WELL, OK, after some searching around, I think I might be the only one doing it exactly this way. hmm
And, this will be a spotty tutorial, since I didn't think I was the only one! HA. Let me know if you want a more detailed one and I will do that.
The big difference in the way I set in a zipper is the seam stays open the entire time. I never baste it closed and every other tutorial I saw on line bastes the seam up. That is how I was taught to do it and I found it very confusing as a kid.
My way works best for a lapped zipper.
I find no matter how much I tape or baste or whatever, it is so hard to get the left and right lap sewn the exact same size.
But, if you want or need to do it that way. Try this tutorial out at Sew Mama Sew.
First (see first photo), finger press or press with an iron the seam allowance on the right side of the seam back 5/8". Pin the zipper exactly next to the pressed fold and edge stitch in place.
Next, press the seam allowance on the left side back. Here I often press 3/4" instead of the usual 5/8" to make sure the fold is large enough.
Then I start to pin the left side in place starting with any seams, trims or collars that need to be matched up.
Here is the left side all ready to be sewn.
Personally, I almost always use an invisible zipper for my own projects. I will write about them next week.