Our Services

Chao's Alterations
Wedding & Formal Dresses

Our bridal experts will guide you through your bridal gown alteration process with ease and compassion. We make as many fitting appointments as needed, you’ll know exactly what your bridal gown project will cost before we begin and YOU are always the one to tell us when YOU need your work completed! Our expert staff is also here for your bridesmaids, flower girls, moms and dads; as well as any other alteration you may need. We hope you’ll consider Chao’s Alterations for your wedding day…or any time you have a need for our expertise.

Alterations & Tailoring

Any Alteration
Anytime you need it. Professional Fittings. Expert Seamstresses. Spacious Dressing Rooms. No Appointment Necessary. Your deadline must be met. Your requirements must be understood. Your concerns are real. We are experts, so you can relax. We do it everyday.

Tuxedos & Suits

Business suits, sport coats, tuxedos….Chao’s Alterations is staffed with expert tailors to fit and alter any tailor made garment. No appointment is ever necessary. We do recommend you bring your dress shoes for the fitting.

Custom hems

Pant Hems While You Wait! PURCHASE TODAY. WEAR THEM TONIGHT. Chao’s Alterations is prepared to give you an on the spot professional fitting and complete your pant hem project while you wait. And that includes most designer jeans. Our seamstresses will guide you through your options on how you would like your jean hems finished. If the hem design is a significant element to the overall design of your jeans….we do a “tricky hem” which gives you the exact look when hemmed. If you bring in 4 or more pants at the same time for hemming, we will take $1.00 off each one!!!

About CHAO

We're located in Shoreview Minnesota.

We provide an array of custom sewing, custom alteration, and tailoring services that will fit within almost any budget. Moreover, we are here to help you with all of your general sewing, alteration, and tailoring needs such as dress alterations, pants alterations, and hemming. Located in Shoreville, Minnesota, we are highly experienced. We custom fit all kinds of clothing such as wedding dresses, women’s suits, formal wear, evening wear, casual wear, African attire, beading and children clothing along with a wide range of accessories. In addition to our custom sewing, custom alterations, tailoring, and general services, we also make custom home decor such as curtains, pillows, draperies, valances, tablecloths, and dust ruffles using the latest fabrics. Bring us your ideas, and your own materials, then let us create a custom design just for you.

  • Weddings
  • Prom
  • Formals
  • Anything else

Our Team

Nancy Yin Chao
Nancy Yin Chao
Owner // Master Tailor
Nancy is a Master Tailor who has 16+ years of sewing experience. She finished an apprenticeship at a local bridal shop 15 years ago. She specializes in women’s formal gowns. She is ready to help you with your sewing needs!
yinmaly chao
yinmaly chao
Master Tailor
I can assure you will love my work because I have experience working for Men’s Warehouse and Hugo Boss. If you love my work please tell your friends As I would like to increase our business.
yinmala chao
yinmala chao
Master Seamstress
I can assure you will love my work because I have experience working for Men’s Warehouse.
Sonha Chao
Sonha Chao
I can assure you will love my work because I have experience working for Men’s Warehouse.


Get in touch

651-490-7960 /// 1069 West Highway 96, Shoseview, MN 55126 /// contact@chaosalterations.com