There are a few free patterns, which is a good way to sweeten the deal. It cost about NZ$80 to buy and ship the catalog. I can't justify buying it in any way (financially), but it is a work of art!
As you may know, the actual patterns come in single sizes with no seam allowances. The free patterns come multi-sized, so you trace them like Burda. Reading the measurements, my top size is somewhere between a 46-48. I went for the 48, because a too-small top is no good for anything. Note that the patterns in the catalog are only available in a few sizes, so you may need to grade between them.
The magazine suggests making Marfy 3075 out of "viscose wool, silk, or other soft material". I think viscose wool is a poor translation of viscose *jersey* (jersey=sheep, sheep=wool). Basically, any soft drapey knit would work.
There's nothing in particular to note about the construction - it's a t-shirt! The notches match up! That said, it drapes beautifully at the front. The sleeves are a lovely length and shape. While my back is a smidge narrower than the 48, this generally seems to be the right size for me.
It's a nice basic that could work for people of many ages and styles. I find it hard to get shirts with short sleeves that aren't 'caps' (which are horribly unflattering on me). I also find it hard to get cowl shirts or patterns that I'm happy with - they are either too modest, or make me feel very exposed.
If you're on the fence about whether to buy the catalog, it's a thumbs-up from me. I like some of the other free patterns too, and it's a seriously gorgeous coffee table book.