First, be sure to read over my original fleece bootie Instructable
. Trace your child's foot, then draw a shoe-shape around it, leaving about 1/2" buffer around each bit of foot. Unlike the booties, an oval won't do at this stage - your kid is GOING PLACES, and the shoe has to fit a bit better. This shoe-shape determines the shape of the bottom and sole of the shoe.Upper
Next, draw the upper part of the shoe. Again, it's different than the booties - it needs to be significantly wider to accommodate the growing height of your kid's arch. Also, the sole makes the shoe more rigid, so you've got to build in more space than if you were putting booties on the same pair of feet. Check out the second picture below - I find it easiest to match the right side of the shoe, and add about 2/3" on the left-hand side. Err on the side of too much space here; you can always make them smaller. Continue the upper about 1/2" past the end of the sole pattern.Heel
The heel should be a rectangle long enough to go from mid-point on one side of the sole, and tall enough to run from that equivalent location to the back of the upper. See bootie Instructable for a deeper explanation.
I date each of these patterns, so I can see exactly how quickly the kiddo's foot grows. Sometimes it's scary fast.