I have been losing a lot of baby socks lately. On our Washington DC trip, strangers kept coming up to me and either handing me fallen off socks or letting me know the baby was missing a sock. Whoops! Socks don't work so well to keep baby's feet warm but these little shoes do the trick.
I cruised Pinterest to find a free pattern but then just decided to search on Etsy "baby shoe pattern PDF" and this great pattern by Petitboo appeared in the results. They are adorable and totally functional. The clever construction makes them fully lined too. By the 3rd pair I had them done in 1/2 hour.
I made them in 6-9 month size and they are a little big (since she isn't 6 months yet) but they still work great. Yeah for a useful baby item that I could sew up myself! There are lots more baby shoe patterns that include frills and ruffles but I just wanted a shoe to keep her feet warm and wouldn't fall off!
She sits! Loving this stage. Just in time for spring- I can just plop her down and be outside. Thanks to PetitBoo for such a cute pattern. I'll be making more when she grows out of these!