The shirt task was, I found, a very difficult one, in the time frame given.
Although shirts look simple, they are challenging in both areas - pattern development and sewing.
A couple of aspects there did not ring quite true - these types of shirts with ease in the sleeve are not very common, especially when it comes to mass production. It would be far too time-consuming to fit a sleeve into the armhole the way it was done - but more about ease and sleeves in another article.
Also, the shirts were not finished - there was nothing about cuffs and sleeve openings - the shirts were presented with rolled-up sleeves. There was probably not enough time to finish the shirt.
It was nice to see a hand stitching task - the ancient craft of hand stitches is often forgotten - yet can achieve stunning results!
The last task, the evening dresses, were well handled, I found. One of the most difficult aspects here is not only the quite specific sewing techniques which are required, but also the handling of certain fabrics. Satin is known for being very slippery and, if unpicked, shows needle holes. Watermarks, if not ironed in the correct way, is another source of problems when working with satin.
All-in-all, it is a shame that this series was so short - it would be nice to see more about patterns and sewing!