The pattern coming up has a zipper installation technique I haven't used in a pattern before, but many of you have probably already used it in your projects because it's in a number of other patterns, and there is also a popular free tutorial by Anna at Noodlehead.
It allows the zipper to open wider than other ways of installing them, which is very cool and super useful. But I wasn't fond of the technique because my finished results weren't very good. After using it 3 times I realized it wasn't a practice issue, but more of it needed a few slight mods to make it work better for me.
I thought about it for a while (ok, a few years), and realized the three things I wanted to change were to be able to make the zipper end shorter, to make it easier to cover the end while also getting better sewing results, and to ensure that the end doesn't end up slightly twisted as it comes out of the seam.
So in the pattern coming up I added some steps to take care of these things and now I'm very excited to use it on lots and lots of pouches!