Burda's 7519 is two shirt patterns (same tissue) with a cowl neck and either short/fitted/sleeveless variation or long/loose/draped sleeve variation.
The fabric suggestions are jersey, satin, and crepe. It is rare to run into a knit or woven, your choice, pattern. They are usually either/or.
The front is cut on the bias, while the back is on the straight of grain.
I've been looking (and looking and looking) for a close fitted cowl neck top. I really like the look of the cowl neck, but generally don't like the way they fit on me.
I made the sleeveless variation up in a thin rayon knit. I narrowed the cowl neck by 2 inches total (it looked too big as drawn), performed a typical sway back alteration, and cut it in the smallest size.
Result? I think the back looks good, the side view is nice, but the front is too big. It hangs, because I don't have the, uh, chesticules to fill the top.
I suspect I would need to grade the front down another size or two, further narrow the cowl, and then, maybe, I would like the front view.
The back view is fairly comfortably fitted. The darts are a nice touch.
The side view looks good to me. Close fit, but not tight.
But the front just has too much excess fabric. Cowls are a fiddly pattern. Nudged a little to far either way and they are no longer elegant.
This one falls into the not elegant on me category.
I am torn, do I continue fiddling with pattern? Or try something new? Because I'm all about trying a new pattern ... but feel that this one is close ...