I took sewing classes in November and December 2012 and bought a Bernina sewing machine New Year's weekend. Other than an elephant pillow I stuffed and sewed shut in junior high home ec, I'd never sewed before.
This pattern called for single-fold bias tape for the arm and neck holes. I had never worked with bias tape before. It's easy to use and finishes these seams nicely. Plus it adds a fun bit of color to the inside.