Starting with my tnt knit top pattern and an article in January 2014 issue in Threads by Londa Rohlfing to draft the cowl back. The first one wasn't low enough, so I went back to the original pattern and redrafted it for a lower cowl. Both muslins are worth finishing since they make very nice tops that will be cool for summer with the open back.
The pattern on the left is the first one I drafted. The one on the right is what I'll use for my wedding outfit.
I'm not sure that you can see it, but the one on the right has a lower, wider neckline to form the deeper cowl.
I chose Emmaonesock's 11 ounce rayon lycra jersey for the fabric. After pre washing I'll be ready to cut out and sew.