I am pretty new to sewing. In fact I'm not that great at it. I've made 3 quilts and a couple pairs of flannel sleep pants. (I have yards and yards of flannel because JoAnne fabrics has an after Thanksgiving sale every year and they always have flannel for .99 a yard.)So needless to say you only need so many sleep pants and I can't not buy it for .99 a yard, I mean "Hello, Bargain!"
Anyway there is a reason I'm talking to you about sewing today. My thing that works for me is when you take a pattern out of it's original envelope, unless you are schooled in the art of origami you can never fold it the same way and fit it back in (but if you can I'd like to see a tutorial on it). So what I do in order to keep my sanity and not tear my pattern into pieces is I put it in a ziploc with the envelope in the front so you can see what pattern it is. Then all you have to do is fold it neatly however you can in (shove)...I mean neatly place it in the ziploc. Here is my lovely photo.
If you sew you've probably already figured this out, if you don't but are thinking about it then you will definitely enjoy this tip. And yes I'm attempting to make this dress too. But that's a whole nother post. Can I say nother? What does it mean? LOL!