LilyPad Jacket

I am new to Arduino and don't know much about the controller in general. I want to use the lily pad to make a led jacket that will have different led patterns depending on the bottom pressed. 8) for the code would I have to make a IF Statement for each pattern or is their a easer method to write the code. Also for the switch is their code available to change that pattern depending on the number of presses or seconds held. also is their a jacket friendly switch that does not have to be mounted to the surface that is like a pressure pad. :~ :~ :~

Thanks

lynskeyc: I am new to Arduino and don't know much about the controller in general. I want to use the lily pad to make a led jacket that will have different led patterns depending on the bottom pressed.

That could get you arrested. :)