I hear ya. I am still short today. Still a bit "fluffy", too.
Do you other shorties have trouble getting clothes to fit? I am short-waisted and relatively long legged. I have a terrible time getting things to fit me smoothly on top. A dress with a waist always gapes out in the middle of my back. Especially when I am near my goal weight.
Also, I am thick in the waist, so by the time I get something to fit at the waist, the crotch is down around my knees. So chic!
I think some of the catalogs that sell petite sizes just cut about half an inch off the bottom of the garment and call that good. There is absolutely no real proportioning. Even with my "relatively" long legs, the petite sizes are always a few inches too long.[/rant]