Lily is now walking to get around 90% of the time, which means she needs some shoes. Unfortunately, her feet (size 5 1/2) are bigger than I can find any soft-soled early walker shoes in. I couldn’t find any shoe patterns in that size either, so I traced her foot and made these.
I’m not completely happy with the end result, but it’s a start. They stay on, and she seems to like them. I kept all seams on the outside for comfort, but the design could definitely use some tweaking for cuteness.
Most importantly, I need to figure out how to make some that would work for outside – these are fine for indoors, but they aren’t at all weatherproof. Any suggestions?
If you’re wondering, this doesn’t necessarily mean she’ll have huge feet when she grows up. I think my feet were similarly large – I remember wearing a child’s size 3 at age 3, which looking back is quite large. It was the same size my five-year-old sister was wearing at the time – and her feet are half a size larger than mine as an adult.