Finally, here are some pictures of my men's button-down aprons. I don't want to give away all my secrets as I do sell these now, but it's so simple! You just use the front for the top, and the back for the bottom. The back gives you enough for the bottom piece and the neck ties, and the front gives you enough for the top piece and the waist ties. :] My mom made some yo-yos out of left-over fabric from them, as well as some of my other scraps.
Sorry if the pictures aren't great, I took these yesterday when I had just gotten out of surgery and was woozy and having to use my left hand instead of my right.
I hope everyone enjoys this and maybe even tries it for themselves! They're really easy and there are so many ways you can put the shirts back together. I completely deconstruct them from the seams so I get as much fabric as possible. I also get all my shirts gently-used from local thrift-stores. I added the collars to make them sassy :]
I have made many of these, and I love them. I always use around 25"-30" for the waist ties, and around the same for the neck ties, since they need to be adjustable. Maybe one day I will use D-rings instead!