics are the masterminds behind the bedtime look.
Helen Kaitiff, sales director from Funkifrabrics, told The Independent that the company were unaware their fabric had been used in the programme until they saw the outfit on social media.
“The BBC team ordered the fabric like a normal customer - very under the radar!” Neeson explained.
On the website, the retailer states that the fabric – called Comic Bubble Blue and Silver Galaxy - used to create the outfit is enhanced with a foil application to give it a glossy finish. The print is currently on sale for £26 per metre.
The material is composed of 83 per cent polyester and 18 per cent lycra – perfect for those who need a bit of give while running away from MI5 agents at speed.
When it comes to making the pyjamas, Kaitiff recommends ordering a little extra fabric for emergency size alterations.
“Smaller off-cuts are also useful for covering buttons and other things if you want a fully patterned look,” the sales director added.
Viewers of the show have been keen to find out where they can recreate the character’s look ever since the first episode was released.
“I am scouring the Internet tomorrow for similar fabric to this & making myself some sexy af Villanelle pyjamas. #KillingEve, [sic]” tweeted one Twitter user.
— Sara Karle (@Thegeekycrafter)June 8, 2019
Another added: “#villanelle I NEED these pyjamas 😍 #killingeve.”
“I am a bit obsessed with trying to find Villanelle’s pyjamas from #KillingEve,” added another.
— Hannah Walker (@HannahToGo)June 9, 2019
Charlotte Mitchell, Killing Eve season two’s costume designer, recently opened up about the inspiration behind the pyjamas, revealing they were custom-made for the programme.
“We looked around for fabric and found this amazing comic book fabric, which was a stretchy Lycra, so I could make them tighter and tighter,” Mitchell told ELLE magazine.
“I added the red trimming on the sleeves and trousers to really highlight the ends to show they are too short. It was actually quite tricky for a simple pair of pyjamas.”