I know a couturiere level seamstress, who used to make silk shirts for her husband. This woman 'sponged' the silk, before it was cut. She'd put a damp sponge in her clothes dryer, then throw in the fabric. Airfluff, for ten minutes. The silk emerged as 'one, big, stain,' in her words. After that, the shirt was made up.
This allowed it to be washed and ironed, at home.