This pattern was one of the first patterns I came across when venturing into the internet crafting world. It was perfect for my needs. My son endured 9 months of boring footwear (socks, white ones) because I was too cheap to buy many pairs of shoes when he didn't even walk yet.
My only problem was that these shoes are about the right size for a 3-6 month old. I ended up scaling up the pattern for my son's feet. As per advice I got from another blog, I measured Silas' feet. I added 1/2" for wiggle room, 1/2" for a seam allowance and then blew up the pattern to fit. (You need to be sure to increase the width, not just the length.)
I also decided not to pay the extra money for suede on the bottom. Because my son was crawling and not walking, the tops got more wear than the bottoms. I simply cut two feet bottoms from the fabric, and put an extra layer of felt between the two for stiffness. It worked out great.
For Silas, I used solid corduroy fabrics and used flannel prints for the lining. I sewed buttons on for decorations, but kept them pretty simple so they fit his age. In this photo, Silas is wearing his navy shoes for our family Christmas photos.