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.
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.